Shari Duncan

Ultra Moist Vi-Shape Banana Muffins
Shari

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Healthy Snacks, Recipes, Weight Loss

Any recipe can be made healthier with just a few modifications… and there is no need to sacrifice flavor.

Your ViSalus Shape-mix is not just for smoothies!  Add a couple of scoops to your favorite baked recipes, and you are not only adding that amazing sweet cream flavor but  will also be getting extra protein and nutrients from the mix.  And by using wholesome oats and flax seed in place of refined flour; and applesauce and yogurt in place of butter or oil, you are

A couple scoops to baked recipes adds protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals

A couple scoops to baked recipes adds protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals

adding wholesome ingredients without the additional calories, sugar or saturated fats.

Flax seeds and flax seed oils are rich in heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, proven to help lower (bad) cholesterol as well as provide a myriad of other documented health benefits. So do not overlook using these ingredients when baking.  Using extra ripe bananas will add natural sweetness to the muffins.

Dry ingredients:  Mix together in large bowl.

  • 1c Low carb baking flour
  • 1c oats
  • 2 rounded scoops of Vi-Shape mix (or other protein powder)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp milled flax seed
  • ~2 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar
  • Baking powder/ Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp (or more to taste) ground Cinnamon

In separate bowl or large measuring cup, mix moist ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed.
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2container low fat banana (or vanilla) yogurt

    ... Wholesome ingredients. Great Nutrition and Flavor

    ... Wholesome ingredients. Great Nutrition and Flavor

  • 1 Tbsp Flax seed oil.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with no stick butter flavored spray.  Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Be sure to mix well to blend all flavors.

Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe makes 1 dozen muffins.

Change it up by using blueberries, raspberries, peaches, strawberries, etc. for bananas.  Swap out yogurt flavors to compliment fruit.

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