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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.6
  • Total Fat: 10.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 187.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Low-Sugar Chai-Spiced Banana-Nut Muffins

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Low-Sugar Chai-Spiced Banana-Nut Muffins

Introduction

These spicy banana-nut muffins are packed with flavor but not sugar. Candied ginger adds a but of sugar and a lot of spice! These spicy banana-nut muffins are packed with flavor but not sugar. Candied ginger adds a but of sugar and a lot of spice!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1/2 c soy or coconut milk
    1 t apple cider vinegar

    1/2 t cardamom seeds*
    4 whole cloves
    3 allspice berries
    4-6 black peppercorns

    3 whole bananas, mashed
    1/3 c canola oil
    1 c whole wheat flour
    1/2 c oat flour
    2 t baking powder
    1/2 t baking soda
    1/4 t salt
    1 t cinnamon
    1 t vanilla extract
    1/4 c candied ginger, minced**
    1/2 c walnuts, chopped

    *Note: Adjusted measurements for pre-ground spices
    1 t cardamom*
    1/4 t ground cloves
    1/2 t ground allspice
    1/2 t black pepper

    **Available in the dried fruit aisle or sometimes with the Asian or health foods. Sometimes called "crystallized ginger."

Tips

Feel free to swap up to half the flour for plain or vanilla protein powder.
You can omit the walnuts, if you prefer.


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Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the soy milk and vinegar and set aside.
Grind the spices in a clean coffee grinder or use a mortar and pestle.
Mash the bananas in a large bowl, then add the oil and milk mixture. Mix well.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl, then slowly add them to the wet, stirring well.
Fold in the ginger and walnuts.
Spray a muffin tin liberally with nonstick cooking spray or use paper liners.
Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop, fill each well of the muffin tin 2/3 full.
Bake 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool before serving, and refrigerate in a covered container for up to one week.

Serving Size: Makes 12 muffins.






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  • 7 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made these yet, but just an observation, candied ginger is ginger coated in sugar. These are not sugarless. They may have less sugar than some recipes, but candied ginger does not stand in for sugar, it is sugar and spice. - 5/15/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Delicious.........I didn't change a thing. - 5/15/12

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I had a hard time with some muffins having tons of ginger chunks and then some having none, making it not very sweet. I was thinking next time I make these to swap the bananas for pumpkin puree, but I'm not sure what the correct measurement would be for that. Any clues? - 6/5/12

    Reply from STEPFANIER (5/15/13)
    Use 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree, but swapping the banana will affect the sweetness.


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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Candied ginger can be bought in the grocery store. Otherwise, Trader Joe's has a large variety to choose from. - 5/15/12

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These sound SO GOOD, even though I can't do grains. Luckily, I can swap out the wheat flour for 1/2 c. coconut flour and the oat flour for almond flour and still enjoy these muffins. I love the idea of using candied ginger instead of sugar! I'm definitely making these this weekend. - 5/15/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These weren't bad, but didn't didn't really excite us either. Kind of disappointed, because I really like ginger. - 6/6/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    really tasty-- - 5/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I swapped the flour for brown rice flour for my gluten free friend, and used oatmeal since I didn't have oat flour. Turned out really well! - 6/10/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Why doesn't the ingredients reflect the candied ginger for sugar content? - 5/15/12

    Reply from STEPFANIER (5/15/13)
    The candied ginger is included in the ingredient list.


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  • Wondering where the Chia is in the recipe? - 12/14/13

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  • I halved the recipe as it's only me and I didn't have three bananas. I used some grated fresh ginger - so excluded the sugar completely. I did not add walnuts (to avoid the fat) - so I made six muffins. They turned out delicious - the chai is in the spices added - they are important - 12/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG! Can't wait to try these! - 6/9/13

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  • Is the "t" in the list of ingredients "tablespoon" or "teaspoon"? - 6/9/13

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  • Sounds perfect for me! - I love banana nut bread, and I love ginger, and I love .... The spices will make them nasty for my husband, but I'll still make the whole batch, and freeze the muffins for my lunches. I use protein powder often. Since I don't have oat flour on hand, I'll swap those two. Thx - 6/9/13

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  • Very good. I added 1/4 cup sugar & only had 2 bananas so added some canned pumpkin. Will make again. - 5/29/13

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  • The recipe says low sugar not sugarless. I like them but find them a wee bit heavy - 5/19/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The recipe looks I have not tried it yet. In reading some of the responses I did not know Trader Joes carries candied ginger chips I love eating and making and using fresh ginger root to make hot tea. - 5/16/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious! - 5/15/13

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have some candied ginger and all of the ingredients on hand. Will make them. Need to half the recepie, only me.
    Always looking for a tasty healthy muffin.
    I wonder why no eggs? Will rate them after I try the recepie. - 5/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    How do you make candied ginger? Never heard of it but the recipe sounds really good. - 5/15/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love chai and ginger! these are on my to-do list. thanks for the recipe! will make them and come back and rate. - 5/15/12

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