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Baking carbquik

Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain


Carbquik Banana Bread Muffins

What do you do when you are on a low-carb lifestyle and all around you friends are baking, and you’ve had one of those days? All you want is a little something sweet and chocolate.

And you know, I mean, you just know, that it would be alright if you had that. I almost caved.

I looked at my old recipe for banana bread.

You know. The one with all that flour, “but it’s got chocolate chips” that voice in my head whined.



Then I gave myself sort of a mental slap.

Oh, come on.. You have this baking mix. Carbquik. YOU can figure something out to bake with this.
And I did. AND I worried. Would the mix come out like dry biscuits? Would it even be edible – these Carbquik Banana Bread Muffins?

And they smelled nice, but not like banana bread baking- they smelled like….. biscuits?
I began to dread the moment they were done and I would taste them. UGH, I ruined them, and wasted my precious Carbquik  (which is pricey and I had to order from Amazon – but we’re doing low carb living ya’ll)

They were cooling,, and the minions spidey-senses were working.  They sauntered into the kitchen, oh, are they done, can I have one? They got to them before I did.

I was nervously waiting for a comment. YUM! These are good. I didn’t believe it. I had been working and finally got a chance to step away.

My turn. One bite and I was shocked. They were delicious.

The texture was amazing, but I couldn’t place why it seemed familiar. Then it hit me, they were like scones…delicate muffin scones.

They were moist, and chocolatey and lightly banana flavored, and chocolatey and tender, oh and chocolatey.

All was well.

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But the second I was assured, I was thinking of ideas on how to expand on the recipe. Chocolate banana chocolate chip, blueberry, apple, cinnamon..

Here is what Carbquik looks like- if you are not familiar with it. Carbquik

Recipe -

2 mashed  medium bananas

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. oil

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup milk

2 cups carbquik

1 cup chocolate chips

mini chocolate chips for top of muffins

Mash banana in bowl with fork, mix in sugar, eggs, oil, salt, and vanilla. Add in  carbquik and milk. Stir until just combined, add in chocolate chips and fold until combined. Use a scoop to add to well greased muffin tins, sprinkle tops with mini chips

Oven at 375 for about 20 minutes until golden. Makes about 18 muffins.

You could make this more diabetic friendly by substituting the sugar with Splenda, the milk with water, the oil with coconut oil. Sugar free chocolate chips, or remove them and add in your favorite chopped nut.

I am not a dietician and am learning about low-carb eating. These are my opinions and thoughts only.

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13 Responses to Carbquik Banana Bread Muffins

  1. Kristine says:

    You can buy carbquik on netrition.com for far less than on Amazon. Normally Amazon is cheaper on everything, but not this.. Where can I get recipes for waffles and other baked goods to make with this stuff.

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Kristine, thanks for the great info! I am creating recipes to use with Carbquik, I have several ideas here on the blog, and I have also linked them on Carbquik’s facebook page. I have Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Carbquik savory waffles with chili topping. Come back a couple times a month as I build our recipe index with more Carbquik recipes!

    • Dr. Paul says:

      Not to Hawaii. 6# ships there for $30 to $80 extra. Amazon costs a bit more, but ships for free.

    • Betsy Vvogel says:

      Right on the box are recipes for waffles and pancakes. I have found may need a little more liquid than it calls for. I am diabetic and I have created many different recipes with low carbs and splenda.

      My most recent is low carb cheesecake. I have made a lime and strawberry one so far.

  2. Gina says:

    I couldn’t wait to try this recipe. Went and bought 2 bananas. Someone ate one over night. I am not much on experimenting, however I had cooked sweet potatoes the night before. Mashed one banana and one small sweet potato, added 1tsp cinnamon and cut the choc chips in half and added pecans. Just a little twist. The sweet potato was an awesome addition and one muffin was very satisfying. I used half and half because that is what I had. I did use stevia. Just made the recipe above and it is so yummy too! both a little different. Love the light banana flavor of these muffins and so satisfying without causing a sugar craving!

    best recipe I have tried yet with the carbquick!

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Gina, thanks for the review and I love your addition of the sweet potato. We like pecans but have a nut sensitivity, so I can’t use them much.
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Terrie says:

      And you said you didn’t care for experimenting.. Lol sounds like you should experiment more often! ..have you used carbquik to make yeast breads? I’m holding out for a recommendation on this I’d hate to waste that much carbquik..

      • cmiy says:

        Hi Terrie, yep, I’m a big baby! I worry about not creating a something good and wasting food. It doesn’t always work out, but those muffins were so good!
        thanks! I have no made carbquick yeast breads yet, what a great idea! I’ll have to put my thinking cap on!

  3. Patty says:

    I took your hints for the diabetic friendly version of your recipe – in my case just for lower carb. This was the first time that I have used Carbquik (from Netrition.com.) I used water for the milk, erythritol to replace the sugar, and I chose to put in chopped pecans instead of chocolate chips. I baked them as mini muffins. My kitchen smells wonderful! And….the best part is they taste fantastic! I don’t like to experiment on my own (usually so disappointed with the results) so I am so excited to have this recipe and just wanted to tell you, THANK YOU!

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Patty! thank you so much for letting me know! that makes me so happy! I love your choice of add ins and I’m so thrilled that they turned out so well for you! yay!!

  4. Sara Cochran says:

    Have just discovered the Carbquik product and being a diabetic I am more than pleased to have enjoyed a biscuit with my coffee this morning. It was very tasty and fluffy to have been low carb and am looking forward to enjoying more good food I’ve deprived myself from due too many carbs. Thanks for the great web site and all of the info it provides. I’ll be passing this info along as I know others that will benefit too. I will look forward to new hints and info soon. Have a great MEMORIAL DAY & may God Bless you and your family. SLC Alabama

  5. Jillian says:

    Love this recipe! I substitute with coconut sugar and still tastes awesome!

  6. Pamela Welsh says:

    For years i used Bisquick i am doing a keto lifestyle (low carb and sugar free). I have a large cookbook for Bisquick and would love to know where i can get a carbquick cookbook. I especially like the impossible pie variations. Can you help me find a print cookbook.

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