For the health-conscious breakfast eater, this is a great substitute for fattier counterparts. You can use all-purpose flour in place of the wheat flour if desired. Other fruits can be substituted as well!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • Mix together mashed bananas, egg, water, and oil in a large bowl. Mix in flour, baking soda, and baking powder until mostly smooth (you will still see lumps from the banana, but that's okay!). Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 15 minutes. Remove muffins from tins, and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 10.3mg 3% DV; sodium 119.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2010
I made two slight changes but they were so miniscule that it's really not a huge deal. Instead of plain water, I soaked two Celestial Seasonings honey vanilla white tea chai bags in the half cup of water I heated for about five minutes and used that to add a little oomph. I also added two tbsp. of honey. Those were the two things I noticed that people said that these muffins needed, a little spice and perhaps a little honey. The smell of these while baking was amazing and they look super fluffy and just beautiful. Mine did need just a few more minutes to bake. Half of this recipe will be for my two kids and husband and the other half will be gifted to a friend tonight. I'll update my review once I found out how everyone liked them. EDITED: They were a hit. The kids inhaled them and couldn't really tell they were sans sugar. This will be my new blueberry muffin recipe. Thank you SO much for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2011
These muffins for me... need a little something else. I used frozen banana and blueberries so I don't know if that was the difference or not but I miss either sugar or a pinch of salt. Read More
(5)
98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I made two slight changes but they were so miniscule that it's really not a huge deal. Instead of plain water, I soaked two Celestial Seasonings honey vanilla white tea chai bags in the half cup of water I heated for about five minutes and used that to add a little oomph. I also added two tbsp. of honey. Those were the two things I noticed that people said that these muffins needed, a little spice and perhaps a little honey. The smell of these while baking was amazing and they look super fluffy and just beautiful. Mine did need just a few more minutes to bake. Half of this recipe will be for my two kids and husband and the other half will be gifted to a friend tonight. I'll update my review once I found out how everyone liked them. EDITED: They were a hit. The kids inhaled them and couldn't really tell they were sans sugar. This will be my new blueberry muffin recipe. Thank you SO much for sharing. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
I'll admit, I was a bit wary of making these because of all the reviews saying that their was no flavor. Based on my (small) changes, I rate it five stars. I think the flavor is great, I really don't miss the sugar at all, and the texture is really good too. I used apple sauce instead of the oil, subbed 1/4 cup of the flour for flaxseed meal, and added half a teaspoon of vanilla. I also halfed the recipe, so the measurements are based on that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I was expecting no taste and was pleasantly surprised. For a no-sugar recipe I think these came out amazing. The key to the flavor is ripe bananas and delicious fresh blueberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2010
Curiosity! I just had to try this one out for curiosity s sake and let me tell you whole wheat and no sugar was a bit of a culture shock for me. I made sure to use overripe bananas and ripe blueberries to give it some sweetness. They were really moist and better on the second day. However I just couldn't overcome the blandness. I even added extra blueberries cinnamon and nutmeg and still nothing. Next time I will try with a little honey. This recipe will really make you stop and think about how dependent we are on sweeteners in one form or another. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2010
My husband is a diabetic so I'm always looking for no sugar muffins. These are pretty darn good. I had some really juicy sweet blueberries which I think really help. I did use a bit less soda and baking powder. I also added about a teaspoon of my homemade pumpkin pie spice. Without this added spice it's probably boring. The batter was really thick so next time I think I'll give it just a small amount of liquid sweetener. I only got 12 regular size muffins & needed 2 more minutes in the oven. Next time I'll add some walnuts for even more nutrition. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
With a few alterations this was pretty damned good. Use really ripe bananas and increase to 1 1/4 cups mashed banana. Increase blueberries to 1 1/2 cups and always use fresh. Replace 1/2 cup flour with flax meal and half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce (keep some of the oil because fat helps control blood sugar spikes in reaction to the sugars in food). Adding spices like nutmeg cinnamon mace allspice ginger and clove are a really good idea to give it more flavor. You can also oompf up the health factor by including fiber and vanilla protein powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
Great recipe! Since there is no added sugar you would think that the muffins wouldn't be very sweet. But they are very tasty and healthy! My children wanted to eat 3 of them for breakfast! I frequently make banana bread and muffins...this recipe is much healthier and you don't miss the sugar! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2009
Remarkably good. I did add some (1/4 c) soy protein powder & fiber to bump it up for my weight loss program. Also didn't have any blueberries but added the equiv. in cherries (20). Still a great combo and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
Unfortunately I did not have enough ingredients so I changed the recipe a little. I used 1/2 cup banana 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 cup grapeseed oil for the banana part of the recipe. I substituted 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for the oil. I will try using 1 1/4 cup wild blueberries next time. They are very good warm. The consistence was good. I made 12 and baked them for 28 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2011
These muffins for me... need a little something else. I used frozen banana and blueberries so I don't know if that was the difference or not but I miss either sugar or a pinch of salt. Read More
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