Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Banana Muffins

Having a batch of muffins (healthy ones) around the house can be a lifesaver!  Instead of grabbing for empty calories when you're hungry and on the go, you can satisfy your hunger with these moist, sweet, hearty muffins, and give your body a boost of high quality energy that will last!

Preheat your oven to 350

3-4 extremely ripe bananas
1/2 c. agave nectar, sucanat, or coconut granules
1 "egg" (1 eggs worth of egg replacer)
1/3 c. applesauce (or coconut oil if you don't want them low fat)

Mash all these ingredients together until they are well incorporated.

1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt (I typically just skip the salt, but do what you want!)
1 T. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. flour (Bobs Red Mill 10 grain or King Arthurs White Whole Wheat)

Mix until the dry ingredients are evenly distributed, but don't'll kill the rising powers of the baking soda and powder!

Load into greased muffin tins...your batter will be pretty thick, don't worry, it's supposed to be!  This recipe should make 12 muffins.

Bake for 20 mins, or until a toothpick to the center of one comes out clean. Leave in the muffin tins for 10 mins before removing them and switching them to a cooling rack.

Note:  Sometimes I add chocolate chips to these :)  When I do, I usually cut the sweetener in half, so just 1/4 c. of sweetener, and then do 1/2 c. of chocolate chips (I use the "Enjoy Life" brand)...if you want to keep them as healthy as possible, but you still want a little chocolate fix, omitting some of the sweetener is a great way to get the best of both worlds!

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