banana muffins
Image: Leah Itsines

Recipe: Easy Banana Muffins For A Healthy Snack Or Breakfast-On-The-Go

Dairy-free and oh-so delicious.

Free from gluten and dairy, if there is one banana muffin recipe you need in your life, it’s this one by food blogger, Leah Itsines!
A foodie favourite here at Sporteluxe HQ, Leah is not only our go-to guru for healthy homemade lunches (see our Lunch with Leah series), but she’s also a pro when it comes to creating wholesome, delicious and simple recipes that incorporate everyday ingredients at a low cost.
Cue; the banana and date muffins you would bounce out of bed for! Using almond meal as the base ingredient, these muffins are a gluten-free gold mine that make for a great snack on-the-go or substantial breakfast for when you’re running out the door, thanks to the addition of eggs (protein) and banana (potassium, fibre and magnesium).
With the tasty edition of dates too, these muffins are full of sweetness and a great source of fibre to boot!
Make a batch with your Sunday afternoon meal prep or cuppa and you’ll have yourself a satiating snack for days to come.

Recipe: Banana + Date Muffins

banana muffins
Image: Leah Itsines

Makes: 8 (1 muffin is 1 serve)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes
Ingredients:
½ cup almond meal
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup rice malt syrup
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of ground cinnamon
4 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F and get muffin tin ready.
2. Combine all ingredients except dates in a bowl and mix well.
3. Add dates and fold through.
4. Pour into cake tin and bake for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer poked deep into the centre comes out clean.
Want more healthy recipes that’ll also satisfy your sweet tooth? Be sure to check out the below!
Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream Bars
Antioxidant-Rich Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins
Keto-Friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Yoyos
Gluten & Dairy-Free Chia Jam Drops
Keto Ginger & Turmeric Cookies

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