I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and since I stopped eating sugar and processed foods I am constantly looking for sweet alternatives!
Today was my last day of my Christmas break and it was pretty stormy outside so of course I was craving something warm, sweet and delicious.
I got onto google in search for a healthy muffin recipe that suited my eating style: wheat free and sugar free without cutting out butter/dairy products and eggs. Most of the recipes I found were egg and butter free (which are healthy fats) and had so called “healthy” fructose filled sweeteners like coconut sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar and agave syrup.
So I decided to make my own. Here’s what I came up with, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!!
Healthy Berry Banana Muffins (gluten free and sugar free)
Serves: 6 large muffins
3 small or 2 big bananas
1.5 cups of almond flour (not almond meal)
50g melted butter
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon stevia (or any sweetener you want, you can also leave it out if you prefer)
0.5 cups of berries – any kind you like (or you can use walnuts or dark choc chunks for a treat).
Mash bananas with a fork in a bowl until super mushy
Mix in almond flour
Crack eggs into a separate bowl and mix together with a fork; add to the mixture.
Add melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and stevia and mix together.
Add berries and stir together.
Place mixture evenly in a greased muffin tin. Note that the muffins will rise a tiny bit.
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or until golden on top.
Serve warm with some natural yoghurt and enjoy!
Tip: if you use muffin cases they will be easier to get out of the muffin tin
Yummy alternatives: add chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chunks.