Love Overflowing

“Healthier” Banana Muffins

on November 11, 2010

I have apples galore and what does Emily want to make?

Banana bread!

I had a really good recipe for a low-fat muffin but I couldn’t find it so I searched the internet for something a little healthier than your normal muffins. I am across one on allrecipes.com and tweaked it a bit. I think they turned out pretty well. Zachary ate almost a whole one with his lunch this afternoon so they can’t be too bad.

Healthier Banana Muffins- my adaptations are in parenthesis

1/2 cup white flour (Original recipe called for 1 cup white flour)
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (I used 2 bananas)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg (I used 2 egg whites)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp nutmeg (my addition)
1/8 tsp cinnamon (my addition)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin cups or use liners.

Mix all dry ingredients, except sugar.

In a separate bowl, beat banana, sugar, egg white and vanilla. Stir in applesauce.

Combine dry ingredients and banana mixture until combined.

Scoop into prepared muffin cups.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

We also added some craisins to the tops of half of them for added goodness.
Each muffin, without craisins, is approximately 75 calories. Not too shabby if you ask me!

Enjoy!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: