My friend Jenny made these for Liam to have in the morning for breakfast. She joked that she made mini ones to be baby size, but Liam just eats 4 or 5 of them. There still extra cute in mini form, I chose to make mini just to reduce my portion size.
About a week ago I broke down and bought Organic Unbleached Flour instead of my usual Whole Wheat Flour. As much as I LOVE WW Flour, it’s not the best for baking, and I really like to bake. When Jenny gave this recipe to me it wasnt Vegan. The recipe called for 2 eggs, which I substituted for 2 overly ripe bananas, works perfect! Also I switched the regular butter to Earth Balance Vegan Butter. Lastly it calls for chunky Applesauce, but I only had smooth, so I diced up a small apple and threw that in with it.
They turned out amazing! So moist and yummy! Perfect for breakfast and a mid day snack, they don’t need butter or anything. I will be making these often. Jenny freezes them and throws them in the microwave for breakfast, seems like a pretty good idea.
VEGAN APPLE BANANA MINI MUFFINS:
6 Tablespoons Vegan Butter Melted
1.5 Cups Organic Unbleached Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Very Ripe Bananas
2/3 C Brown Sugar
1 Cup Organic Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Small Apple
Preheat oven to 375
Spray mini (or big) muffin pan with PAM
Melt Butter in large bowl
Add Bananas, Applesauce, Diced Apples and mix well
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients.
Combine Dry ingredients with Apple mixture, stir well.
Fill muffin tray 3/4 full
Bake for 20 minutes.
These would also be good with some walnuts in them too!
In other fun news I will be ordering a Cherry Pitter and a Food Dehydrator tomorrow! I also got the latest issue of Clean Eating Magazine and it is FULL of amazing summer recipes I need to try, including Roasted Cherries that will be so much easier to make with my cherry pitter.
My food diet has been going amazingly well, I am down 4.5lbs since Monday morning! Crazy! I did however cheat tonight, a good friend of Mr. Gaunt’s is moving tomorrow to Arizona and wanted to take us out to dinner. I picked going to Merels one of our favorite restaurants, because I knew they had some good vegetarian options. I ended up getting a Veggie burger with a fruit cup side, plus a basket of yam chips and guac for the table. I limited myself to only a few chips and just half my burger, plus FOUR giant glasses of water to make me too full to keep eating. Still feeling a little guilty I made sure I went straight to the pool when we got home. Usually I swim 20 laps and then do another 1/2 hour of water aerobics. Tonight I stepped it up and did FORTY LAPS! Wowza! It felt amazing. I have now done 5 consecutive days of lap swimming, go me!
Do you ever put anything special in your water? I’ve been trying to drink more water during the day and I just can’t do it. I’ve tried the crystal light stuff but that’s full of artificial junk, and I’ve tried sliced up lemon or lime… Just wondering how you drink so much water. 🙂 Good job on swimming 40 laps too! I’ve been going to park with Chris lately and walking/running around the park while he longboards.
OMG!!! I just made these mini muffins and they are *absolutely* delicious. (I burnt my mouth trying the first one, I just couldn’t wait for them to cool, LOL!) My only regret is that they didn’t make more than just a few dozen. I will definitely be making these again. How delicious yet OH so healthy! Thnx for a great and simple recipe. I mixed everything by hand, I didn’t have to use a hand mixer or my Kitchenaid stand mixer.
I tried these today and they were awesome! But because I had not made a trip to the grocery store yet, I had to modify the recipe: one less banana, one more apple (shredded), 1 shredded carrot, raisins, agave instead of brown sugar and added 1/2 cup oatmeal and then crossed my fingers! Thanks for the recipe!
I want to learn how to make pastries! 🙂