Fat-Free Strawberry Banana Muffins.

Healthy, quick breakfasts are easy.

90 Calorie Strawberry Banana Muffins

Today I bring you moist, soft strawberry banana muffins that are completely FAT FREE and only 90 calories each.   And yet, they are SO flavorful.  The secret: mashed bananas, applesauce, and fresh sweet strawberries.

I love the portion control of muffins.  Grabbing a couple while I’m out the door to the office is just so much easier than taking the time to pour cereal and milk.

I’m not even sure how something fat free could taste so flavorful, but these truly do!

Fat Free Strawberry Banana Muffins

Yield: 9-10 muffins

Print Recipe


  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium banana, divided (mash 1/2 and slice the other half into very thin slices)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray muffin tray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir to combine the flour, sugars, baking soda, & cinnamon. Slice the banana in half and mash 1st half with a fork and cut 2nd half into thin slices (set these aside). Add the mashed banana to the dry ingredients and stir. Add the applesauce, beaten egg white, vanilla and stir until *just* combined. Do NOT overmix.
  3. Gently fold in the strawberries and banana slices. Pour batter into muffin tray, filling about 2/3 of the way up. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Muffins stay fresh and soft up to 7 days in an airtight container.
  4. Make ahead tip: Muffins freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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You’ll love my Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins too!

Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

And these Skinny Chocolate Banana Fudge Muffins.

Skinny Chocolate Banana Fudge Muffins

Also amazing: Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars.


62 Responses to “Fat-Free Strawberry Banana Muffins.”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted April 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    They look delish! Glad my recipe worked for you.

    And no oil whatsever…that’s great that it worked! I always worry when cooking with zero fat, no butter/no oil, that it won’t stick together well and will get too crumbly OR will stick to the muffin pan/bread pan. But you pulled it off! YUM!


    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      thank you, Averie! I was a tad nervous how they’d turn out too, but they ended up being SO insanely moist and they taste exactly how you describe your version with fat. i was VERY pleasantly surprised. i also baked up a version of your oreo stuffed brownies w/ vanilla buttercream this weekend. can’t wait to share! and yes, i AM your biggest fan.


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    Reeni (@Reeni_Spice)posted April 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    How could I not love these! The combo of strawberry and banana is so yummy! Plus they’re healthy so I can eat more of them without worrying about my muffin top.


    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      hahaha! reeni you are too funny. i love that they’re healthy too 😉


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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious)posted April 2, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Okay wow, I JUST made this same recipe over the weekend, in bread form though. Great minds think alike.

    And I love that you made it into muffins. They’re so much more fun to eat! 🙂


  4. #
    K athposted April 2, 2012 at 4:09 am

    This really look delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing!


  5. #
    Choc Chip Uruposted April 2, 2012 at 4:29 am

    These muffins are perfection – natural sweetener and beautiful flavours 😀
    Love them!

    Choc Chip Uru


  6. #
    Deiraposted April 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    These look amazing too!
    I am falling in love with your blog.


    • Sallyreplied on April 2nd, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      thank you SO much for checking my blog out 🙂


  7. #
    lindaceeposted April 3, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Okay, I had to print these out as soon as I saw them!! My friend is going to be very happy when I make these for him!!!


    • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:47 am

      love hearing that, thank you!


  8. #
    Jamieposted April 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Just used myfitnesspal.com to calculate the recipe. These are about 90 calories each! Yay!!


  9. #
    teenylittlesuperchefposted April 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    So I made these muffins yesterday after seeing them on your blog and holy moly, they were delicious. I had just gotten a big thing of strawberries the other day at Costco and this recipe was definitely an awesome way to use some of them up. Thanks so much for the great idea! I love that they’re totally fat free but still incrediby moist 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on April 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      i’m SO gad to hear it. one bite, and i honestly could not believe they were fat free either.


  10. #
    gemgemgoesglobalposted August 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    i made these but traded the strawberry for mango and they tasted fantastic, thanks so much for the healthy recipe!!


    • Sallyreplied on August 31st, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      That sounds INCREDIBLE! I’m going to have to try that next time!! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂


  11. #
    Erikaposted September 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I loooove how healthy and yummy these look! Do you think it would make a drastic difference if I used all brown sugar or all white sugar instead of a combo?


    • Sallyreplied on September 6th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      I don’t think it would make a huge difference at all, Erika! Let me know how they turn out. 🙂


  12. #
    Lauraposted September 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Mmm these are in the oven now! Do you think I can freeze them once baked? I am a cooking novice!! 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on September 6th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Definitely! I froze a couple of them and they were fine. I hope you enjoy! Thanks Laura


  13. #
    Allisonposted January 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I featured your Strawberry Banana Muffins on my blog! They are wonderful – definitely a recipe to keep.


