Craving banana muffins, but don’t want to tempt yourself with a dozen muffins? Give these healthy banana muffins a try! 7 delicious tender gluten-free and low carb banana muffins are enough for a whole week, just for YOU!
Healthy Banana Muffins
After learning that bananas are on the high-carb list measuring in at 27 grams for a medium-sized ‘nana, I started to cut them out of my diet completely or add half when putting them in smoothies.
It’s hard to cut fruits out that you like, especially when they have other health benefits like providing a good dose of potassium (487 mg), but as long as we are flexible, modifying recipes is the way to go when following a low carb diet.
For this recipe I used one large banana and a scoop of banana powder, which is 100% natural bananas freeze dried and turned into a powder. This is an amazing low carb hack (1 scoop 7 calories and 2 carbs)!
I probably could have completely left out the fresh banana, but I didn’t for this recipe.
Gluten free banana muffins made with a low carb baking mix
In order to make low carb muffins you need to remove the flour base from the ingredient list. That’s the tricky part of turning some of your yummy baked food recipes into a low carb favorite.
For these zucchini protein muffins whey protein with whole wheat pastry flour was incorporated in the recipe with great results, but there is room to lower the carb count.
My sugar free pumpkin bread is one of my favorite quick bread with a combination of almond and coconut flour. Delicious, but the batter is too heavy for muffins.
Next, comes another option, oat fiber! I’ve used oat fiber is small amounts in this low carb waffle recipe and these low carb pumpkin spice bagels.
I searched high and low in the low carb community for a nut free flour option too. Can we possibly find a low carb AND nut free baking option? The answer is YES!
Healthy banana muffin recipe
There is another whole healthy eating community that I’m just discovering (always late to the party!). Trim Healthy Mama has marketed a low carb baking blend and as you can imagine there are several DIY hacks online.
For this recipe I used Briana’s Baking Mix. No Almond flour in this batch, so yay, we have another baking mix option!
The flour combination is so awesome together. I halved the ingredients to sample and modified by reducing the coconut flour and oat fiber. Note that you will only need 2/3 cup for this small batch healthy banana muffin recipe.
- 3/4 cup oat fiber (NOT oat flour)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup whey protein powder (unflavored)
- 1 cup golden flaxseed meal (I used a flaxseed & chia seed mix)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum or glucomannan powder
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