Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt & Coconut

May 20, 2009 at 7:16 PM Leave a comment

Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt & Coconut

Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt & Coconut

 Photo taken by Daniel M, for more photos, see:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/f1daniel/

These muffins are a perfect alternative to banana bread.  With thick yogurt, toasted coconut and chopped walnuts on top, they definitely don’t need any icing!  I ran into some trouble while trying to strain regular yogurt – so I recommend you just buy thick greek yogurt in the first place!  (Regular yogurt will work fine as well, it will just be a bit runnier!)  Continue reading to see the recipe and nutritional informationIngredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 0.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 0.5 cup splenda (or white sugar)
  • 0.25 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 4 ripe large bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 0.3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 0.5 cup low fat thick greek yogurt (use low fat plain or vanilla yogurt if you can’t find greek yogurt)
  • 0.25 cup unsweetened toasted coconut
  • 0.25 cup chopped walnuts

 Method:  

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180F)
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Mix all wet ingredients together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and combine until just mixed
  5. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cups (you may want to spray the paper cups with some Pam, as the muffins seem to stick to the paper)
  6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 22 minutes
  7. Cool the muffins and remove from pan
  8. Before serving, top each muffin with a scoop of yogurt.  Sprinkle coconut and walnuts on top.

Nutritional Information:
(Based on 12 muffins, with yogurt, coconut and walnuts)

Calories: 140
Fat: 2.7g
Carbs: 27.3g
Fiber: 2.6g
Protein: 3.7g

(Recipe based on “Banana Muffins with Yogurt & Coconut” from Souvlaki for the Soul)

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