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Banana blueberry muffins

Recipe by: Julie Van Den Driesschen

You won’t be surprised to learn that I prefer to start my day with something sweet.

I don’t usually worry about the extra calories, but if there’s an alternative that doesn’t compromise taste, I’ll definitely go with it.

I’m sure you’re going to love these banana muffins made with guilt-free Zùsto. Full of flavour, sweet and soft, each muffin contains 284 kcal instead of 500 kcal on average for the classic version.

I’ve discovered a new friend in the kitchen, and I’m sure it’s going to be kept very busy!

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For 9 muffins
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g of Zùsto
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g banana purée (about 2 small bananas)
  • 70 g milk
  • 120 g sunflower oil
  • 100 g blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Preparation method

  1. Pour the flour, Zùsto, baking powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg and salt into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, mashed bananas, milk and sunflower oil.
  3. Mix with a whisk until you obtain a smooth mixture.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix briefly with a spatula or wooden spoon (tip: if you want your muffins to have a sandy consistency, don’t mix too much)
  5. Finally, add the blueberries.
  6. Pour the batter into paper muffin tins and bake the muffins for about 25-30 minutes in a preheated 180 degree oven.

Tip: they are so delicious when they’re warm!

About Julie

Julie Van den Driesschen is a young, enthusiastic and self-taught amateur pastry chef who has learned everything she knows from cookbooks, videos and lots of time spent in the kitchen.

In 2018, she was named “best amateur pastry chef” in Flanders on Bake Off Flanders. In 2019, she published her first patisserie book, ‘Dubbel zo lekker’, together with Denise Kuppens.

With Zùsto, she decided to develop a simple recipe using the sugar substitute, without compromising on taste. Blueberries to enjoy without guilt contain only 284 kcal each!

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