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.
Ingredients:
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)
Directions:
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.
-Kira

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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