Monday, November 28, 2011

Mini Banana Muffins

Baking makes me happy. Something about mixing the ingredients, the fragrant smells that come out of your kitchen, not to mention the delicious treats you end up with in the end. I am a big fan of baking. And yet... lately, I've been barely doing it. Partly it's because I'm too lazy to drag out my Kitchen Aide (I know... lazzzzyyyyy) and partly because I just haven't found any recipes I've felt I needed to make. However with 3 black bananas on the counter I decided it was time to whip something up. These were perfect. The recipe was super easy and came together in a couple minutes- plus I didn't need my stand mixer- score! This yields a lot, I got over 30 mini muffins, so I froze over half of them for easy snacking once the baby gets here. I think the absolute best part is you probably have all the ingredients on hand!

Source: Very slightly adapted from  So Tasty, So Yummy

2-3 over ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce (cinnamon, natural, whatever you prefer)
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour

1- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a mini muffin tin with liners or spray with nonstick spray.
2- In a mixing bowl combine the mashed banana, sugar, applesauce, and egg. Stir well.
3- Mix in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Spoon into the muffin tins, bake about 15 minutes.


  1. I made banana muffins this weekend too! :) So good!

  2. These muffins are amazing! I will be making these frequently. My whole family loves them!

  3. I am so glad you enjoyed them! They are a favorite of the toddler set around my house.

  4. Love that these have applesauce :) This would be a perfect snack to serve little kiddos while singing Raffi's "Apples & Bananas" to teach them vowel sounds!

  5. Just made these and added a quarter cup of hemp hearts and a scant half cup dark coco chips :)