Forget those sugar-packed all-butter muffins and start your day with these wholesome banana avocado muffins.
Prepared with just a few simple ingredients, these sweet treats are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and nut-free, and thus suitable for those on special diets and weight-loss plans.
We have replaced butter with blended avocado, and added sugars with mashed bananas and dried cranberries.
Avocado is not only great for salads and dips, but it's also a fantastic substitute for butter in baked goods. Thanks to its high-fat content, avocado gives richness to these muffins while keeping the saturated fats in check. Most of its fats are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol and improve blood sugar control.
Bananas, oats, and flax seeds are packed with fibres, a precious nutrient that fills you up and slows down digestion, for a happy gut and a slimmer waistline.
The result is an incredibly healthy breakfast muffin that comes with three times fewer sugars and five times more fibres than the traditional ones. Each serving covers only 4% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for sugars and over 20% of your RDI for fibres. Amazing!
To keep this recipe allergen-free, we used coconut yogurt, but feel free to try other plant-based alternatives like soy yogurt, and you'll have even more proteins.
Perfect for breakfast or as a snack on-the-go, make a big batch of these banana avocado muffins, and you'll have a healthy sweet treat always at hand.