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Easy Lightened Up Blueberry Banana Muffins 

These Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins make for a great snack or breakfast, and are a must have in the freezer-packed with protein and loaded with blueberries and bananas!

Makes 15 muffins

These Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins are fabulously delicious-and a spin off of my One Point Blueberry Muffins-which happen to be one of my most popular muffin recipes on my blog! So, what I’m trying to say is-if you love my One Point Blueberry Muffins then you will love these!!

What ingredients do I need to make these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins?

  • Kodiak pancake mix – you can substitute this for all purpose flour or any other pancake mix- keep in mind the point value will vary depending on the brand you use.
  • Baking powder
  • Zero point white or brown granulated sweetener – I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener. The point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use.  Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.
  • Unsweetened applesauce– you could use non fat greek yogurt as a substitute, if you desire.
  • Water
  • Large egg-room temperature 
  • Vanilla
  • Bananas– mashed. The riper the banana the sweeter the taste! I like to use really ripe bananas- it gives these muffins a nice sweet flavor!
  • Fresh or Frozen (not thawed) blueberries-I like to use fresh blueberries. However, if you use frozen blueberries-I recommend not thawing them and dusting a bit of flour on them so they rise to the top instead of the bottom of the batter. It will also ensure the batter doesn’t turn purple. 

What kind of sweetener do I use to make these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins?

These muffins can be made with any zero point white or brown granulated sugar substitute. Keep in mind not all sweeteners are the same..they may vary in sweetness and point values. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.

The sweetener I use and recommend for these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins is Lakanto sugar free monk fruit baking sweetener. Lakanto Sweetener matches the sweetness of sugar, helping you fill your kitchen with a healthy cup-for-cup alternative to ordinary baking and cooking ingredients.

Lakanto Sweetener dissolves effortlessly, retains moisture, can control cookie spread, and provides better browning for your desserts.

Lakanto Golden Sweetener
Lakanto Golden Sweetener

Lakanto Monkfruit Baking Sweetener provides the same great taste and sweetness you’ll find in Lakanto Golden and Classic Monkfruit Sweeteners, but it’s even better for baking. 

Bakes just like sugar, zero net carbs, and NO aftertaste!

You can purchase Lakanto Monkfruit Products using the link below.

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Tips when making these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins:

  • Eggs should be at room temperature – this helps create a smooth mixture that traps air and expands when heated in the oven. The expansion makes the muffins fluffy and light.
  •  Fill your cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. If you fill them more than that, they’ll have no room left to expand, and they will collapse. If you fill them less than that, there will be so much space for them to expand that they won’t be able to reach. Filling the muffin tins 3/4 is the secret!
  • DO NOT OVER MIX – If you mix the muffin batter too much it can create a VERY dense muffin with huge pockets of air inside.

How do I make these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins?

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with foil liners.

Whisk the kodiak pancake mix, baking powder, sweetener, applesauce, egg, and vanilla in a medium size mixing bowl. 

Mix just until combined. (Do not overmix)

It’s okay if it’s lumpy! In fact-the batter should be lumpy-otherwise you may have overmixed it!

Gently fold in mashed bananas.

Then fold in the blueberries.

Divide batter evenly over 15 muffin wells. Filling them 3/4 of the way full. 

Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 2 months.

Makes 15 muffins

Ingredients:

Directions:  

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with foil liners.
  2. Whisk the kodiak pancake mix, baking powder, sweetener, applesauce, water, egg, and vanilla in a medium size mixing bowl. 
  3. Mix just until combined. (Do not overmix)
  4. Gently fold in mashed bananas. Then the blueberries.
  5. Divide batter evenly over 15 muffin wells. 
  6. Fill each muffin well 3/4 of the way full. 
  7. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  8. Store leftovers in an air tight container on the counter for 1 day or in the fridge for up to a week. These muffins freeze great. Freeze in an air tight container or zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes:

  • If using frozen blueberries-I recommend thawing them out completely and dusting them with a little flour. The flour will make them rise to the top instead of the bottom of the batter and will ensure the batter doesn’t turn purple. 
  • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use.  Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.
  • For added protein you may substitute a 1/2 cup Kodiak Pancake mix for 1/2 cup (100-110 calorie) flavor protein powder (or about 2 scoops of Angel Food Cake Protein Powder

Makes 15 muffins 

1 Point® for 1 muffin or 2 Points® for 3 muffins

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Yield: 15

Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins 

Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins 

If you love my One Point Blueberry Muffins then you will love these Easy Lightened Up Banana Blueberry Muffins! They are packed with protein and loaded with blueberries and bananas!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancake Power Cakes, Flapjack and Waffle Baking Mix * see notes for substitutions
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup zero point white or brown granulated sweetener 
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water ( give or take depending on the thickness of the batter)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with foil liners.
    2. Whisk ( using a hand whisk) the kodiak pancake mix, baking powder, sweetener, applesauce, water, egg, and vanilla in a medium size mixing bowl. 
    3. Mix just until combined. (Do not overmix)
    4. Gently fold in mashed bananas. Then the blueberries.
    5. Divide batter evenly over 15 muffin wells. 
    6. Fill each muffin well 3/4 of the way full. 
    7. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
    8. Store leftovers in an air tight container on the counter for 1 day or in the fridge for up to a week. These freeze great. Freeze in an air tight container or zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Makes 15 regualr size muffins

    1 Point® for 1 muffin or 2 Points® for 3 muffins

Notes

  • Smartpoints GREEN/BLUE/PUPLE: 1 Smartpoint per muffin
  • You can substitute the Kodiak Pancake Mix for all purpose flour, Gluten-free pancake mix, or any other pancake mix that you have- keep in mind the point value will vary depending on the brand you use.
  • If using frozen blueberries-I recommend thawing them out completely and dusting them with a little flour. The flour will make them rise to the top instead of the bottom of the batter and will ensure the batter doesn't turn purple.
  • I recommend using either foil muffin liners or spraying the muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. The paper muffin liners tend to stick to the batter if they haven't cooled completely.
  • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.
  • For added protein you may substitute a 1/2 cup Kodiak Pancake mix for 1/2 cup (100-110 calorie) flavor protein powder (or about 2 scoops of Angel Food Cake Protein Powder)
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 2 months

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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jan

Monday 16th of May 2022

My husband and I loved these muffins. Never thought we could have healthy protein based muffins with such low points. Thanks you for this recipe.

Jill

Friday 25th of March 2022

Could you substitute Lakanto Pancake and Baking Mix for the Kodiak? And would you still use the baking powder?

jody

Monday 21st of March 2022

these sound yummy, but how do you print this recipe?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Hi Jody..

There is a print button on each recipe card. If you click the JUMP TO RECIPE button at the top of the recipe post-it will automatically take you to the recipe card. Under the rating and title of the recipe-you'll see the print button!

Thanks so much

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