Recipe Review

Sugar-Free Banana Muffins Are a Kid-Friendly Breakfast

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You see those brown bananas on your counter? The ones you forgot to add to your morning cereal last week? They have a new purpose in life, and that purpose is to make banana bread muffins.

When choosing a banana muffin recipe, you have a range of options from recipes that are basically cupcakes without the frosting, to healthy takes that are just a few minutes in the oven away from being a bowl of oatmeal. These muffins from Yummy Toddler Food were designed for feeding to babies, so they are super healthful and contain no added sugar or sweeteners. But they’re tasty enough that older kids and adults will want to grab a couple to eat for breakfast in the car on the way to work or school.

The bananas provide all the sweetness, and a bit of cinnamon and vanilla add a ton of flavor. The rest of the muffins are rolled oats, whole wheat flour and some baking soda and baking powder to help them rise. If you want to make them totally vegan, you can replace the milk with a dairy-free alternative. And to make them gluten-free, swap the whole-wheat flour for a gluten-free flour blend. 

The muffins are not quite as sweet as a typical cupcake-in-disguise muffin you might buy at the store, but they’re still plenty sweet, and very healthful. If you want to make them even more appealing to older kids, add some mini chocolate chips on top.

Get the Recipe: Sugar-Free Banana Muffins from Yummy Toddler Food

Credit: Joe Lingeman

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