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21 Day Fix Banana Cherry Muffins

21 Day Fix Banana Cherry Muffins
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We need to talk about muffins for a minute. Because I love me some muffins. I like making them, and I like eating them. But most muffin recipes have so much sugar in them that they’re not even close to healthy. And of course, on the 21 Day Fix, sugar is very limited – making it even harder to find the Perfect Muffin Recipe. 

Banana Cherry Muffins Weight Watchers 21 Day Fix

 

So I think, if you’re a carb-devouring muffin-lover like me, that you’ll like these 21 Day Fix Banana Cherry Muffins.

The bananas and cherries make these muffins sweet, without needing any added sugar (you read that right…NO added sugar, or sweetener of any kind). They’re also chewy, moist, and fluffy, as a muffin should be. 

Stack of banana cherry muffins

21 Day Fix Banana Cherry Muffins

Banana Cherry Muffins

 

Of course, all that said, they’re still made with whole wheat. And while my kids are used to whole wheat muffins, I wasn’t entirely sure if they’d love these or not (I figured they’d think the cherries were weird or something). If you’re new to whole wheat muffins, they have more density/heartiness than a traditional muffin. However, I think these are pretty fluffy as fas as whole wheat muffins go.

Turns out, they both loved them – Jack asked me to send some to school with him. I made two dozen, so I’ll be freezing a bunch of these for later.

ALSO – these are not a treat swap! Yay! And, a serving size is two muffins (double yay!). Serve with butter (don’t forget to count the teaspoons), or eat them plain.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Yields: 12 (see container counts below for 1, 2, and 3 muffins)

Yummy Banana Cherry Muffins with Butter

 

You’re going to love these easy-to-make, no added sugar banana cherry muffins.

Here’s what you’ll need to make banana cherry muffins for 21 Day Fix: 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about two medium bananas)
  • 1 cup lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped (I used frozen dark sweet cherries)

Banana Cherry Muffins

Here’s how to make these little golden bundles of deliciousness.

Preheat your oven to 325.

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, or line with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In another medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add the yogurt, egg, and almond milk and mix until blended together.

Add the banana/yogurt/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is wet (be careful not to overmix). Fold in the cherries.

Divide evenly into 12 muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Mine were ready right at 20. You’ll know they’re done when they are a pretty golden color and a toothpick stuck in a muffin comes out clean.

You could also swap out the cherries for blueberries (or any fruit, really).

Muffins with bananas

These banana cherry muffins are perfect for the 21 Day Fix, but your whole family will love them.

How to track these muffins on 21 Day Fix: 

The 21 Day Fix program is always changing, and while I do my very best and never want to mess up, please always double check the container counts yourself. 

I figured out the container counts for 1 muffin, 2 muffins, and 3 muffins. Most of would normally have 1 or 2…but the container counts worked out best for 3. You’ll see what I mean below (the container counts are awkward numbers for the first two).

Container counts for the ENTIRE recipe:

  • 4 yellow
  • 5 purple
  • 1.75 red
  • less than 1 tsp for the almond milk

Container counts, per serving (serving size = 1 muffins)

  • .3 yellow 
  • .4 purple
  • .15 red

Container counts, per serving (serving size = 2 muffins)

  • .7 yellow
  • .8 purple
  • .3 red

Container counts, per serving (serving size = 3 muffins)

  • 1 yellow
  • 1.25 purple
  • .5 red (a little less, but I rounded up)

These 21 Day Fix banana cherry muffins are chewy, fluffy and delicious. Also, they don't have any added sugar...but they're plenty sweet!

How do I track these muffins for Weight Watchers? 

The Weight Watchers program has changed over the years. I’ve left the Freestyle points in below in case you have stuck it out with that program. If you are using the newest program which has three color coded levels you’ll want to use these values! 

  • Green Plan: 3 Points Per 2 Muffins
  • Purple Plan: 3 Points Per 2 Muffins
  • Blue Plan: 3 Points Per 2 Muffins

Weight Watchers Freestyle points: 1 point per muffin! And here’s another one point muffin recipe you might like.

