Healthy Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

I received this recipe from a friend and the original recipe is from the 3rd Breast Friends Cookbook.  I have the second edition and have found many good recipes in that book.  It sounds like the others in the series are just as full of good recipes.  I made some modifications to the recipe to make them healthier (such as cutting back on the sugar by using brown sugar and honey and reducing the amount overall), using whole wheat flour, and cutting down on the amount of chocolate chips.  I will give you my recipe as I made it.  I was very happy when they turned out well and the kids were eating these like they were candy!  I also only made a half recipe (which is what I am posting below) as I was making mini muffins and a half recipe makes 48 mini muffins.

Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

Printable recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup bran
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves (or 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.

2. In a large bowl, mash bananas.  Then add applesauce, eggs, honey, brown sugar, and milk.  Beat together until well combined.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

3. Scoop batter into mini muffin pan, filling each about 3/4 full.  Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the tops pop back up when pressed lightly.  Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then let cool completely on a wire rack.  Makes 48 mini muffins.  If you want to make regular sized muffins, bake for 20 minutes.  This recipe should make 1 1/2 – 2 dozens depending on the size of your muffin pans.

Banana bran applesauce muffins ready to bake

Banana bran applesauce muffins ready to bake

Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins cooling - as you can see quite a few disappeared before they finished cooling

Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins cooling – as you can see quite a few disappeared before they finished cooling completely

Healthy Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Banana Bran Applesauce Muffins

 

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