Thursday, June 05, 2014

{recipe} Blueberry Banana Muffins

I've been cooking like crazy lately and adjusting recipes so I can eat them - I am 33 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with our first child but because I managed it well (through the food that I ate and exercise), I did not have to take medicine for it and my baby didn't have ANY complications due to the gestational diabetes. I do not eat typical diabetic foods (such as artificial sweeteners) and I cannot eat any white sugar or white flour (or my blood sugar goes crazy high) but I have found that I can eat some whole wheat, a little honey/evaporated cane juice/palm sugar/or sucanat, and small amounts of carb foods that have a lower glycemic index (such as oatmeal, quinoa, etc). So I've been adjusting and changing recipes that I have to make them pregnant Amanda friendly! 


This muffin recipe is not very sweet, but it does taste good, and I can eat one or two without my blood sugar going higher than it should. My husband and toddler enjoy them (my toddler calls them cupcakes) and they are made with only whole foods so they are healthy too! 

{Blueberry Banana Muffins}

5 Tbsp. Butter or Coconut Oil, Melted
1/4 c. Milk
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/3 c. Evaporated Cane Juice or Sucanat
1/4 tsp. Salt
5 Medium Ripe Bananas, Mashed
1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (optional)
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 c. minus 2 Tbsp. Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 c. Blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix butter (or coconut oil), milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and salt till combined. Add mashed bananas and mix very well. Stir in coconut. Add baking powder, cinnamon, and whole wheat flour; stir until incorporated but do not over mix. Fold in blueberries. Batter will be thick and spoonable. Line regular sized muffin tins with paper muffin liners. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to fill muffin tins 80% full. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 10 more minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Store in an air tight container at room temperature. Can also freeze cooked muffins for later use. 



32 comments :

  1. Sounds pretty yummy. Not too many recipes call for coconut and I am a big fan of it. Keep healthy!

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  2. Those sound wonderful. It's almost time to pick fresh blueberries here in MA, so I think I might make these once I pick some with my kids :)

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  3. These sound interesting. I've never heard of Sucanat, what is that?

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  4. What a great idea to mix up the two fruit flavors in the same recipe. It sounds like a really tasty recipe, and I like the added touch of cinnamon.

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  5. Those sound absolutely delicious. I love blueberries and bananas, so I will have to try these.

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  6. Yummy! I love blueberry muffins but never thought of adding banana,I will do net time.

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  7. Oh, blueberries AND bananas! That's a nice combination, especially in a muffin. Good breakfast!

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  8. Yumm..two of my favorite muffins combined into one! I will definitely have to try making these.

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  9. Those muffins sure do look tasty. I miss having things like this but am really cutting back on carbs.

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  10. Mmmm, those two fruits sound delicious together. My daughter likes her muffins on the less sweet side, so this is perfect.

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  11. These sound like a recipe that I would love to make! My kids love coconuts and bananas!

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  12. Those look so delicious! I love the combination of blueberry and banana, they're two of my top favorite fruits.

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  13. Those look really good. Would love to try these for breakfast. Amber N

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  14. These look delicious. What a great snack! Amber N

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  15. Oh yum yum yum these sound delicious - I could tuck into one right now. x

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  16. Yummy I like a good blueberry banana muffin. They pair well with hot teat or coffee.

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  17. My bestfriend would love this one - plus its blueberry!

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  18. I would love to try these, it looks like a healthy twist on one of my favorites.

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  19. I am not a huge banana fan but these look really good. I definitely want to try these.

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  20. Looks like tasty muffins. I remember how much I loved banana nut muffins

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  21. Wow, we have blueberry bushes and I have made blueberry lemon muffins but not blueberry banana!! We make banana muffins but never mix the two. Great idea!

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  22. I had a close call on the gestational diabetes with this pregnancy, and was so thankful I passed my second test. Well done on your modifications!

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  23. Blueberries and bananas? Sounds yummy and full of fruit!

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  24. I had gestational diabetes and know the importance of monitoring your sugar intake. This recipe is delicious and perfect for doing so.

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  25. I can't decide which sounds better, blueberry or chocolate. My doctor wants me to stop using sugar and wheat products so I'm looking for new recipes using alternatives to white flour ( baby steps) & sugar. Since my DIL is being tested for gestational diabetes, I can pass this recipe on to her too. Thanks for sharing

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  26. I dont think we ever had blueberry and banana muffins before. Gotta give this a try.

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  27. these sound and look so yummy!! love the recipe and so glad its easy and not going to keep me in the kitchen lol thanks again for share

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  28. Blueberries and bananas are one of the best combos! Yum!

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  29. I love almost anything with banana in it!

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  30. I love blueberry muffins and theses sound delicious. They are great for breakfast.

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  31. This sounds yummy. i prefer spelt to wheat... so maybe i'll try it w. that flour instead :) thanks!

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