These muffins are low fat, low sugar, and low calorie. But they are certainly not low-taste!!
Mini muffins are one of my favorite things to have in the kitchen on any given day. Have you ever had a snack craving, but know that if you get into the potato chips you won’t be able to stop until the bag is completely empty? Or maybe you have a serious sweet tooth (like me!) but don’t feel right about eating your third dessert of the day?
Low calorie, guilt-free mini muffins are the solution. Believe me.
These muffins are only 35 calories each- you can eat three whole muffins for only about 100 calories. Plus, they’re lightly sweet without being sickly sugary, and topped with a drizzle of rich peanut butter. And if the PB is salted to balance out the sweetness of the muffin… holy heaven.
The trick is to make these muffins with powdered peanut butter, such as PB2. This greatly reduces the calories and fat content of each muffin, without sacrificing that yummy peanut butter taste you desire. Plus, these muffins are sweetened using natural sweeteners like banana and honey, meaning eating two or three won’t result in a blood sugar spike.
Additionally, since they’re so low in calories, you can feel free to add as many chocolate chips into the batter as you wish. A little chocolate never hurt nobody! 😉
And neither did a little peanut butter muffin! 😀
Low Fat Peanut Butter Muffins
- 1/2 c gluten free multipurpose flour
- 1/2 c powdered peanut butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (or 1/2 tbs ground chia seeds or flax seeds)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 small banana
- 2 tbs honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs natural peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, powdered peanut butter, baking powder, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mash up banana, then add to dry ingredients. At the same time, add honey, vanilla extract, egg, and peanut butter. Stir until combined. Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners and grease lightly. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin tin. Top with chocolate chips, if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and enjoy! 🙂
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 dozen mini muffins)
Each muffin has 1g fiber and only 2g sugar.