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No added sugar muffins with banana and blueberry

Weaning can be hard work at the best of times. But even harder when you want to reduce sugar. Lots of healthy, important food groups such as fruit and milk naturally contain it. To offer a helping hand, here’s my no-added sugar muffins recipe. It uses only fruit to sweeten it. 

These are perfect for snacks and puddings. We adults love them too! They are also great for using up fruit which has gone soft. 

To make 12 no-added sugar muffins:

  • 2 medium bananas or 1.5 larger bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 160g self-raising flour
  • Approx 100g blueberries (if you’re using up fruit and have a bit more or less that will be fine too)

What to do:

  1. Line a muffin tray with 12 muffin cases (I have 2 trays with 6 each!) and preheat the oven to 180 deg C.
  2. Melt the butter – I tend to do this in the microwave and then use the same bowl for the rest of the recipe, but melting over a low hob heat would work too.
  3. Add the bananas into the melted butter and mash them together. Add the eggs and beat all the wet ingredients together. Now add the flour.
  4. Next, you mix in the blueberries. These can either be left whole as they will soften during the cooking process, or chop them roughly into smaller pieces if you prefer a smoother textured muffin (this might be better for younger little ones).
  5. Spoon an equal amount into each muffin case and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Check them with a skewer and if the middle still needs a bit longer give them another 5 minutes.

And that’s how simple it is. Hopefully your kiddies will love them as much as P does and you can feel happy that you’ve made something so yummy!

For other ideas on keeping sugar to a minimum read all about why I love Suckies yoghurts.

Sarah

What are you tips for reducing sugar intake?


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