Dear Advice Lady,|
For the last several years, I have been making banana mini muffins for my family, who always
really loved them. Now that our family is sugar free (and my husband and I are low carb), we
don't have them anymore. But we sure miss them. My husband keeps asking me to write and ask
if there's a recipe that might give us a chance to enjoy them again. My attempts at experimenting
have been a dismal failure.
Any ideas? You'd win some big points from us if you can give these traditional treats back
to this banana-loving famiy!
I do have a favorite recipe that will probably fit the bill. They are strictly speaking "mini-muffins",
but we've always called them (lovingly) "Babycakes." This recipe does require a couple of low-carb
products, but they're items easy to find. We love them, and they're very low carb. Here's the
recipe! Let us know how your family likes them.
Banana Creme Babycakes
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 1 cup Atkins Bake Mix
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
- 2/3 cup Splenda
- 2/3 cup Keto Banana Creme Pie dry shake mix
- 3 eggs
Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray like PAM. In a medium bowl, mix almond flour,
bake mix and baking powder until thoroughly combined.
In a large bowl, beat butter, Splenda, and extract with an electric mixer until fluffy,
about 2 minutes. Beat in shake mix. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in almond flour/bake
mix mixture with a spatula. Divide batter into muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full.
Bake 20 minutes, until set and lightly brown. Spreading these while a little warm with
soft butter, lightly sweetened with Splenda and a drop of vanilla is just pure heaven.
Makes 18 babycakes. 2.7 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
Keto Shake Mixes and Atkins Bake Mix can be purchased from The Low Carb Connoisseur
Hope this fits the bill. And if so, where can I redeem these "points"? (giggle)