With one exam down and three to go, I am well and truly tired, burnt out and beyond stressed! The idea that I might actually cook for pleasure and not just to satisfy my nutritional needs, didn’t bear thinking about. Then I came across Somer’s Oil-Free Banana Muffins and I couldn’t help but wonder – would it be so bad if I made a batch of muffins on a revision break?
It is clear that I didn’t think so, besides, Somer promised a really quick and simple recipe – and that it was!
By far, these are the best fat free muffins I have ever had. They really are good, moist and fluffy and not dry or gummy which I have found a common trait of many lower fat baked goods. I went even lighter by subbing the amazing Sukrin Gold for the sugar. If you haven’t tried this all natural, plant based, brown sugar alternative before, I really recommend you do – it is incredible stuff! It looks, smells, tastes and cooks like brown sugar and guess what, it has a mere 15 CALORIES per 100g! Do I need to tell you how excited I am by it?
So, I went for the plain muffin, no chocolate chips or fruit but I chopped up my fourth banana into thick slices and topped each muffin with a slice and an extra 1/2 tsp Sukrin Gold before baking. Wow. I’ve never done that before, but I tell you it will be a regular feature of every banana bread I make in the future! Warm, gooey, sweet banana with a brown sugar caramel encased in moist, fragrant muffin. Yum.
Also, I subbed peach soya yoghurt for the buttermilk as it was already open and a milk wasn’t. It appeared to have done the job! My muffin tin is scarily rusty so I used silicone muffin cups (paper cups are a no, no for this recipe) which worked perfectly, nobody got stuck! My version of the recipe (using Sukrin instead of sugar and topping with banana slices) comes in at just 93 calories per muffin (12 per recipe). So go head over to Vedged Out and whip up some fat free banana muffins in minutes!
So, now, I can happily get back to revision knowing energy boosting muffins are on hand and I can stop worrying about those bananas! Thanks Somer!