Last week we were all prepared to have a huge blizzard here in Rhody. I actually started my day off at work but the roads started to look really bad so I headed home in the late morning. About an hour after I got home it turned to rain....therefore it was my "snow" day.
Since I was already home and hanging out I decided to whip up some healthy banana muffins. My mom always would bake banana nut muffins and I would devour them in twos or threes. Since Tim and I are trying to lose weight, eat healthy, and work out at least 4-5 times a week I decided to try a healthy recipe I found on Pinterest.
I found this recipe on ifoodreal.com and the muffins turned out pretty well. I do have to tell you they are nothing like those muffins that my mom used to make but since they are a healthy version I didn't expect them to be. I did love when I got a banana bite because that was by far the sweetest part of the muffin. Tim reviewed them as good and I was pretty impressed that I made them from scratch.
So if you want to re-create this recipe this is what you need:
1 1/2 cups of bananas. (I used three bananas and the original recipe called for them to be very ripe, but I just used the ones I had bought the day before at the grocery store. I think you could honestly include a fourth banana if you wanted)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 cup Maple Syrup or Raw Honey (I used maple syrup)
1 tsp Baking Powder, aluminum free
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract, pure
1 1/3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3 tbsp Olive Oil
Cooking Spray (I didn't use cooking spray because I used cupcake liners instead)
- Preheat oven to 375 and either spray your muffin tin (12 muffins) or put cupcake liners inside.
- Beat your egg in a mixing bowl
-Add bananas to bowl and mash well
-Add all remaining ingredients except for the flour and mix everything together.
-Add the flour and stir all ingredients.
-Fill each tin (or cupcake liner) with batter and bake for 22 minutes.
- Take out muffins, allow to cool and then enjoy!
If you are looking for a healthier version of a banana muffin then this is it, just remember there is no sugar to taste...it will taste healthy! I am enjoying trying new healthy foods but I do miss my sugar! :)