It has happened, you guys. I baked something without sugar. Don't worry, I haven't gone paleo or "healthy" on you or anything. It just sort of happened.
I found a recipe for no-sugar added banana muffins online, and I got curious about the concept, so I decided to try it. In my mind, it was less about making muffins without sugar and more about making little banana bread rolls that let the natural sweetness of the bananas shine through.
I love cake for breakfast, but I can't eat it all that often because my brain feels foggy mid-morning (sad but true). Don't get me wrong, I still love to do it as a treat on occasion (particularly the day after my birthday!).
This recipe, however, offers a good solution for when I need to use my brain but want something more interesting than plain toast.
Just for the record, I'm not even calling these dessert. I'm not in any way or form saying that you should substitute these for dessert. They're more like bread; I found them very pleasant for breakfast, particularly with a little bit of peanut butter on top.
If you feel like making a nice little batch of these and enjoying them for breakfast all week long, join me! They're tasty and perfect for topping with all sorts of tasty stuff as you would toast.
Banana muffins with no sugar addedMakes 12 muffins
- 4 large ripe bananas
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (can just use cinnamon, too)
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt