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No-added sugar banana and blueberry muffins

It can be hard work to keep sugar intake a minimum. We try really hard with our toddler’s diet to keep non naturally-occurring sugars as limited as we can. Over the past few years I found lots of ideas for healthy, no-added sugar snack and pudding recipes. I’ve taken bits of ideas and adapted them into my own blueberry and banana muffins recipe.

To make 12 muffins you will need:

  • 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.

These are always a winner with our little miss, as well as other family members. They are easy to make and great for using up fruit which has gone a bit soft. For other no-added sugar treats you can read all about why I love suckies yoghurts for kids.

What are you tips for reducing sugar intake?

Sarah

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