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Banana Muffin Bliss

These Banana Muffins are moist, healthy and delicious! They also only take a few minutes to prepare before popping in the oven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 18 muffins
Author: Belgian Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 cup bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce chunky
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 oz walnuts crushed (optional)
  • 2 oz dark chocolate chips (optional) - See notes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  • Lightly beat the egg in a mixing bowl. Add the vegetable oil and mix a bit more.
  • Add the brown sugar, bananas, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Mix lightly together until all ingredients are blended together.
  • In another mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, oat bran, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix together.
  • Fold gently the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Be careful not to overmix. Add the crushed walnuts if you are adding them.
  • Either put a paper liner in each muffin cup or lightly oil each muffin cup.
  • Fill 2/3 of each muffin cup with the muffin batter. Put the muffin tin in the oven. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown on top. Remove the muffin tin and let cool about 10 minutes before removing the muffins from the baking tin.

Notes

You may substitute white all-purpose flour for the whole wheat flour.  You may also substitute oat flakes or wheat bran for the oat bran.  Feel free to mix other grains and flours, while maintaining the same total volume.
This recipe suggests two optional ingredients:  walnuts and chocolate chips.  You may make the muffins without these additional ingredients, with only one of these ingredients, or with both of them.  Walnuts and chocolate chips both mix so well with bananas!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana Muffin Bliss
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.