Low Fat Banana Muffins or Loaf

Freeze overripe bananas until you are ready to make this tasty recipe.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 to 18 minutes
Serving Size: 1 muffin Yield: 12 muffins


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup SUGAR IN THE RAW®
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg OR 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1/4 cup low fat OR nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup, dark OR light
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons SUGAR IN THE RAW®, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. NOTE: If using dark nonstick muffin pan, preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, SUGAR IN THE RAW®, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Blend egg, mashed bananas, buttermilk, corn syrup, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended. Divide batter evenly into 12 greased (2-1/2-inch) muffin cups. Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon SUGAR IN THE RAW® on top of each filled muffin cup.
  4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove; cool on wire rack.
  5. TIP: Muffins freeze well for later use. To rewarm individual frozen muffins, microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 to 35 seconds (10 to 15 seconds if muffin is at room temperature).
  6. LOW FAT BANANA BREAD LOAF VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare batter as directed in steps 2 and 3 except pour batter into a greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan. Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm or finish cooling on wire rack.