Banana and Peanut Muffins

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 53KCAL

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories53
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars1g

Banana and Peanut Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 to know 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. You can make them in advance to save yourself time in the morning!

If you are a fan of these muffins, we have some other slimming friendly baking ideas you might want to try!

What diets are these Banana and Peanut Muffins suitable for?

These Banana and Peanut Muffins are suitable for vegetarians.

They contain flour and yogurt so are not suitable for anyone following a gluten free or dairy free diet.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Banana and Peanut Muffins?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Banana and Peanut Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Banana and Peanut Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Banana and Peanut Muffins recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Serve them with some zero Point fruit and you’ve got yourself a tasty, low Point, grab and go breakfast!

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Banana and Peanut Muffins?

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Firstly, you will need some Peanut Butter Powder.

Peanut Butter Powder is a fantastic ingredient that means you can enjoy recipes like these muffins or Satay Chicken without ruining your weight loss goals. But what is it, and where can you get it?

It is made by pressing out most of the natural oils from roasted peanuts and then grinding the nuts into a fine powder. The result is a powdered peanut product that retains all the flavour with far less of the fat and calories.

There are a variety of brands depending where you buy from. Stockists of Peanut Butter Powder include Asda, Holland & Barrett, Lakeland and some Aldi stores.

Some people have also used a powdered Peanut Butter Drink like Peanut Hottie. It will work, but check the nutritional information as it varies from the powdered peanut butter powders above.

Secondly you will need some granulated sweetener.

When people see sweetener in the ingredients list, it generally conjures up images of the feather light powdery stuff that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. But fear not, things have come on a long way!

In our recipes, if you see ‘granulated sweetener’ you are looking for something that has the same weight and sweetness as sugar.

There are a few different options for granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

If you do chose to use 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.

And of course, you can always substitute for sugar! Keep in mind this will effect the calories so check how this fits into whatever weight loss plan you are following.

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How many calories are in Banana and Peanut Muffins?

These muffins are not just good for brekkie but also make a fab treat with a cuppa – and at just 53 calories each they’re not costly for your daily allowance either!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a bowl, mash the banana and whisk in the egg, yoghurt and granulated sweetener until frothy.

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Step 2

Fold in the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, P2B powder and water ensuring it is all fully mixed together.

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Step 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.

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Step 4

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Banana and Peanut Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you serve with these Banana and Peanut Muffins?

You can enjoy these on their own or serve with one of the suggestions below;

  • Natural Yoghurt and Berries
  • Sliced Banana and a drizzle of honey
  • A cup of tea or coffee
  • Nutella  or Choc Shot drizzled on top
  • A scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream (for dessert rather than breakfast!)

How do you know when these Banana and Peanut Muffins are cooked?

Once the muffins look golden, you can poke with a skewer to check they are cooked through. If the skewer comes out dry you know they are done.

Try not to open the oven to check them until they look ready as this will effect the heat in the temperature, and potentially the rise.

They will take around 15 minutes in the oven (160°C) to cook.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Banana and Peanut Muffins in the fridge?

You can keep these muffins in a cake tin or in the fridge after they have cooled for 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Banana and Peanut Muffins?

Yes you can!  They can be made and frozen once cooled, 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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Banana and Peanut Muffins

These slimming friendly Banana and Peanut Muffins are a perfect breakfast for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 53
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 50 grams Oats
  • 50 grams Wholemeal Self-raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tbsp P2B powder
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Fat Free Greek Yoghurt

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Instructions

  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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MichelleFriday 1st March 2019

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

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Tracey CollinsSaturday 9th February 2019

160 degrees is only about number 2.5 on a gas cooker, that seems really low…is it correct?

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SineadTuesday 5th February 2019

Can you use the ingredients to make a loaf instead of muffins?

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Louise TaylorSaturday 10th March 2018

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 🙂

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