Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mini Banana Apple Bran Muffins

 the petit appetit COOKBOOK 
Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler 
by Lisa Barnes

Makes 24 Mini Muffins Or 12 Regular Muffins

1 c organic whole wheat flour
1/2 c organic oat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 c organic applesauce or Apple Puree (page 59)
3 medium organic bananas, 1 mashed (about 1/2 c) and 2 sliced
1/2 c packed organic light brown sugar
2 cage-free, organic eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degree.  Grease 24 mini muffin cups or 12 regular muffin cups.

With a fork, combine flour, bran, baking soda, and salt 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 melted 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 in prepared muffin cups, filling two-thirds 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 muffins.

Pick a test.  Because these muffins are so moist with the mashed bananas and applesauce, the wooden-pick test is difficult.  the center may not come out clean if you hit a chunk of banana.  If you're not sure if they're done, you can always pop one out an take a taste.

*Changes I made.
I used regular flour and unorganic everything.  I didn't have any oat bran in the house, I substituted oat meal.  I tossed in the sliced bananas at the same time the mashed bananas were added to the bowl, no banana decoration on top because I didn't read that part until typing this... oops!  I also added 1/4 cup pecan meal, yum!  I used the regular 12 muffin cup pan and baked them for 18 minutes, perfect.  The muffins are delicious and a hit with the kids.  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

Effie said...

Brunch must be great at your house!