I’ve been trying to feed my family healthier food for the last few months, but I always have such a sweet tooth.
I had some overripe bananas and thought I would make a nutritious and delicious after school snack for my kids and they loved it.
How to make healthy whole wheat banana muffins:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. I have done it both ways, and both work great.
Step 3: In a large bowl, mash bananas. I used a fork to mash my bananas but you could use a spoon or a whisk.
Step 4: Beat together eggs and mix with bananas. You could use a hand mixer, but a whisk or spoon would also work.
Step 5: Add applesauce, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla. Mix until well combined. I used cinnamon applesauce for this recipe, because I like the taste it gives it. It adds a little hint of cinnamon to it.
Step 6: Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour and mix until combined.
Step 7: Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way full or use a large cookie scoop to place batter in cups.
Step 8: Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until set on the inside and golden brown on top.
Give these Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins a little extra flavor:
If your food is ever tasting a little bland, or you need a little more flavor, there are simple ways to spice up a recipe. For this particular recipe, we use applesauce.
I love using cinnamon applesauce to give these muffins a little more flavor.
You could also use a flavored extract such as almond, lemon, butter, etc.