Healthy Banana Muffins #Recipe

Friday, January 06, 2012 Posted by Dina N

I had a few ripe bananas sitting on the counter and begging to become  banana muffins. I needed something heavy on the bananas and light on the sugar. The kids helped make an even healthier version of a recipe I found at GroupRecipes.com. The original version is below, and my substitutions are listed in bold.

Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten (or 2 tbsp. flax and 6 tbsp. water)
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup rolled oats)
3/4 cup white sugar (or 1/4 cup Splenda with fiber and 1/4 cup Truvia)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line 10 muffin cups (I used 9 in a nonstick pan).

In a medium bowl, mash bananas well.
Combine eggs (flax, water) and bananas.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar and baking soda.
Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Fold in walnuts if desired.
Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. (I baked for just 15 minutes).

The muffins were soft, moist, and delicious! The kids thought they were having dessert... My daughter - the sweet tooth - said they were much, much better than she expected ;-) Next time, I will try cutting the sugar to 1/4 cup, use 1 cup oats and 1 cup flour, and add some nuts for a little crunch. Serve with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. These muffins freeze well if you have any left - then you get nutritious breakfast in just 15 seconds. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    Yay for recipes!
    I love banana muffins and these look yummy

  2. Aleksandra Nearing said...

    Interesting egg substitute, I have never heard of that. Do you use ground flax or the seeds?

  3. Tammy said...

    I too have never heard of using flax as an egg substitute - I may have to try that sometime - my husband is a big flax eater, but I'm not but I know it's healthy!

  4. kalea_kane said...

    Oh this looks delightful! I can't wait until we have some overripe bananas!

  5. Robin O said...

    I really have trouble with baked goods, because they can be so high in calories. I like your option to make these with Splenda or Truvia!

  6. Rose-Marie said...

    I haven't had anything with banana in sooo long! These sound delish and I have Truvia - I love it! These muffins sound tasty and healthy!

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