Banana Bran Muffins

I made these delicious banana bran muffins today. My intention was that they would be muffins just for Sophie to have for breakfast. I didn’t expect to love them so much myself! I’m telling you, if you like banana muffins you will love these. They are good for you too!

Recipe below:

Makes 24 mini-muffins or 12 regular muffins

1 cup organic wheat flour
1/2 cup organic oat bran
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup applesauce
2-3 medium organic bananas, 1 mashed (about 1/2 cup) and 1/2 sliced
1/2 cup organic light brown sugar
2 organic eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place muffin cups into 24 mini-muffin cups or 12 regular muffin cups.

With a fork, combine flour, bran, salt, and soda in a small mixing bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave for 25 seconds on high. In a large bowl, combine butter, applesauce, mashed banana, sugar, and eggs. Mix together with a rubber spatula. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture and stir until just blended. Batter will be lumpy and very moist.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Place banana slice on top of each muffin. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Cool muffins in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before turning out.

*this recipe was found at http://www.grist.org/

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