Children love muffins. Unfortunately, conventional muffins usually contain a lot of sugar. But even with the sweetness of bananas, you can make delicious muffins that are also healthy. The basis for the dough is our Verival Porridge Cocoa-Banana made from wholemeal oat flakes with lots of fibre, without added sugar.
This means that children and of course adults can enjoy these muffins in the morning with a clear conscience as a healthy breakfast for a powerful start to the day.
This recipe does not use any refined sugar, but the muffins are still pleasantly sweet thanks to ripe bananas. The rule here is: the browner the bananas, the better, because then they taste even sweeter.
Here you can find all the ingredients and the step-by-step preparation:
Breakfast muffins with cocoa and banana
Quick and easy to prepare, the muffins are a healthy breakfast or a high-fibre break snack for young and old without added sugar.
- 2 Very ripe bananas
- 250 g Verival Porridge Cocoa Banana
- 130 g Wheat or spelt flour
- 1 pack Baking powder
- 85 ml Sunflower oil
- 135 g Natural yoghurt
- 80 ml Milk optionally also plant drink
Preheat the oven to 200 °C top/bottom heat. Line a muffin tray with paper cups.
Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork.
Add the sunflower oil, yoghurt and milk to the mashed bananas and mix everything together with a whisk.
In another bowl, mix the wheat flour with baking powder and the porridge.
Then add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix with a hand mixer.
Divide the muffin batter into the paper cups and sprinkle some Porridge Banana Cocoa on top.
Bake the muffins in a hot oven (centre) for about 20 minutes.
Leave the muffins to cool and then enjoy.
Why should children not eat too much refined sugar?
Children would love to snack at any time of the day. But they should stay away from sugary, unhealthy snacks. A diet that is too sweet for children can lead to a drop in performance and poor concentration, as sweets contain lots of calories but no vitamins that are essential for concentration. Caries, diabetes, high blood pressure and increased cholesterol levels can be further serious consequences of unhealthy nutrition.
In Austria, every third child is already overweight with a too high body mass index (BMI) – mostly as a result of excessive sugar consumption.
How can I replace sugar in baking?
However, giving up sugar does not mean having to give up delicious home-made baked goods. Bananas, for example, are an excellent alternative to refined sugar. They not only contain a lot of natural fruit sweetener, but are also rich in vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium.
A little tip for the snack box
It is often a challenge to pack something healthy in the children’s snack box every day. These muffins add variety to the snack box. Combined with fruit or finely chopped vegetables, the little ones are well supplied for their exciting day.