decided to make banana and chocolate muffins with no added sugar (excluding the toping)

decided to make banana and chocolate muffins with no added sugar (excluding the toping)

Recipe? They look good!

there are loads of recipes if you look online, but I added a cup of flour, two eggs, 3 mashed ripe bananas, 100ml of oil and about 5 full tablespoons of cocoa powder :) mix it all together and bake it at 190°C for 15-20mins :)

That appears to be a really uneducated opinion:

The body also metabolizes glucose and fructose differently: of 120 calories of glucose, less than one calorie is stored as fat; whereas of 120 calories of fructose, 40 calories are stored as fat. The math is clear.

When ingesting fructose, the metabolic burden falls entirely on the liver and is converted into visceral fat far more rapidly than any other sugar. The body can’t metabolize a fructose overload and becomes a sea of toxic byproducts, including uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and causes gout. Ouch.


I don't think you understand what an ADDED sugar is. It is quite simply a sugar that you add to the recipe. In any form. Whatsoever. Just because those sugars are contained in the banana instead of extracted and refined from it, does not mean they are any less ADDED than any other kind of sweetener you might put in. Is Maple Syrup not an added sugar because it just comes from a tree? That's BS.

"Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. This does not include naturally occurring sugars such as those in milk and fruits."


I only added ripe bananas and I didnt use chocolate ;) just cocoa powder :) also, fructose is WAY better than glucose or sucrose and banana still gives you some kind of vitamins and minerals, even if its cooked :) still way better than pure sugar :)

First of all, I said that there are no ADDED sugars, I never said there is not naturally occurring sugar. I do understand that fructose is way harder to break down, but If we look at other factors, I still think its way better to use bananas which are full of fibre, vitamin C and potassium, and give you energy that is slowly released ( which is really important for diabetics) than adding table sugar, which contains nothing, but pure sucrose ( which is by the way made out of glucose and fructose) and causes dips in blood glucose levels.

If you didn't add any sugar then how are they even the slightest bit sweet? Answer: because you did add sugar. Bananas have tons of sugar, and depending upon what kind of chocolate you used, that can have a lot of sugar in it too. You just didn't add refined or processed sugars, which doesn't matter so much as sugar is sugar, whether you scoop it from a bag or if it's found in a banana.