Banana Applesauce Muffins

When I have a bunch of overripe bananas I’m always faced with the dilemma….WHAT TO MAKE?IMG_2124

There are SO MANY  food creations that involve these delicious fruits!

Do I keep it simple and freeze them for smoothies or banana “ice cream”?

Banana Applesauce Muffins
 
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A simple and easy muffin recipe that combines bananas, whole grains and applesauce. I doubled the recipe here as 12 muffins goes way too quickly ;)
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or spelt flour)
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 bananas, mashed
  • 1.5-2 cups applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓-1/2 cup sweetener of choice (coconut sugar, brown sugar)
  • ½ cup oil (coconut or any vegetable oil will work well)
  • ½ cup raisins or chocolate chips *optional
  • 1 cup walnuts for topping *optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon
  3. In a separate medium bowl, mash the banana. Combine the remaining wet ingredients together with the mashed banana: maple syrup, eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla. Stir well
  4. Add the wet ingredients 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.
  7. Allow to cool in the the tin or muffin cups for about 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
For a no-mess option, I highly recommend using the firm paper muffin cups that stand alone on a baking tray - no dishes and they are compostable. Cleaning out a muffin tin is quite possibly the worst kitchen chore!!

Or perhaps venture into Foodie-land and dive into a new banana bread, muffin or cake-type item? Sometimes all you need is one good SIMPLE recipe. This is what this is…nothing too fancy, but does the job – well. IMG_4302Perfect for snacks, a healthy dessert or a breakfast side.IMG_1283 3IMG_0027

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