Sunday Funday! Healthy Muffins.

When I mention eating healthier around the house, it’s assumed that I am taking all the crappy food out of the house and throwing it away. That is not the case. But I do try to replace a few items with a healthier alternative. I enjoy muffins in the morning for breakfast or as a snack. They are easy to grab and go.

Healthy Banana Muffins

I usually stop during the week to grab coffee and a muffin at some of the local coffee shops in town. I now make my coffee at work which saves me money but it forces me to drink less of it during the day. It might be the fact that I am using instant coffee. It’s not my favorite thing in the world. I’m yet again off track.

Healhty Banana Muffins 1

Instead of spending the 2-3 bucks on a muffin, I can have a whole dozen. I found the muffins to be a bit heavier when compared to a “general” muffin. I fear it’s from overtaxing when adding the flour, its always hard to tell. The muffins were easy to make, and I didn’t feel bad eating more than one. I based my recipe off one I found on iFOODreal. Which uses whole wheat flour and unsweetened applesauce. I liked the flavor of cinnamon mixed in.

You’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup common applesauce, this gave it some extra flavor
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups flour

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray muffin pan, set aside. If you wanted to use cups, i’m sure they would be fine as well.
    2. In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add the bananas and mix well. Add remaining ingredients, except flour, and whisk to combine. Add flour, mix until blended well.
    3. Fill each tin 3/4 full with batter and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let muffins cool and then dig in.

Enjoy!

xo Jo

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