Sugar Free Banana Muffins

Sugar free muffins sweetened with banana and monk fruit! Pulse together gluten-free old fashioned oats and peanut butter along with the other ingredients in a blender. Fold in milk or dark chocolate chips (sugar free), and enjoy for breakfast or a snack!

Muffins in a tan basket.

Sugar Free Muffin Recipe

Ready for a quick blend and bake recipe? This is it! For this recipe we use old fashioned oats (gluten-free), banana as a natural sweetener and a little peanut butter for a dose of protein. The mix of carbs and proteins gives us energy that our bodies will use right away!

Perfect muffin for those busy days, simple to make, and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes. Also, Depending on your preference, you can bake these muffins without any other sweetener.

Ripe bananas will add a perfect amount of sweetness. Although a little monk fruit will boost up the flavors deliciously!

Sugar Free muffin on a white cupcake stand.

Ingredients Needed

Most of the ingredients needed to make these muffins are stocked items like salt, baking powder and soda. However, here are some tips when using the following ingredients in this recipe.

  • Milk – any type will be fine in this recipe, cow milk, almond, coconut or even half and half.
  • Eggs – I used large size eggs
  • Peanut Butter – use sugar free natural peanut butter. The brand I use is made with peanuts and sea salt.
  • Bananas – the riper the bananas the sweeter the muffins. Pick dark bananas, but if they aren’t available you can boost up the sweetener with monk fruit.
  • Monk Fruit – I used golden monk fruit adding a little maple flavor. Alternatively, if your bananas are sweet enough and to keep the flavor, you can skip this and add 1/4 teaspoon of maple flavoring.
  • Old Fashioned Oats – regular or gluten free old fashioned oats can be used.
  • Chocolate chips – use milk or dark chocolate. Sometimes I mix the two together using half sugar free chocolate chips. You can also chop a sugar free chocolate bar like Lily’s and fold it into the batter.

Kitchen Tools

  • Blender or food processor – use whichever is more powerful. You will want to pulse the ingredients together pulverizing the oats to a flour constancy. Some texture if fine, so don’t stress if it doesn’t look exactly like flour.
  • Muffin tin – we don’t use extra fat (besides the peanut butter) in this recipe, so lightly spray with non-stick baking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan.
  • Muffin liners – also will want to use cooking spray if you line the muffin tin with liners.
Sugar free muffin with banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Flourless Blender Oatmeal Muffins

When I’m not quite sure if family or friends are gluten-free, then this is the muffin to bake.

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but you may want to verify that they are not contaminated while processing if you are intolerant to gluten. Usually, the package will verify this with a statement, “certified gluten free.

Not sure what the difference between steel cut and old fashioned oatmeal is? Check out the details on this slow cooked apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe.

Overhead view of baked gluten free muffins with chocolate chips.

How to make grain free muffins

To make these muffins you will need a blender or food processor. Add the liquid ingredients first; eggs, vanilla, milk, then follow with the peanut butter and banana.

Finally add the dry ingredients and pulse until batter is creamy. Fold in chocolate chip.

Batter mixed in a blender

Once the muffin batter is prepared be sure to lightly spray the muffin tin or muffin liners with cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking.

Unbaked batter in muffin tin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store muffins after baking?

Cool the muffins completely on a baking rack before storing in an airtight container or resealable bag. These sugar free muffins can be left on the counter at room temperature for up to 24 hours. After that they should be refrigerated.

How do you prevent muffins from getting sticky?

Line the airtight container with a paper towel or napkin. Use a piece of paper towel that is long enough to cover the top of the muffins as well as the bottom. This will absorb moisture from the muffins.

Can you use instant oats for baking?

Instant oats are not recommended for baking. Instant oats will be too soft and gummy, not providing the same structure as old fashioned oats.

Muffin on a white plate with a white coffee cup on the side.

More Sugar Free Muffin Recipes To Try

Looking for a variety of muffins? Be sure to check out these recipes:

Sugar free muffin with banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Sugar Free Banana Muffins

Grain free and sugar free muffins with banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Grab and go muffin for breakfast or enjoy as a snack anytime.
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, gluten free muffins, muffins, sugar free muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

  • cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter sugar free
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup golden monk fruit sweetener optional
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 2 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Lightly spray the muffin tin or muffin liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place all ingredients starting with the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, peanut butter and bananas in the blender first. Then add monk fruit (optional), baking soda, powder, salt, cinnamon and oats into a blender.
  • Pulse ingredients together until the oats are ground and the batter is smooth.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving some for topping.
  • Add batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Top with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, then carefully place muffins on a baking rack to cool.



Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 225mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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