Low Fat Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Even more so at only 184 calories per muffin!

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre with a contrasting tangy topping. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Plus its relatively guilt free recipe at only 184 calories per muffin!

When I saw a large bag of ripe bananas for sale in the reduced section of my local supermarket recently, my mind immediately began to think of what exactly I could do with such a bargain?

A possible option was another banana smoothie, but then that’s already been done, hasn’t it?

And then I remembered I had this, a low fat banana peanut butter muffins recipe in my head, one I’d been thinking about for some time. Mainly due to my huge love for peanut butter!

So I put my baking head on, and after some experimentation, came up with these delicious little low fat combinations.

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre with a contrasting tangy topping. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Plus its relatively guilt free recipe at only 184 calories per muffin!

As usual with my baking, if I bake on a Sunday, I’ll have one myself and then I’ll take the rest into work on the Monday to share with my work colleagues, and also to gauge their opinion before I post here on the blog.

These went down really well!

These low fat banana peanut butter muffins are extremely moist in the middle, my colleagues loved that, plus it was agreed that the sweet, no fat, cream cheese topping was a perfect accompaniment to enhance the overall flavour.

I was surprised that I only had to make 2 batches of these low fat banana peanut butter muffins before I was got the taste and consistency right.

The first batch was pretty funny though, I’d put too much banana in and the muffins came out as complete mush. 😆

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre with a contrasting tangy topping. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Plus its relatively guilt free recipe at only 184 calories per muffin!

If you liked this low fat banana peanut butter recipe then why not try my other home baking recipes?

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre with a contrasting tangy topping. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Plus its relatively guilt free recipe at only 184 calories per muffin!
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Low Fat Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre

Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Muffins
  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 75 g light brown soft unrefined cane sugar.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
Filling
  • 12 tsp x ½ . reduced fat peanut butter 1/2 tsp. per muffin
Topping
  • 100 g fat free quark
  • 1 tbsp and ½ . sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tsp . lemon juice
  • Lemon rind for decoration
Instructions
Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan) and line a 12 hole silicon muffin / fairy cake tin with paper cases.
  2. In a bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl mix together oil, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla extract and peanut butter until the mixture is thick.
  4. Add the flour mixture from the first bowl to the banana mixture and gradually fold all of the ingredients together.
  5. Spoon a little of the muffin mixture between the 12 paper cases. Just enough to cover the base of each of the cases.
  6. Add ½ tsp. peanut butter filling into the centre of the mixture in each of the 12 paper cases.
  7. Add the rest of the muffin mixture into each paper case.
  8. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in the centre of an oven until risen and brown. Check the centre of one with a tooth pick to ensure it comes out clean.
  9. Transfer and cool on a wire rack.
Topping
  1. Once cooled mix together the ingredients for the topping and spread over the top of each of the muffins.
  2. Garnish with a little lemon rind.

Nutrition Facts
Low Fat Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 32.4mg 11%
Sodium 196.8mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 25.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 10.2g
Protein 4.8g 10%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Low fat banana peanut butter muffins. Delicious peanut butter with that sweet banana taste and a beautiful moist textured centre with a contrasting tangy topping. Peanut butter and banana lovers will crave this recipe! Plus its relatively guilt free recipe at only 184 calories per muffin!

It’s always fun to try out diffent variations of the filling and topping of this version too, and I’d love to hear what combinations you might come up with! 😀

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Comments

  1. Well those look absolutely yummy!
    Jennifer F recently posted…Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Coffee Alone + FlexBrew #GiveawayMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Jennifer, I’m so glad you like them. They definitely taste yummier every time I make a new batch! 🙂

  2. Definitely like the lemon rind accent 😀 TRES chic!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Marathon Training with a Chronic Illness (Living with Crohn’s Disease)My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Susie, I’m glad you think so.

      This was a new batch of these I made recently and an updating of the lousy photo I took last year, 😉 , but the recipe is still the same. 🙂

  3. I was, actually, just thinking of what kind of muffins I could take into work this week and these would be perfect! They sound delicious and look so fluffy and cute!
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food recently posted…Trying to Crush a 10KMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Wow, thank you Kelly! I would be so honoured if you took these into your work this week. 😀

      My guys thought these were awesome and kept asking me to make them weekly!

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