Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins | Slimming World

I’m always on the lookout for new breakfast recipes, particularly those which don’t use up my Healthy Extras. These Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins are just perfect for breakfast!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb ๐Ÿ‘

Breakfast is an easy meal to miss, especially when you’re on the go, getting ready for work, getting the kids up or working shifts.

I’ve found it to be such an important meal to eat as if I don’t have something in the morning, I tend to want to snack all the way to lunch.

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These muffins can be eaten on the go or served with some fruit and yoghurt.

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They can be made and frozen, just get out of the freezer the night before you want to eat them and make sure they’re thoroughly defrosted before eating.

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There are various different fat reduced peanut butter powders available, but they do vary in syns so make sure you check and Syn accordingly.

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These muffins are not just good for brekkie but also make a fab treat with a cuppa – and for 1.5 Syns they’re not costly ย for your daily allowance either!

Synning the sweetener in theseย Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins

As you will probably know last year Slimming World brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. This means that:

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend you count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, thereโ€™s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for these Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 13 muffins. Thatโ€™s a lot less than a tablespoon per portion, so thereโ€™s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

We use Sukrin Goldย which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.

You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

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Sukrin Gold doesnโ€™t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do!

It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like these Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins.

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

What do I need to make these Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins?

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All you’ll really need is PB2, a muffin tray and some paper cases!

PB2 is basically peanut butter that has been defattened, and turned into a powder. It is amazing!

All you do is mix 1 tbsp of PB2 with 1 tbsp of water and et voila you have peanut butter, but with far fewer Syns! I should mention that PB2 has no artificial colours, preservatives and is 100% natural!

It is amazing, and like to use it a lot in our recipes. Especially our super Low Syn Chicken Satay.

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We like to use silicone muffin trays as they are so much easier to keep clean, but don’t worry if you haven’t got one. You can grab some from Amazon. This set is the one we use and it’s perfect as you get a regular tray and a mini tray.

You can get some paper cases from Amazon too, or your local supermarket will probably have some.

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Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins

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muffin 10 minutes 15 minutes



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53kcal 2

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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a bowl, mash the banana and whisk in the egg, yoghurt and granulated sweetener until frothy.
  2. Fold in the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, P2B powder and water ensuring it is all fully mixed together.
  3. Line muffin tins with 16 paper cases and spoon in the mixture to eat one. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over each cake and bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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    1. Hi,

      You could try it, might be a little thick so would need loosening with some water. Peanut butter is much higher in syns so you would need to adjust syns accordingly.

  1. I’d like to make this today, but only have plain or strong white flour in the cupboard. Could I use either of those instead?

    1. Hi Marie,

      Yes you can – you will just need to check the syn values to make sure they are the same, or adjust accordingly ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Hiya, just wondering if you could use these as your healthy extra and lower the syn value? I know the weight of the oats would have to be changed…but do you think that would work or is it just better to syn them?
    Thanks for this recipe though. I bought p2b the other day and was so surprised at the taste! Made me look forward to making these muffins even more!

  3. Hi
    Any idea where to get the PB2 from? Have never seen or heard of this – but then again have never seen it in a recipe before!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      You can buy it online, or in some supermarkets – there are different brands of it, but they’re very similar, just check the syn values accordingly.

  4. These are lovely but I find they stick to the paper cases, do yours, should I spray them with frylight before filling?

    1. Hi Amethyst,

      PB2 is available online and in some supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s. There are various other brands and varieties of reduced fat powdered peanut butter so you would just need to check the syn values and adjust accordingly ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Hi Shirley
      Quark won’t cook in the same way as Greek Yogurt, so it probably wouldn’t work in this recipe. Thanks for your question.

  5. Does anyone know how long these last I made 8 yesterday and and they are delicious but not sure how soon I need to freeze them

  6. Hi, when you say whisk til frothy, do you use an electric whisk or with a fork? I’m not good at this folding in thing lol

    1. Hi Katrina
      You could use a hand whisk or an electric whisk. The idea is to whisk until frothy so that you incorporate plenty of air into the mixture. This will create a lighter texture. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I made these and the texture wasnโ€™t very nice…I didnโ€™t put the baking soda in so Iโ€™m guessing that was the cause! Tasted nice though!

    1. Hi Laura
      The baking soda is an important ingredient as it acts as a raising agent with the baking powder. This will definitely affect the texture if you omit it from the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi there. I thought I finally had all the ingredients for these but I only have eat free natural yoghurt not Greek. Is that ok please?

    1. Hi Katherine
      That should be fine, just check the yogurt you have to make sure it doesn’t alter the syn value! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi if the banana isn’t used will it effect the fluffiness of the muffin or can I swap in something else as I’m allergic to bananas. Thanks

    1. Hi Carly
      We haven’t tried making them with GF flour, but it would be worth a try. Obviously you’ll need to double check the Syn values for the flour you use. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hi,

    Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try. I only have wholemeal flour, and not wholemeal self-raising flour. Can you tell me how I can adjust it?

    1. Hi Claire
      You’ll probably need to add a little baking powder, but you’ll obviously need to adjust the Syn value to reflect this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m attempting to bake these today but don’t like peanut butter. Is there anything else I could use instead like nuts or another fruit alongside the banana? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Sinead
      We found that this recipe works best in individual muffins, so that they have the best chance of rising successfully.
      Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hello – these look fab I’m going to make tonight. I have Sukrin 1 but not the gold – does this matter? Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Michelle
      Sukrin Gold is a replacement for brown sugar, Sukrin 1 replaces castor sugar. Either will be fine in this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Are the Syns right on the recipe? Iโ€™ve only mentioned this as I think you have to syn the granulated sweetener now

    1. Hi Shirl!

      Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving Slimming World recommend you count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, thereโ€™s no need to worry about Syns at all.

      The recipe for these Low Syn Banana and Peanut Muffins uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 13 muffins. Thatโ€™s a lot less than a tablespoon per portion, so thereโ€™s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

      Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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