Monday, February 13, 2012

Recipe: Low-Fat Banana Muffins

I think I am finally there. I am at the point where I can make a (baking) recipe on my own. This is huge guys.

I had a few bananas that were pretty much black and I really didn't want to throw them away. So, I decided to make banana bread. Then, I decided that I wanted them to be muffins so that it would be easier to grab one for breakfast during the week.

Mini & Regular Sized

-2 to 3 Ripe Bananas (the 'mooshier' the better!)
-1 cup All Purpose Flour
-~1 1/3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
-1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
-1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
-~1/2 cup Brown Sugar Splenda mix
-1 tsp Baking Soda
-1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

(Optional: I added about 1/4 cup of Nutella...but you really can't taste it makes it not vegan)

Muffin Family

-Preheat oven to 350F
-Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl
-Add applesauce, brown sugar splenda mix, and almond milk
-Add all of the flour
-Add the baking soda and the cinnamon
-Mix until dough forms
-Spray muffin pans (or bread pan!) with Cooking Spray
-Pour dough until 2/3 full

For Mini Muffins:
-Bake ~20 minutes or until golden brown and dough is fully cooked (you can test it by sticking a knife down the middle and seeing if it has dough on it when you pull it out)

For Regular Muffins:
-Bake ~25-30 minutes or until done.



  1. These look good! Were they dense with having so much wheat flour in ratio to the white flour?

    1. Hi Maria! This is my favorite muffin recipe that I have tried. The density was just right (in my opinion) and they stayed moist for days. I hope you try it! :)

  2. Your recipe looks good and I've been wanting to try substituting applesauce for awhile! Did the nutella, or absense of it, change the density?

    1. Hi Erin!
      I love substituting applesauce in recipes!
      I haven't made these without Nutella, but I would assume that without the nutella they MAY be a little bit less moist, however, you could just add a little more applesauce in its place to compensate for that.
      Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!
      Thank you for reading!