Low Fat Banana Walnut Muffins

Another muffin recipe for you. I’ve been making these for those busy mornings (every morning at our house) when we have a hard time getting out of the door. I make a batch of muffins and then freeze most of them. I wrap two of them up in plastic wrap and then put them into ziploc freezer bags. Throw them in the freezer and grab them out when we’re running late. Makes for an easy, healthy breakfast!

Start out with a couple bananas and some chopped walnuts. Don’t be like me, mash your banana up before you get to this point.

Add some plain low fat yogurt. I keep this stuff on hand, something I never used to do but I use it a lot in my baking now. Makes for a moister cake or muffin (in this case).

A couple eggs do the trick.

I used my homemade applesauce. The original recipe called for an obscene amount of butter but I couldn’t use that amount of butter so I switched it for applesauce. I mean I wanted to use that much butter I really did, I knew they would have tasted fantastic with it but my thighs were screaming at me to avoid it. I listened to my thighs and moved on from that thought.

Flour. Whole wheat flour. Some recipes claim to be whole wheat but when you look closely at them they’re really misleading you. Most of the time they’re half whole wheat and half white. This is really false advertising, wonder if I could have a law suit against all fake whole wheat recipes.

A woman sued Nutella for false advertising and won! 2.5 million dollars! She claims it wasn’t for the money but really you needed to win 2.5 million for what? Emotional damage?

Some cinnamon.

Some nutmeg.

This could either be baking powder or baking soda who knows really, but you’ll need both. My daughter couldn’t help stirring while I tried to take some pictures.

Here’s some brown sugar.

Did you used to eat brown sugar as a kid? I still do that now.

At our house growing up we never, I mean NEVER, had brown sugar. My mom always made it. That’s right you can make it. It’s just sugar and molasses mixed together. I used to go over to my friends house who’s mom bought brown sugar and would sit in their pantry and eat it straight.

At some point in here you’ll add some milk but I missed taking a picture of that stage. I’m going to claim pregnancy and kids for my lack of memory. I’ll play that card for as long as possible.

Here they are, enjoy now or later!

Banana Walnut Muffins

3 cups whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt (Optional, I always leave it out but you’re welcome to put it in)

10 tablespoons applesauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups plain fat free yogurt

1/4 cup milk

2 bananas

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt together. Set aside.

In another bowl mix applesauce, eggs, vanilla, yogurt, bananas and walnuts together.

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

Spray muffin tin so the muffins won’t stick and then add the batter to the muffin tins. Filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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