banana walnut muffins!

banana walnut muffin recipe

It’s a given that with all this free time, the world has collectively been baking more. I am alllll for it. Banana breads, loafs of bread, oatmeal cookies, those are all part of my love language. I’ve always loved baking, but it never seemed like something I would post about on here or on instagram. But when I made some healthy banana nut muffins the other day and shared them on my stories, people went crazy! The recipe was so simple, healthy, and the muffins themselves are super low calorie since there aren’t any added oils, and no added sugar. I don’t count calories but since this more slow-paced lifestyle began, I feel like everyone is more likely to choose a lower calorie option. It’s all good! 

This super simple recipe is full of guilt free ingredients, and you can always substitute for whatever you have on hand! I’ve seen them made with pumpkin puree instead of banana. I use natural monk fruit sweetener, but stevia or any other sugar will do! I loaded mine with walnuts, chocolate chips, and have been enjoying them with an afternoon tea or coffee! Sooo delicious and simple. 

1 overripe banana
1 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ sweetener or sugar
½ cup water
1 cup flour
½ cup walnuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruits

Start by mashing up the banana until smooth like an applesauce, then add ingredients in the order listed. Spoon batter into a greased muffin tin (since there’s no oil in the recipe it will stick to an ungreased tin or paper liners). Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon&sugar! Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.