Printable Banana Cherry Muffins for 21 Day Fix & Weight Watchers Recipe: 

Banana Cherry Muffins for 21 Day Fix - Portion Fix - Weight Watchers

Created By Carrie
These whole wheat Banana Cherry Muffins are a family-favorite! They're 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers approved (only 1 point per muffin!).
4.20 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c banana mashed (about two medium bananas)
  • 1 c Greek yogurt lowfat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c almond milk no sweetener added
  • 1 c cherries pitted and chopped (I used frozen dark sweet cherries)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 325.
  • Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, or line with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add the yogurt, egg, and almond milk and mix until blended together.
  • Add the banana/yogurt/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is wet. Fold in the cherries.
  • Divide evenly into 12 muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Mine were ready right at 20. You'll know they're done when they are a pretty golden color and a toothpick stuck in a muffin comes out clean.
  • You could also swap out the cherries for blueberries (or any fruit, really).

Video

Notes

21 Day Fix / Portion Fix Container Counts (serving size = 3 muffins): 1 yellow, 1 1/4 purple, 1/2 red
See the full blog post for container counts for servings sizes of 2 muffins and 1 muffin.
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points (serving size = 1 muffin): 1 point
MyWW+ Program Points (1 Serving = 2 Muffins)
Green Plan: 3 Points 
Purple Plan: 3 Points 
Blue Plan: 3 Points 

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7gFat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 3.8mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword 21 Day Fix, muffins, Weight Watchers
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was with a rating and review!

Don’t forget to track any butter that you might add! 🙂 

Here are some other muffins I think you might like, too:

If you like making muffins for breakfast, a snack, or just to have on hand in the freezer to thaw out when you need them then you’ll want to check out these other awesome muffins! 

I really hope you (and your family!) love these muffins. Here are some other 21 Day Fix healthy carbs for you, if you’ve got some carb cravings.

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Your article was very helpful for all people.Thank you for this post about the 21 day fix banana cherry muffins! It’s such a beautiful event and the information that you have provided is enriching. Appreciate bloggers like yourself!

5 stars
How would you store these after baking?

I left mine on counter.. 2nd day were very sour .. I was very sad.. put in frig now when I bake them.. They are SOOOO yummy!!

My significant other is allergic to nuts…..so I hesitate to use almond milk. Can regular milk be used in its place? He’s also a vegetarian so this would be an excellent recipe if I can replace the milk.

This may be an obvious answer but should I thaw the frozen cherries before mixing into batter?

Thank you for you quick response! Making them today πŸ˜‹

We have been trying to eat healthier so I love that there is no sugar in these muffins. They really look delicious. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays link party.

I tried making these with Bob mills gluten free all purpose flour and it didn’t cook inside after adding over 20 mins additional cook time. I couldn’t find the one to one Bob mills gluten free flour which seems to often be recommended for some recipes. Have you tried any gluten free flours to substitute that are preferably 21 day fix friendly? Hubs is gluten sensitive. Thanks

Thanks these look great!

Do I use the unsweet almond milk?

Since I don’t have any whole wheat flour on hand, would making oat flour work as well do you think?

I made these this morning – followed recipe except added blueberries instead of cherries – they didn’ t bake in 20 minutes though. I had to add another 20 minutes and finally had to remove b/c tops were browning too much and they still were goopy inside – the edges were delicious though.

Thanks Carrie – I will give that a try.

Just made these with blueberries and they were definitely too wet. I’m going to try again without the almond milk and see if they come out better. The taste is great!

5 stars
These are absolutely delicious! Moist inside and sweet without added sugar! Worth it 100%.

5 stars
These are fantastic.. Never used frozen cherries before– now Im obsessed!!
I make these once a week…

I’ve tried to make these twice and each time they have been raw in the middle. Just wondering what I’m doing wrong?

1 star
I followed the recipe wxactly, and maybe these are uber healthy, but they are just not very good muffins. They were too wet, crumb was not good, and the absence of sweetener made the structure and taste a big let down. Sorry to be so negative, but there just has to be a better balance in baked goods to make them worth eating.

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I’ve been following weight watchers & love this recipe. Thanks so much for creativity & sharing, Carrie. I usually halve the recipe (still use one egg) & skip the almond milk, and put in a dash of almond extract to punch the flavor up a notch. I even had success using buttermilk instead of yogurt. Fruits that I’ve tried so far: cherries, blueberries, peaches – all have worked beautifully.

Can you use almond flour instead of the whole wheat flour?

These looks amazing and I’m going to try them today. I’m wondering though what size muffin pan I should use… are these mini muffins, or regular muffin size?

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