  14. #
    Allisonposted January 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I featured your Strawberry Banana Muffins on my blog! They are wonderful – definitely a recipe to keep. http://www.allisonskinnyjeans.com


  15. #
    Emilyposted February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    WOW these are great!! My boyfriend always hates when I cook “healthy” but these he loved!!!


    • Sallyreplied on February 13th, 2013 at 8:45 am

      That’s so great to hear Emily! I don’t even think these taste healthy!


  16. #
    Biddyposted February 17, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Oh Sally, I’m addicted to your recipes 🙂 After the peanut butter swirl brownies and the peanut. banana Chocolate oatmeal Bars (yummmmm!) today I made these…. Delicious! So so good! I love your healthy recipes, thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on February 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Biddy! So glad to hear all of that. You love my healthy recipes which is amazing to hear. They aren’t as popular as the decadent stuff. But I certainly love making them. Thanks for letting me know!


  17. #
    Emmaposted February 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Just made these and they are INCREDIBLE!! So super tasty!


    • Sallyreplied on February 28th, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Nice! So glad to hear it. Thanks for reporting back about them!


  18. #
    Jennposted February 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    MyFitnessPal, for me, said 101 calories each, but they’re still delicious either way. I made a batch tonight to pop in the freezer for breakfast next week!


  19. #
    Zoeposted March 16, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Hi Sally!
    I love your website! I made these today and let’s just say, they didn’t last long. The muffin man aka my dad basically ate them all. I better start the next batch! 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on March 17th, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Hey Zoe! (Love your name!) – I adore these muffins. And aren’t they so easy to make! So glad you loved them!


  20. #
    Amandaposted March 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Has anyone tried using white whole wheat flour instead of all purpose?


    • Sallyreplied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      yep! I do it all the time. enjoy!


  21. #
    Lindsayposted May 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    These look really good! I have a question though all purpose flour is 100 calories serving size 1/4 cups and the recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups so how are the calories so low it doesn’t make sense to me…?


    • Sallyreplied on May 9th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      All of the ingredients I used together equal 900 calories, divided by 10 = 90.


      • Lindsayreplied on May 9th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        Hahaha o geez maybe I should’ve thought a little harder now I feel like a dummy … Haha well Thank you I am going to be making these in a few minutes. I made your skinny blueberry and banana muffin recipe and we all loved them. I added raspberries to the blueberry batch as well yummy! So, I know everyone will love these thanks again!

  22. #
    Michelleposted May 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Just made these this morning, they were soooo goooood !! 🙂 I didn’t have AP flour but I used white whole wheat and it still worked yay!


    • Sallyreplied on May 20th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      So glad to hear that, Michelle! I need to make these again ASAP.


  23. #
    Lindseyposted June 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    First off, I love your blog- you have great recipes and are creative and funny! I also love these strawberry banana muffins! I even have used them as “cupcakes” – I was asked to bring a dessert to dinner at a friends, so I made these as cupcakes with a white frosting made with coconut oil. They were so good and such a hit…especially when I told everyone afterward that the “cupcake” (minus the frosting) was fat free and low calorie!

    Thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on June 4th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I love these muffins! And the fact that you disguised them as cupcakes. That’s pretty genius. Your frosting sounds like it would be incredible!


  24. #
    Marisaposted June 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

    These are delicious — thank you!


  25. #
    Snehaposted February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Sally ,wanted to know if I use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour than do I need to change the quantity of any other ingredients.also how to make applesauce at home


    • Sallyreplied on February 10th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Sneha – whole wheat flour would be just fine. They muffins are so moist that the added dryness whole wheat flour usually brings really wouldn’t matter here.


  26. #
    Claudia Roitmanposted March 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Hello Sally! I was wondering if I can substitute the applesauce for coconut oil,? I bet these are wonderful, and as I am dieting I can eat snacks up to 120 calories and these sound delish!! You are my hero! I am still awaiting for your cook book to arrive, as I live in Venezuela and I can hardly wait!! I will continue baking your recipes that are amazing. Regards!


    • Sallyreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Definitely! I would use 1/2 cup of coconut oil for the 1/2 cup + tbsp of applesauce.


      • Claudia Roitmanreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        Thanks! but as the recipe states 1/4 cup of applesauce I guess the ratio is the same, 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Happy Sunday!!

        • Sallyreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 2:44 pm

          I was looking at another very similar recipe to this. Whoops! Thanks Claudia and enjoy.

