Last week, I shared a recipe for banana pumpkin snack cake with you, and I think I told you how much we all love bananas. Well, this week, I had a some more bananas to use up, but even though we had pumpkin puree on hand, I didn’t feel like using it this time around. So, after consulting with the younglings, we made some yummy banana applesauce muffins instead!
We made these muffins from scratch — no cake mix this time. They’re basically banana muffins with applesauce used in place of oil or butter, so they’re pretty healthy. Oh, we also added some mini chocolate chips because everything tastes better with chocolate!
- 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup all-natural applesauce (I used a single serving cup that I normally pack in the kids’ lunches, and it was 1/3 cup.)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash bananas with a fork, and set aside.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add brown sugar and cinnamon.
Add the bananas, applesauce and egg, and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a lightly greased muffin pan. The individual cups should be about two-thirds full.
Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and tops spring back when touched.
The cinnamon and sugar give the muffins a nice golden color. In fact, they were turning brown after only 10 minutes, so I tested them early, but they weren’t done. It took about 18 minutes, and they were perfect! They’re slightly sweet, but not too sweet — perfect for breakfast, especially with a little dab of butter.
Mornings are always hectic here, so I love it when I can give the kids a quick and healthy breakfast. Now, I am most definitely not a morning person, so I usually make muffins the day before and set them aside. Hopefully, these banana applesauce muffins will still be there in the morning!
As you can see, my little helpers decided to have some fun when I was taking the pictures.
Thanks so very much for visiting. Have a wonderful day!