Sugar Free Banana Muffins

Posted on Aug 27 2010 - 8:28am by Christine

Banana muffins – totally nutritious and sugar free… they almost sound too good to be true, don’t they? Yet these muffins are absolutely delicious, have a moist, dense texture, and are sweetened only by the natural sugars in the fruit they contain.

Sugar free banana muffins

An ideal finger food – and perfect for baby led weaning – these muffins are also made with healthy whole grains and are completely egg free!

To Make Sugar Free Banana Muffins, You Will Need…

4 oz (1 cup) rolled oats/porridge oats
8 oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour flour
4 oz (1/2 cup) raisin puree (made by soaking or simmering raisins in water then pureeing)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
pinch nutmeg
pinch cinnamon
drop or two of vanilla
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) applesauce
3 ripe bananas, mashed well
8 fl oz (1 cup) water

Preheat the oven to 325 deg F (170 deg C).
Grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then divide into the 12 holes.
Bake for around 20 to 25 mins until firm.

The muffins may be frozen, but you’ll find they come out better if you freeze the batter before you cook it, instead of freezing the cooked muffins.


Learn more about baby led weaning
A guide to introducing finger foods
More banana baby food ideas

We love…

…these Reusable Silicone Baking Cups for making our muffins. We’ve NEVER had them stick – they pop right out and the cups take two seconds to clean… better than scrubbing a muffin tin!

Also available in the UK

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Gitanjali September 8, 2010 at 6:24 am -

    This recipe seems great and will surely try for my little one. I have only one doubt which is the quantity of baking powder used. Is it supposed to be 1 1/2 tablespoon or teaspoon.

  2. Christine September 8, 2010 at 6:35 am -

    My goodness, just 1 1/2 teaspoon – we’ve amended it now. So sorry about the error!

  3. Res March 24, 2011 at 9:46 am -

    i made them with the raisins and added sweet blueberries for good measure.
    Delicious ! thank you!

  4. Christine March 24, 2011 at 10:19 am -

    You’re welcome – glad they went down well! 🙂

  5. prema June 29, 2011 at 6:33 am -


    i am having one question to ask. oats is good to baby or not? now my baby is 15 months old. somebody is saying oats will loss ur baby weight so its not good to baby. better to avoid.
    i want a clear answer for this question. explain me…

  6. Christine June 29, 2011 at 7:08 am -

    Oats are whole grains – making them a healthy food with many benefits. We have devoted a whole page to them here: Baby Oatmeal Recipes – please do check it out as it explains why they are so nutritious. But if you have any doubts, please do speak to your child’s doctor for advice.

  7. DeniseTarter June 21, 2012 at 3:40 am -

    These look great and I can’t wait to try making them for my son.  Can you tell me how long they stay fresh if they’re not frozen?  Also, if you freeze them before you bake them do you need to let them thaw before baking, or just throw them in the oven frozen?  Thanks so much.  😀

  8. Homemade Baby Food Recipes June 21, 2012 at 7:34 am -

     @DeniseTarter Hi Denise! We don’t dare keep them for too long at room temperature because it’s so hot here – a day at the most – although they’d likely be fine for 2 days in a cooler environment. They’ll last for another 2 days or so if refrigerated. And no, you don’t have to let the batter thaw before cooking – we’ve sometimes frozen the batter in the baking cups, then put them straight into the oven. They take longer, of course, usually around 8 minutes or so extra. Hope your son enjoys them 🙂

  9. DeniseTarter June 21, 2012 at 7:54 am -

     @Homemade Baby Food Recipes Excellent.  Thanks for the quick reply.  🙂

  10. Homemade Baby Food Recipes June 21, 2012 at 7:59 am -

     @DeniseTarter You’re very welcome 🙂

  11. Amanda March 13, 2013 at 8:35 am -

    Hello, not sure if this blog is monitored anymore. Wondering about the oats and flour. Since 8 oz equals a cup not sure which measurement to use for these. Thanks!

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