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Banana Muffins

These banana muffins pick up on the nice fall flavors with the added applesauce and spices.  It's a slight variation of the Apple Pumpkin Muffins (the basic recipe is a perfect way to play around with seasonal flavors, or to take advantage of whatever you have in the kitchen).

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)

1/2 cup of rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup of raw turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)

2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of salt

2 ripe bananas, mashed

1 cup of applesauce

2 flax eggs (2 tbsp of ground flax seeds + 6 tbsp of water, set aside for 6 mins)

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices together until well combined.

2) Add mashed bananas, applesauce, flax eggs and maple syrup, stir until almost combined. Spoon into lined/ greased muffin cups about 3/4 of the way. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar over top if desired. Bake 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Apple Pumpkin Muffins

I'm loving the apple and pumpkin combo here. I left the apple chunks a little big so it gave a nice crunch but you can chop them into tiny pieces so that they cook through into a really soft consistency.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)

1/2 cups of rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup of raw turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of salt

1 cup of pumpkin puree

1 cup of apples, chopped 

2 flax eggs (1 tbsp of ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp of water, set aside for 6 mins)

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices together until well combined.

2) Add pumpkin puree, flax eggs and maple syrup, then stir until almost combined. Add apples, stir until just combined. Spoon into lined/ greased muffin cups about 3/4 of the way. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar over top if desired. Bake 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.