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!
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 👍
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.
These muffins can be eaten on the go or served with some fruit and yoghurt.
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.
There are various different fat reduced peanut butter powders available, but they do vary in syns so make sure you check and Syn accordingly.
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 for your daily allowance either!
Synning the sweetener in these 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, there’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. That’s a lot less than a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
We use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.
Sukrin Gold doesn’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.
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.
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.
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