There’s nothing more certain in life than death, taxes and a leftover apple and banana in the fruit bowl at the end of the week. Death and taxes, well that part sucks. But, the leftover fruit. Give me a YAY!! Because it means you can make my easy apple + banana sugar free muffins.
Think crunchy top and soft, crumbly inside. These delicious muffins, are naturally sweetened with apple and banana AND completely sugar free. But, seriously! You would never know. Cos, so deliciously sweet. They’re nut free too, which makes them perfect for school lunch boxes or a quick and healthy breakfast.
Plus, talk about simple. Other than the apple and banana, these sugar free muffins are made using 5 ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen – flour, butter, eggs, baking powder and cinnamon. Yep. That’s it. So easy!
Bet you never thought, you’d be hoping for leftover bananas at the end of the week. If you give these a try, leave a comment to let me know what you think. My hunch? You’re going to love them.Print
Easy Apple + Banana Sugar Free Muffins
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 muffins 1x
- Category: Dessert
Deliciously sweet, soft and crumbly apple and banana muffins that are completely sugar free. Its official. The perfect lunch box snack has landed.
- 2 ripe bananas (plus 1 extra banana optional)
- 2 apples
- 150g butter
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F (160C/320F fan forced) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with squares of baking paper or muffin cases.
- Peel and grate the apples and chop the butter into cubes. Transfer the apple and butter into a small saucepan and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted and the apple has softened.
- Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl, using the back of a fork and then add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and eggs. When the apple and butter mixture is ready, transfer it to the mixing bowl, and stir all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin. If you have an extra banana, slice it into rounds and pop a slice of banana on top of each muffin.
- Transfer the muffin tin to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Make my apple and banana sugar free muffins gluten free, by using gluten free self-raising flour and baking powder.
This recipe was inspired by the Healthy Mummy and her awesome Kids Sugar Free Lunch Box Muffins.
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Wow so helpful I’m doing food tech in tas and I soo needed this for my healthy eating cause high school is eating me alive!
It’s my pleasure Tessa. Good luck with your studies!
This looks like a great recipe. Is the baking powder essential when using self raising flour?
Hi Sally. Great question! I have included some extra baking powder in the recipe, because the banana makes the batter quite heavy so it helps with rising. I haven’t tested the recipe without baking powder, but I’m sure you’d still get a delish muffin without it. Have a great day. Rani x
Hi, what is 2 cups of SR flour in grams? I want to make these again because I love them but away on holiday and haven’t got measuring cups, only scales! Thanks
Okay, so I just I measured it for you. There was no one answer on Google. What’s with that? I got 150g per cup (300g total). Have an awesome holiday and enjoy your muffins!
Love these! And my toddlers ate them up too! However, I can’t find nutrition info?
I am SO happy you love them. To hear that about one of my recipes makes my heart so full.
I generally figure if you’re mainly eating real food, its good for you, so don’t generally include nutrition information with my recipes. But I’ve run the recipe through a nutrition label generator for you. Hope that helps.
Thanks for supporting YTGT!
Hello! These were so yummy! I used oat flour instead of flour and made mini muffins that I’dd be feeding to my toddler. I’ll definitely add this recipe to my regulars.
when I googled “sugar free apple and banana muffins” the reason was because I had too many apples and bananas just like you said so thanks! 😉
Thank you for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed the recipe. I am so glad you guys liked them and its great to know they work with oat flour too.
Yay to finding a yummy way to use your leftover apples and bananas!
Havent tried this as yet
2 cups self raising flour already has about three tsp baking powder .. do we need anoher two tsp..wondering if its ok to give toddlers
Hi Suma! Thanks for stopping by. I have included some extra baking powder in the recipe, because the banana makes the batter quite heavy so it helps with rising. But feel free to leave it out if you like. As for toddlers, I have friends who have made these for their children and they have loved them. If you make them,I’d love to know how you go. Rani x
Husband AND kid approved! You know my fussy family…it takes a special recipe to get through and this one is definitely a winner. Thanks Rani!
Oh Jenni. It’s my pleasure. I am so glad that hubby and the kids loved the muffins. Really appreciate you leaving a comment and rating the recipe. Thank you!
Can I used almond flour instead?
Hi there! Thanks for visiting You Totally Got This. I haven’t tested this recipe with almond flour. I am guessing you would end up with a denser muffin that would not rise as much. If you do give it a try, let me know how you go. Rani
I absolutely love this recipe! That they are this delicious without sugar is amazing! I will come back to this many times over again. Can you please tell me the best way to store them, in or out of the refrigerator?
Esther…what a HUGE compliment. Thank you so much. I usually store them in an airtight container in the fridge and give them a 10 second zap in the microwave before eating. They also freeze really well too. Really appreciate you getting in touch. Have a great weekend!
Omgoodness. These muffins are delicious and very helpful for my older fruit. I used wholemeal self raising instead and I put an extra tsp of cinnamon. Absolutely delicious!! Thankyou for sharing.
You are SO welcome! And thank you for getting in touch it is always lovely to hear about someone enjoying one of my recipes. I make these a lot too. No matter how many bananas I eat each week, there is always some leftover. What’s with that? Think it might have to try some extra cinnamon next time too.
Thank you for such an amazing recipe xx As a diabetic if 3 years I was getting slightly fed up of banana loaves!! Beautiful muffin recipe with Wholemeal flour too by the way you just need to add a couple of tablespoons of milk as Wholemeal sucks up all the liquid fast!! Xxx
You are so welcome Caroline. It warms my heart hearing that. And thanks for the tip about the wholemeal flour, it’s always great to know what substitutes work. Really appreciate you taking the time to let me know you loved the recipe. May there be plenty more apple + banana sugar free muffins and happiness in your future.
Not a big baker but had some bananas and apples left over so couldn’t resist having a go at these for my wife who is gluten intolerant. Only had gluten free plain flour in cupboard so added extra baking powder and added some xantham gum as well. Had to bake a little longer as they stayed floppy longer than 20 minutes but came out great. Not heavy but soft and squishy and certainly not dry like other gluten free cakes. Tasted great but have a sweet tooth so may try a little honey in the next batch. Thanks for a great idea. Went down a treat 👍
Hey Mark. That’s awesome! Thank you so much for letting me know how they turned out. Really appreciate you taking the time to get in touch. Rani