  27. #
    Nancyposted June 11, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Hi Sally!
    I adore all of your recipes! I’m a huge fan of your both chocolate chip cookie recipes and your muffins. Yummmm.

    I’m in the middle of preparing the cookie dough for the chewy chocolate chip cookies for my friends on Thursday (I prefer the smooth cookie top look, so I let the dough chill for 2 days lol), and I was like what should I do with this extra egg white? These muffins, of course! What a perfect and easy way to use up that egg white. I haven’t tried these muffins yet, but I’m excited by the prospect of only 90 calories! And I have some bananas that I was waiting for them to get extra ripe before I froze them for some smoothies. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

    Thank you so much for being an avid cook with such wonderful recipes and clear, detailed instructions! I’ve tried other bloggers’ recipes, and they’re usually a hit or miss. But yours never fail me!


    • Sallyreplied on June 11th, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thanks for the kind words Nancy! These muffins are a great way to use extra egg whites. Enjoy!


  28. #
    d.M.P.posted February 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    This one is a keeper!

    I’ve made this recipe twice already and I have to say it’s pretty amazing! Very simple and easy to do. The first try I shared them with a couple I know and their children. The following day the wife called me to find out where she could find the recipe. They are healthy and make a great quick breakfast for the kids. My second go with them I decided to add a few chocolate chips to the tops before putting them in the oven. The added sweetness was nice, I only added 3-4 for each muffin. Thank you Sally.



  29. #
    Lizposted February 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Sally!!
    I am absolutely loving ur blog. I’ve tried ur whole wheat banana pancakes and even my brother that doesn’t like healthy choices in breakfast loved them:) I have just one quick question I don’t have unsweetened applesauce, do you think I should use sweetened applesauce or banana flavored yogurt? Thanks a lot!!


    • Sallyreplied on February 18th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Sweetened applesauce is the best option.


  30. #
    OMposted March 2, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Whoa! These are absolutely incredible! Seriously, I am in love with this recipe…I will be making it many times over in the future to be sure. They are so moist and flavorful, and also sweet without being overly so. Thank you for sharing!

    ((Also, I made your flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies, which were so wonderfully full of peanut buttery flavor, oh man, so, so good! They were perfect for coming in to after shoveling snow in the cold. Haha, it just occurred to me that I also made your cake batter cookies last week — what can I say, the cold weather conditions make for good baking conditions — and they were not only beautiful but tasted just like slightly, perfectly crunchy cake bites! I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so I had to substitute them for a mr. goodbar….what a hardship ;] Thanks for making the snow bearable!))


  31. #
    Graceposted June 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Monday! For the start of this week, I’ve got an abundance of strawberries. Was looking for  a recipe, healthy, besides using up for smoothies.  Can I use organic coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar. ..( the brown sugar I have has hardened up, don’t want to waste it, but is tedious to scrape at it.)  I may make up the strawberry banana Popsicles as well.  It’s going to be a rainy couple of days here this week, finally. 


    • Sallyreplied on June 2nd, 2015 at 6:49 am

      I’ve never tried it– let me know if you do!


  32. #
    Lisaposted July 9, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Thanks Sally for the recipe. It’s a yummy recipe. I wonder why the picture of your muffin looks a lot more appetizing than my. The colour of the strawberry turned pale and the banana turned brown in my muffins. I used more brown sugar than white sugar. Could this be the reason?


    • Sallyreplied on July 9th, 2015 at 11:51 am

      That could be it, Lisa. I’m unsure. I’m glad you like them!


  33. #
    Amyposted July 15, 2015 at 9:26 am

    These were fantastic. I enjoyed every bite THAT much more knowing they were only 90 calories each. I have this bucket list of your recipes I want to bake through & this muffin did not disappoint!


  34. #
    Sarahposted August 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Love it!  First time followed your recipe exactly. Second try i replaced the sugars with 75grams agave syrup! Tast just as lovely! 


  35. #
    Hestherposted September 6, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Hi Sally! 

    If I don’t have applesauce with me at the moment, is there anything I can use in its place? 
    Thanks! 🙂 Love your blog
    (it’s impossible to not fall in love with it, really) 



    • Sallyreplied on September 7th, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I’d use the same amount of melted butter or oil instead of applesauce. Enjoy!


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    Marciaposted June 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I used whole wheat pastry flour,  less sugar, more cinnamon, and a whole egg.  Added chopped spinach (I add it to most baked goodies). Was a little apprehensive because the batter was so thick– but delish, very moist.  A keeper recipe for sure! 


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