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.. 🙂 Go bake some up today, you won’t be disappointed.


Gingerbread banana yogurt muffins

2SP blue, green & purple/ 2PP
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Baking
Servings 10


  • 1/3 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
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular sized muffin tin with some non stick spray, do not use paper liners!
  • In a bowl whisk together your egg and egg whites, add in your molasses, yogurt, mashed banana and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in your flour, baking powder & soda and spices.
  • Fill 10 muffin cups with batter and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Makes 10 muffins at 2 smart points each (2 points plus) Muffins best stored in fridge, they will freeze well.
  • 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









    • Drizzle Reply

      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

  1. 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

      Hi Lindsay, glad you found me 🙂 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 😉 There are some things to me just not worth saving points on, and PB happens to be one of those 🙂

  2. 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

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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..

      • 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
        Love all your recipes. Will you be recalculating the recipe points now that we are in the Freestyle program?

        • Drizzle Reply

          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

          • 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

            Hi Josie, thank you so much for your sweet words 🙂 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 😉

        • Drizzle Reply

          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

  4. Rachel R Cumming Reply

    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

      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 🙂

  5. 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

      Thanks for the tip, and so glad you and your kids enjoy them 🙂

  6. 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?

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    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

  10. 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

      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?

  11. 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

      Haha, I get not wanting to share 😉
      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 🙂

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