Valentine’s Day Banana Muffins

Of course we all love chocolate and flowers and cards for Valentine’s Day.  But how about making something special for breakfast to show your love?  This is an easy recipe for BANANA MUFFINS that you and the kids can make in a few minutes.

Mash 3 ripe bananas on a plate using the back of a fork.  Set aside. (see photo A)

Photo A

Photo A

In a large bowl, beat 1/4 c. oil, 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce, 1 c. sugar until fluffy.

Add 3 beaten eggs and the mashed bananas. Stir until combined.

Add 2 c. flour ( I like to mix different flours together. For the muffins pictured I used 1/2 c. oat flour, 1/2 c. whole wheat, and 1 c. white) and 1 tsp. baking soda.  While mixing,  add 1T water.

Bake in greased or lined muffin pans filled 2/3’s full.  OR you can make 2 loaves from this recipe if you like.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes for muffins and 40-45 for loaves.  Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the dough. If it comes out dry, it’s done. (See photo B)   banana muffins

These yummy muffins freeze well.  Variations: You can try adding 1/2 c. chopped nuts or chocolate morsels to the batter before cooking.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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