Monday, August 11, 2008

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

These are the best banana muffins ever (no really, EVER)! I adapted it from a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa which you can find here. The husband doesn't do crunchy so I had to nix the nuts and banana chips (moment of silence, sniff, sniff). In my attempt to feel less guilty eating these, I used only whole wheat flour and cut the sugar and butter and added more banana. Since these were for little hands, I made 18 small muffins filling the cups only half full, but it would probably make a dozen regular ones.

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp pure vanilla
2 bananas, mashed
1 banana, chopped
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sweetened shredded

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In seperate bowl, mix butter and sugar together until sugar is disolved, then blend in with other dry ingredients. Next, blend the applesauce, egg, milk, vanilla and mashed banana together and mix into the flour mixture until well blended. Fold in the chopped banana, oats, and coconuts. Fill muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 mins (until toothpick comes out clean). Cool and eat.

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