I am typically not a fan of maple anything, I don’t use syrup on my pancakes and I just don’t really care for the taste of maple (shocking right being that I’m Canadian haha) Maple syrup, however is a great alternative for sweetening things up without using added sugars. These maple pecan banana muffins were a nice surprise for my taste buds.. not a strong maple flavor, just enough to add that pop of sweetness and what I love about these is there are no added sugars, just the maple syrup to sweeten them.  Makes 12 muffins at 3 smart points each on WW freestyle.

Maple pecan banana muffins

Drizzle
3 SP blue, green & purple/3PP
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk *I used 1%
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin with some non stick spray.
  • In a bowl whisk your eggs and add in milk, mashed banana, applesauce 2.5 Tbsp of maple syrup (leave other 1.5 aside for topping) Stir well.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice.
  • Pour batter into muffin tin, sprinkle your chopped pecans evenly over the 12 muffins then drizzle the remaining syrup over them using a small spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until muffins are baked through.
  • Let cool then using a knife scrape around edges to remove muffins.
  • Store in fridge after day 1 and muffins will freeze well.
  • *Note- you can leave the pecans off but they will still be 3SP, perhaps top them with a few mini chocolate chips if you can't have nuts.

Notes

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info..Calories 118...Fat 2.4g..Sat Fat 0.3g...Carbs 20.7g...Fiber 1.1g...Sugar 7.6g..Protein 3.2g using My Fitness Pal *note nutritional info includes all ingredients, old SP & PP were determined before entering the values for the fruit

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20 Comments

  1. Wonder how this would be with sugar free maple syrup? Is the syrup simply for taste or is it for texture too?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Syrup is for the taste to sweeten them up since there is no added sugars

  2. Can you honey instead of maple syrup. And if yes what would the points be.
    Thanks

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes honey is fine and I think points are the same for honey as they are MS

  3. Barbara Kowalewsky Reply

    These look so good! I am a Michigander and maple syrup is big here also. I will try these some time. I look at one recipe on our blog then find another and another and I can’t decide which I want to try next! The french toast bubble up? The apple fritter loaf? 🙂
    Thanks again! I’ve used so many of your recipes and they become staples.
    I like that your muffins are usually regular size and come in around 3 points each. Wonderful food!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Haha well hopefully you can work your way through them 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

  4. Tammy Morris Reply

    I made these muffins this weekend! Yummy! These are perfect for an afternoon or morning snack! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Tammy, yay!! So glad you enjoyed them, they are becoming a favorite of mine too 🙂

  5. Can you please be my live in chef? Omg, I love all of your recipes!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Haha.. do you live in a 365 day warm climate..cause if you do then it’s a deal.. anything to get out of this nasty Canadian winter

  6. Kristen Peralta Reply

    This may be a dumb question but I am new to this, could you substitute this with self rising flour and if so, how much? Thanks! Love your recipes!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, you can use self raising flour and the amount would be the same, you could just use a pinch of baking powder .. so glad you are loving the recipes 🙂

  7. Hi, just wondering if almond milk could be substituted for cow’s milk and if it’s less points.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Nancy, sure you can sub it, it won’t change the overall points of each muffin though

  8. Ruth Roberts-Telford Reply

    They are delicious but you have to be super careful not to over stir them or you get dense muffins. I live all your recipes and as a fellow Canadian I think you are the bomb!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thank you Ruth! I appreciate your kind words.. and so glad you are enjoying the recipes.. thanks for the tip 🙂

  9. I came across your site today finding it lots of fun. I am a WW since 1980 way long ago. I am back from when you had to eat two or three fishmeals a week . Hubby came on board in 2002 and is a lifer also. But you slide off occasionally . So after
    4 months of snowbirding and not able to do anything my 123 went to 132 and he picked up close to 20 so time to nip it in the bud. So I also like points plus an love how you show all the points…..thank you so much.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ida, welcome back to WW, I have been a member since the early 90″s I laugh at some of the old programs now haha… thankfully we have progressed 🙂 I too love points plus, I lost all my weight on it and it will always hold a special place within me, I will continue to post the PP values for as long as I can.. Good luck to you and your husband on your journeys!

  10. I Had 2 Over ripe Banana’s waiting to be Used this Morning. So Just made these.. Thank you Again for a Lovely Recipe They are Delicious.. 🙂 The Thumbs Up.. (Y)

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