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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's Cookin' Wednesday - Banana Muffins!

Remember when I used to post recipes on Wednesdays? Thought it was about time I post another one! But first, a card...


I thought this Wee Henry Cuppie digi image from Hambo Stamps was perfect, because the recipe I'm about to post is one that Carter and I whipped up together yesterday afternoon! It's so much fun cooking with my kids, they get so excited about the simplest things. Like "I get to dump the flour into the bowl?? WOOHOO!!". Wouldn't it be nice to still find such joy in the little things?

Speaking of joyful things - today the new Hambo Stamps design team, aka the Bacon Bits, are being introduced on Monica's blog. AND, they have their debut on the Hambo Hoedown, sharing some *adorable* new digi images. Make sure & check it out! My card today's fits this week's Hoedown challenge too - I used a button!

And now on to the recipe - this is one I doctored to make a bit more healthy. Next time I make them I'm going to try subbing the refined sugar with honey - do you ever bake with honey? Do you have any other suggestions to up the health-factor in these muffins? The kids love them as-is, and they are the pickiest eaters on the planet so I have to be a little careful. But maybe I'll add some sort of veggie puree next time too. Maybe sweet potato! :-)



BANANA MUFFINS
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1 c wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 c unsweetened applesauce

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pan.


In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl combine banana, sugar, egg, vanilla, applesauce and cinnamon. Mix well. Slowly add dry mixture to banana mixture. Mix well.


Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.


Makes 12 muffins.


I plugged this recipe into My Fitness Pal, and it says each muffin has 84 calories, 1g fat, 19g carbs and 2g protein.


Happy stamping, AND baking! :-)

13 comments:

  1. YUMMY! And by that, I mean the muffins AND the card! The sentiment is just perfect. LOVE it! :)

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  2. You make the cutest cards!! This is adorable! Muffins look yummy too~!

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  3. Thanks Libby for posting the recipe and I really enjoyed the post too. Glad you kids love the simplest things...so fun :)
    If you find that honey works let me know. Hugs,Kathy
    Love the card too...adorable

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  4. A super cute card, a picture of mouth-watering muffins and a recipe to boot! This is now my favorite blog! Love it!
    Looking forward to sizzlin' with you all summer!

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  5. So cute :) I love that image and your coloring! Thanks for sharing the recipe, my little boy loves to cook and this would be a fun one for him (I'll have to distract him while I add some sweet potato puree!)

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  6. First up cute card!!! Love that rosette! So happy you created! And I think that those muffins are super healthy. That's hardly sugar! You could add another banana and less sugar. But why not try honey just to see!

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  7. Darling card and the muffins look yummy!

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  8. So happy to on the Hambo team with you Libby!

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  9. yummy goodies Libby and such a cute card!

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  10. Adorable card, Libby! Love your design and colours! Brill colouring too.

    I use honey plus some brown sugar in the recipe for gf carrot cake here http://www.flickr.com/photos/38067075@N02/5473598572/. So if using honey only doesn't work, you might try some honey and some sugar. You could also try substituting a bit of whole wheat flour for the white flour if you're trying to up the health factor. But they sound and look delicious to me as they are!

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  11. Libby this is adorable! I just love this little guy! Great coloring.

    Jenn

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