Jun 19, 2008

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Another successful muffin experiment. I needed to use the last two bananas before they got up and walked away. This recipe yields 12 muffins which contain no white flour and no white sugar. Much better for you than a standard muffin, especially if you are eating it in the morning. I'd much rather grab something homemade than from a store or even a local bakery.

These are moist and flavorful and have plenty of sweetness from the bananas and the honey. The peanut butter makes them pretty filling too. And vegans can simply use non-dairy milk and an alternative sweetener such as agave nectar or maple syrup or brown rice syrup, etc.

First preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together the following dry ingredients:

* 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
* 1/3 cup all natural peanut butter, creamy or chunky (I grind mine at the store so no salt is added. If you are using manufactured natural peanut butter, there is a good chance it has salt. You might want to leave out the salt called for in the recipe, mix everything, taste, then add salt.)
* 1 heaping tsp fiber supplement
* 1 tbsp protein powder
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 5 whole cloves ground in a mortar
* 1/4 tsp ground allspice
* heavy 1/2 tsp salt

Mix the following wet ingredients together:

* 1 cup very ripe mashed banana
* 1/3 cup honey*
* 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce (homemade is best)
* 3/4 cup skim milk
* 1 tsp vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. There is no egg product in this so you can taste your batter as you go and adjust ingredients. Spray a 12-count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray then fill each section until the batter is gone.

Everyone's oven is different and in our oven the back is hotter than the front. I always turn whatever I'm cooking about half way through. I baked these muffins for about 16 minutes. They are done when a knife comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes and then remove from the muffin tin and let cool on a wire rack a few minutes before eating. Enjoy!
* Sticky ingredients like honey, brown rice syrup, and molasses can be tricky to extract from the measuring cup. Spray the measuring cup with non-stick spray before filling it with honey and that honey will slide right out.


Asha said...

What a great combo vb, bet kids would flip for these!:))

Pasta looks delicious too!

vb said...

Thanks, Asha!

Kevin said...

These muffins sound great!

vb said...

Thanks, Kevin! They were really tasty. I had to take a break form making them because we were eating too many!


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