When I have a bunch of overripe bananas I’m always faced with the dilemma….WHAT TO MAKE?
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
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 😉
Recipe type: Snack
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon
- 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
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the optional raisins or chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter among the muffin cups evenly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until tops are firm, or until a tester comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the the tin or muffin cups for about 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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. Perfect for snacks, a healthy dessert or a breakfast side.