These Skinny Sweet Potato and Banana Muffins are a great healthy breakfast option. With no added sugar, these are sweetened with maple syrup. These are only 3 Weight Watcher Points a muffin.
I am happy to report that after 2 weeks of healthy eating and daily exercise, I am down 1 pound!! It not seem like a lot, but did you know the healthy way to lose weight is about a pound a week? I haven’t lost a pound in a long time, so I will take what I can get!
Traveling is hard when you are trying to eat healthy. There are not always options available, so you have to be able to plan ahead. Get yourself plenty of snacks to hold yourself over if needed. It’s easier said than done. I plan on cheating this weekend as we are celebrating a special occasion. I might eat my weight in waffles. So for every waffle I eat, I will walk an extra mile next week. That ought to help right? The important thing to remember is that even though I know I won’t be sticking to my diet, I will get RIGHT back on track when I get home.
I am always on a mission to find ways to switch up my breakfast routine. Muffins are seriously irresistible to me. I tried a few variations of these Skinny Sweet Potato Banana Muffins until I found just the right flavor combination. This recipe is so easy to make, you only need one mixing bowl!
The first time I made these muffins with all sweet potato and they were delicious. The only problem was, they were higher in Weight Watcher points than I was willing to spare for breakfast. So I continued to tweak the recipe. These muffins are a bit more dense than you are probably used to in a muffin, but that’s the way I prefer these.
I used pureed sweet potatoes in these muffins. I found it easier to boil the sweet potatoes and then remove the skins. I used a food processor or something to mash the sweet potatoes. Whenever I make these muffins, I boil an extra sweet potato or two so I have something to eat with dinner in the fridge!
I started playing around with adding bananas into the muffins mix for flavor but also for texture. You might be surprised to know that sweet potatoes pair pretty well with bananas! Adding the bananas helped reduced the points too! The color of your muffins will be lighter than they are in these photos. I ended up photographing the 2nd trial recipe which has more sweet potatoes than the final recipe.
Instead of using sugar in this recipe, I sweetened it with maple syrup! I am crazy for anything with maple syrup! I also made a version with honey, but determined that the maple syrup paired better in this recipe. The maple syrup also helped me save a couple points too! I use only pure maple syrup, I can’t stand the fake stuff.
I crave these muffins day and night. I chose to add mini chocolate chips so I could get my chocolate fix while filling my tummy. Instead of eating one tiny piece of chocolate for 3 points, I get a whole muffin! This recipe makes 16 muffins. So what I do is keep a few in the refrigerator, and freeze the rest. When I need a few more, I just leave them on the counter to thaw. These muffins get a little dry or firm after 3 days, so all I do is heat them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. It warms them up and melts the chocolate. This is the best way to eat them!
Weight Watcher Points: The total points for this recipe is 48 points. I was able to get 14 muffins from this recipe which is 3 Weight Watcher points. If you want to reduce this to 2 points, eliminate the chocolate chips. If you change the number of muffins, take 48 points and divide by the total number of muffins. I used a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop to control the portions for each muffin.
- ½ C Pureed sweet potato
- 1 Medium Banana, mashed
- ¼ C Maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Large Egg white
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ C Flour
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ½ C Mini Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Sweet potatoes need to be cooked and finely mashed. Try boiling your sweet potatoes and then take off the skin once boiled. Remove skins and mash finely with a fork or food processor.
- Peel banana and mash with a fork. Mix together sweet potato and bananas.
- Add maple syrup, egg, egg white and vanilla extract. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
- In the same bowl, add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk just until flour is mixed in. Fold in chocolate chips and mix to combine.
- Scoop batter into muffin tin using a 3 tablespoon scoop. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
- Serve within 3 days or freeze. To thaw, leave on the counter top. Reheat in the microwave 10-15 seconds.
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