Banana Nut [sometimes Chocolate Chip] Bread/Muffins!

9 Nov

Tonight Geoff went into the kitchen and said “I’m craving banana nut muffins!” Music to a girl’s ears! I immediately went to the kitchen and starting pulling ingredients for our pantry! This is my go-to banana bread/muffin recipe! Only the starred items are needed to achieve this but I love to add the extra good stuff. As you can see, there’s no sugar, oil or unnecessary negatives. You can be sinfully healthy and impress everyone around you with your mad baking skillz! haha! 🙂 & since they’re good for you, you can have more than one….or two! I’m on 2.5 right now, haha!

 


Ingredients

  • *1/3 cup applesauce
  • *1/2 cup honey
  • *1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *2 eggs
  • *1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 bananas)
  • *1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • *1/2 teaspoon salt
  • *1 teaspoon baking soda
  • *1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup granola (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a bowl, mix applesauce and honey together.
  3. Add eggs, and mix well. I haven’t tried this without eggs but I’ve heard you can add extra banana or applesauce, who knows though!
  4. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Enjoy mashing with your [clean] hands!
  5. Stir in flour, cinnamon, flax seed and salt.
  6. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter.
  7. Blend in chopped nuts.
  8. OPTIONAL: I use half of my batter regular, as described, and then add half a cup of mini chocolate chips to the other half! Sprinkle granola on regular banana nut bread/muffin!
  9. Spread batter into a greased  loaf pan for 55 minutes OR you can make muffins (about 12) for 35 minutes!
  10. ENJOY! 🙂
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