Friday, March 15, 2013

Healthy Banana Muffins - Perfect for Toddlers!

Those of you who know me well are thinking...
Kira is posting a recipe?!
Yes I am.
There is a first time for everything.
I'm generally pretty pathetic in the kitchen, but since Pearl started eating solids, I have tried to improve for her sake.  We always have bananas in the house and none of us like to eat them once they start to go brown.  I sometimes add them to smoothies for me and Pearl, but we always end up with ripe bananas that don't get used.  I have been making these banana muffins over the last few months with our extra ripe bananas.  Pearl loves them, Jeremy takes them in his lunches for work, and I have found them to be a suitable treat to replace the unhealthy stuff I generally go for.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
Semi-sweet chocolate chips...I just dump them in until I'm satisfied with the amount. (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease your muffin pan.
2. Combine dry ingredients in one large bowl.  Mix bananas, honey, applesauce, and eggs in a second bowl.  Then stir your wet ingredients into the dry.
3. Fill your muffin cups 3/4 full.  I generally do half without chocolate chips for Pearl and then mix the chocolate in for the remaining muffins.
4. Bake for 18-22 minutes.  This should make about 18 muffins.

The muffin recipe has been adapted from this banana bread recipe.


  1. these look so good! and not just for toddlers!

  2. We are a banana house too! It's the 1st thing the Bean asks for in the morning. haha. Such monkeys! xoxo

  3. Yummm! I hope it's not your last recipe post. Love that polka dotted plate and the muffins look delicious!

  4. My kiddo LOVES banana bread, I'll have to give your muffin recipe a try! They look yummy!

  5. I can not help but think about the time we babysat together and you refused to take a pizza out of the oven... :) Love you, friend. This recipe looks yummy.

    1. Are you sure that wasn't Kara? ;)

  6. yuM! I bet this would be a good project to do with my nieces--they love mashing :)

  7. Ooh yummy! Definitely want to try those!!


  8. Absolutely stunning shots, the muffins look spot on and best ever indeed!
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