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Gingerbread banana yogurt muffins

November 20, 2016

I decided to do another spin on my famous 2 smart point yogurt muffins in honor of the holidays approaching. These gingerbread banana yogurt muffins are delicious! They make a great grab and go breakfast or a nice afternoon treat, just 2 smart points each, now that’s a good day in my books! They don’t have an overpowering gingerbread taste so if you normally don’t eat that flavor I would highly suggest you still try them out, my friend who claimed to hate gingerbread cookies loved these muffins.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go bake some up today, you won’t be disappointed.

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Gingerbread banana yogurt muffins
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Serves: 10
 
2SP/PP
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup +1 Tbsp plain yogurt (I used Skyr Icelandic style yogurt here in Canada, plain 0% greek will work just as well)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 2.5 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular sized muffin tin with some non stick spray, do not use paper liners!
  2. In a bowl whisk together your egg and egg whites, add in your molasses, yogurt, mashed banana and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in your flour, baking powder & soda and spices.
  4. Fill 10 muffin cups with batter and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Makes 10 muffins at 2 smart points each (2 points plus) Muffins best stored in fridge, they will freeze well.
  6. Nutritional info per muffin (not incl banana) Calories 73...Fat 0.7g...Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 13.1g...Fiber 0.4g...Sugar 4.1g...Protein 3.2g

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37 Comments

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    Reply Donna November 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    These were good but they are actually 3 SP, not 2

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them Donna, please know that products vary in points, for what I used they are 2SP, perhaps you used a different product that took the point value up to 3

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    Reply Lindsay November 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Greetings !
    I stumbled across your site via Facebook recommendation, and I have these muffins (Gingerbread banana) as I write this. I had a question, but not about the muffins…..you mentioned (in other recipes) that you don’t use PB2. Any particular reason why not ? I’m curious, that’s all. I will admit that I find PB2 to have a bit of an aftertaste, but when I throw it in a low point PB Banana Smoothie, the aftertaste disappears ! Loving your recipes, this will help fulfill my *need* to bake on this weight loss program ?.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Lindsay, glad you found me ๐Ÿ™‚ and I hope you enjoyed the muffins! So truth be told I am a peanut butter snob lol, it’s Kraft (Canadian brand) or nothing for me, honestly powdered PB freaks me out just a little lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are some things to me just not worth saving points on, and PB happens to be one of those ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Lindsay November 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Just had one of these warm out of the oven. Oh…my…. GOODNESS !! You’re my new best friend. They taste like a lighter version of my Nana’s gingerbread ???. Even my husband loves them, and he’s skeptical about anything made “healthier or lighter”. Well done !! And thank you !!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Yay!! I just replied to your other comment ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you both enjoyed them and I love new best friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you continue to enjoy the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Crystal December 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I’m drooling thinking about these. Curious about why the nutritional info does not include the banana? Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle December 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Hi, because on WW fruit in recipes don’t count, meaning have no point value, so in order not to confuse people I just leave it out when figuring out nutritional info, if I put it in then the numbers inputted into the calculator would not give the right point value, hope that makes sense, I might change my ways of doing it in the new year..

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        Reply Paula January 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm

        Hello. I just saw your reply about fruit in muffins and just wanted to pass along that fruit, as long as it has not been mashed or pureed is 0 points. If you puree or mash then it is 1 sp for each 1/2 cup. This is because your body no longer has to process the fruit in order to break it down. Paula
        PS
        Love all your recipes. Will you be recalculating the recipe points now that we are in the Freestyle program?

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle January 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

          Hi Paula, thanks for your input, fully aware of WW rules, I have been a lifetime member for over 20 years, I have never counted fruit no matter what form it is in, but each to their own and what works best for them

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            Josie February 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

            Thank you for saying this !! I get that there is a reason to count it in the new program, but COME ON !! A blended banana or whatever is not the enemy.. All that other crap we eat will show up on
            the scale. Oh, and I LOVE your recipes AND the fact that you are Canadian, is AWESOME!! Keep those recipes coming!

          • Drizzle
            Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm

            Hi Josie, thank you so much for your sweet words ๐Ÿ™‚ yeah I have never really understood the nonsense behind mashed/blended fruit.. but each to their own I guess.. and P.S..Canadian girls kick ass ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle January 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm

          Oh and recipes that changed with freestyle have been updated, many did not change since it was only those with the new zero point foods, and we still use smart points as the term so no updates were needed to those not affected

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    Reply Rachel R Cumming December 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Made these this weekend. Absolutely delicious, even though I omitted the ginger since I didn’t have any on hand. I used SKYR icelandic style yogurt from PC instead of greek yogurt. They smelled absolutely heavenly and very seasonally appropriate! For anyone wondering, they don’t have exactly the same texture as a muffin with the traditional oil and sugar but for 2 Sp you can’t beat it!! Very healthy and easy to grab and go.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks Rachel, so glad you enjoyed them.. I too use the Skyr yogurt, love it!! My muffins and loaves are definitely different texture and might take some getting use to, but like you said for the point value it’s a win win ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Nicole DeRocco January 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Made these today, very good! Will be making again.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them Nicole ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Tam January 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

    My kids love these! And I love being able to have a full sized muffin for only 2 points. I’ve been making them with white whole wheat flour because that’s what I had on hand and they still turned out great.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks for the tip, and so glad you and your kids enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Keri March 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    These look amazing and I think I’m going to attempt them this week. I saw the comment about the whole wheat flour, so I may try this. But I’m curious about the ginger. If you were to use fresh ginger would the measurement be the same?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I would think so.. Hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Renee March 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Ginger or ginger powder?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Ginger powder

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    Reply Kathleen May 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Just tried these, delicious!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them Kathleen ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Lena July 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Can I sub something for molasses?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 27, 2017 at 12:39 am

      I am not too sure on that one, gingerbread kinda needs the molasses in my opinion ..

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    Reply Andre February 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Instead of 2 tbsp. liquid egg whites, could I just use two egg whites?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Andre, yes real egg whites are fine

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    Reply Linda February 9, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Just wondering if you can taste the banana in these. I have a kid that can find banana in anything and won’t eat it. I’m thinking the molasses would hide it quite well…

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Linda, it is not as strong as some banana recipes I have but if they can find it in most things they likely will pick it up in these, maybe replace with applesauce?

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    Reply Gloria Katnick April 30, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Could you use 2 whole eggs instead of the egg whites?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Yes That would be fine

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    Reply Linda Kimble November 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Kate–I love these muffins but was wondering if it would work adding some Truvia brown sugar substitute to sweeten them up just a smidgen. If it doesn’t sound like a good idea I won’t try it. I think my family would like them better a little sweeter. Although, come to think of it –maybe I don’t want to share!?! lol

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 3, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Haha, I get not wanting to share ๐Ÿ˜‰
      You can add some in, sure, I typically don’t use sweeteners but if you like using them then I’d say give it a go ๐Ÿ™‚

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