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Buttermilk Banana Muffins

Categories: Kid-friendly, Make ahead
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Here's a good way to add some fruit to your morning diet -- put applesauce and mashed bananas into buttermilk muffins!

Serves: Serves: 12


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup cinnamon-flavored applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar mixture

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  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Lightly spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  3. Combine bananas, sugars, egg substitute and applesauce in large mixing bowl; blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Gradually add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder; mix just until blended.
  5. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract and blend well.
  6. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven; cool 10 to 15 minutes; sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing. Muffins can be thawed and microwaved 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Bananas are a great source of fiber, which may lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by one-third and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels by 30 percent.

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Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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