Sugar-Free Almond Berry Muffins

Sugar Free Almond Berry Muffins

I love a morning muffin loaded with the good stuff – juicy berries, fragrant vanilla and crisp almonds – but I’ll pass on the sky high calorie and sugar content that comes with the ones you get at coffeehouses! Did you know that a single Starbucks blueberry muffin clocks in 380 calories and 28 grams of sugar?? Same as eating 26 pieces of candy corn, just for a little perspective!

Easy Almond Berry Muffins

Instead, let’s make a batch of muffins bursting with flavor from a banana’s natural sugars and your favorite berries! These babies are packed with protein, delicious for breakfast or a midday snack, and only set you back 130 calories.

Almond Berry Muffins Recipe

While these muffins aren’t about to satiate your sweet tooth, they will kick start your morning with a bit more energy. Use almond meal for even more protein!

Almond Berry Muffins

These almond berry muffins are easy peasy to whip up, and easy to freeze for up to 1 month! Zap ‘em in the microwave and enjoy right away, or slather on some butter or cream cheese to “naughty” up these nice little muffins a bit!

And, if they’re not filling enough for your morning meal, dig into them alongside yogurt or a smoothie, your favorite fruit, turkey bacon, or a hardboiled egg. I love to boil eggs ahead of time, put them back in the carton (shell on), and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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Sugar-Free Almond Berry Muffins

Yield: Makes about 18 muffins

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup all-purpose flour or rice flour

1 cup corn meal or almond meal

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 ripe banana (The riper, the better. Bananas have lots of natural sugars!)

3 large eggs

1/4 cup vegetable, canola or olive oil

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup fresh or frozen berries, your choice (I used a mix of strawberries and blueberries)

3/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and grease with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, corn meal, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork, then whisk in eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, being careful not to over mix.

Fold in berries, just until combined. Portion out into the muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full. Top each with 1 Tablespoon of sliced almonds.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.

Once cooled, muffins can be stored in a resealable bag or container and placed in the freezer. Will keep for 1 month frozen.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Kin Community

      

31 Responses to “Sugar-Free Almond Berry Muffins”

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    Joanne — January 24, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    I’m with you! All those sugary calories in the morning are just not worth it. But these are perfect for breakfast!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 24, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    These are so pretty! What a lovely muffin :)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 24, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful Georgia! And I love that they are sugar free!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 24, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    I love these. . .perfect for a healthy start to your morning!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 24, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    I just want to pick out all those berries and eat them! They’d never even make it into the muffins :)

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    Val — January 24, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    You had me at sugar free….how awesome are these beauties.

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — January 24, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    i’m so impressed these are sugar free! they look amazing. all those berries…wow!

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    Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) — January 24, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    These are absolutely stunning! And that shot of the bowl of fruit is award-worthy!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — January 24, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Love the mixed berry idea and that you didn’t skimp on the almond topping. Delish!

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    Lynda - TasteFood — January 24, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    I love my muffins naturally sweetened like this!

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    Paula — January 24, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    I’m inviting myself over for a muffin breakfast!

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    Carla Walker — January 24, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    Your photos are really stunning! And I love what you have done with your website :) So beautifully done. These muffins really look to die for :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 24, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    These muffins are so pretty!

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — January 25, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    I just saw these over on FB and had to come out and check them out. I love love love that these have almond meal and no added sugar. I need to give this a try and soon!!

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    Simply Life — January 25, 2013 @ 2:28 am

    Oh I would love to start my day with these tomorrow!

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    Julia {the roasted root} — January 25, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    Yup, I have all the ingredients for these tasty guys in my house right now! Such a delicious, beautiful and healthy muffin!

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    Guru Uru — January 25, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    These muffins look divine my friend, perfect for brekkie :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Savory Simple — January 25, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    I cannot do sugar in the morning. I could definitely do these!

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — January 25, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Wow–so pretty and so healthy!

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    Pam — January 25, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

    What a great combination of flavors! The almonds on top make them look so pretty.

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    Monet — January 25, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    Hi lovely. Now don’t these look perfect? I need a new muffin recipe…and I’m all about sugar free. Thank you for sharing! I’m missing Austin today!

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — January 25, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    These muffins are fabulous! I love that they are only 130 calories each!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — January 26, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    Oh Georgia…these looks wonderful! I love baking with almond meal! And with the banana and all of those luscious berries…I don’t think I’ll miss the sugar! Love your photos….love the color of your muffin papers, too! : )

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    The Café Sucré Farine — January 26, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    These look just wonderful! Love your photos too. I feel (wish) I could reach right into the screen and grab one!

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    Reeni Pisano — January 27, 2013 @ 1:03 am

    These are beauties Georgia! Love the banana, berry and almond combination! Great to wake up to.

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    Honey — January 28, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    looks very healthy.. i love stuff like that that doesn’t incorporate too much fat or sugar, and it is good for you too. Nice job!

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    Sassi — January 6, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    How many Carbs and Sugars do these havew? also, what is the Cholesterol level?
    Thanks

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    Tammy — January 25, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    Can you use coconut flour instead of the rice flour? I think if going to try it!! Thanks!

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    Georgia — January 25, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    I’ve never substituted coconut flour, but you could give it a try!

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    Joel Egan — March 14, 2014 @ 5:17 am

    Just made and tasted them and …. they were soo amazing! I actually used spelt instead of the rice flower and also substituted rice milk instead of the milk. They were still really moist, soft and fluffy.

    This will be my goto sweet treat moving forward. Thanks :-)

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