Banana Apple Spiced Muffins

IMG_8202This recipe is modified from the “Bake Better Bites” Banana Applesauce Muffins┬árecipe. This is such an easy go-to recipe when you want to use up overripe bananas. I fully admit to hoarding black spotted bananas just for this reason :)

I’ve modified this recipe to be more iron-rich through the addition of molasses, raisins and pumpkin seeds. I don’t typically have apple sauce on hand, so I experimented with processing 2 small apples with the bananas and it seemed to work quite well.

These make a perfect snack or pre/post work out fuel. Keep any extras in the freezer for later – they still taste great!

Banana Apple Spiced Muffins
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This is a super easy and family friendly recipe that can be adapted for gluten free or vegan diets.
Recipe type: Muffin
Cuisine: Snack
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 cup large flake oats
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½-1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 apple or 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or maple syrup (or "Truvia"/stevia baking sugar)
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup raisins or chocolate chips *optional
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds *optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
  3. If using whole chopped apple, process the apple slices and bananas in a small food processor or blender. Add in the remaining wet ingredients: egg, molasses, sugar or syrup and oil. Stir well.
  4. Add the wet to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the optional raisins or chocolate chips.
  5. Divide the batter among the muffin cups evenly.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tops are firm, or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes until removing onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 200 Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 206 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 4 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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