Flour-free, sugar-free muffins

A muffin without flour or sugar? How is that possible??

It is! But fair warning, I’m using the term ‘muffin’ loosely. These definitely don’t have the exact consistency of a muffin made with flour.

That said, my kids will eat anything in the shape of a muffin. And I love the mini size for easy, portion-controlled snacking.

I’ve seen recipes for blender muffins and I finally tried them out. But I modified to use my favorite sweetener, medjool dates, in place of granulated or liquid sweeteners.  Any time I can use a whole food instead of a sweetener I will!

I’m excited to say they actually worked out! Since I eat very little refined sugar, I never know if what I think is sweet really is. My kids, on the other hand, get their fair share with parties and sports, so I trust their opinions:) My husband and kids both thought these were good. Enough to eat two batches in two days. What was I saying about portion control?

Next on my list is to try these with almond butter, and my husband thought walnuts would be a good addition. Comment below with your creative modifications!

Flour-Free, Sugar-Free Muffins
Serves 12
Super simple 'muffin' without flour or sugar!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup peanut butter*
  2. 1 banana
  3. 2 medjool dates, pitted
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  7. Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line mini muffin tin with papers, or oil tin with coconut oil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to process dates first depending on how powerful your blender is.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin tin, almost filling cups.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes
  1. *Watch ingredients on your peanut butter! Sugar often hides there. I like Trader Joe's organic, unsalted peanut butter.
  2. If you use coconut oil to oil your pan, cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan to prevent sticking.
Adapted from Happy Healthy Mama
Angie Jones http://healthyangie.com/