Both of my kids have always been picky eaters! Anyone else in the same boat? For years, I searched for ways to get them to get the nutrition they need, and one of the ways I was successful was to add things they didn’t like into muffins. One recipe I used had peanut butter, bananas, and carrots in it. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is for Peanut Butter Banana Muffins and, they have peanut butter, bananas, and applesauce. The good thing about this recipe is that it uses applesauce to replace the oil that would usually be in a recipe like this. Are you looking for a way to disguise the good stuff? Try this recipe!
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
So, I gathered my ingredients together. I’ll post the recipe below, but please note that I replaced the egg with Egg Beaters, and I replaced the mashed banana with baby food bananas. It’s a good and easy replacement in a pinch, and it allowed me to avoid bringing more fruit flies in.
The instructions say to mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and then the wet ingredients in another bowl. Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
It says to bake these muffins for 18-20 minutes. I actually had to bake mine for longer, so make sure you watch them closely. The muffins were tasty and didn’t seem to taste of applesauce or bananas.
Musselman’s sent me a pack of applesauce in hopes that I would share their new big cups with you. We’ve used the regular sized cups for years, and now that the kids are much older, it’s nice to have a larger serving size that is more in line with the kids size and appetites. They also wanted me to share about how well applesauce can substitute for oil in baking. Honestly, I was very impressed with how these turned out without oil. I’ll have to try applesauce in my baking more often!
- 1 1/2 cups Baking Mix
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2/3 cup Bananas (2 medium - I used 2/3 cup baby food bananas)
- 1 cup Musselman's Original Apple Sauce
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 12-hole muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, combine baking mix, sugar, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas, apple sauce, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir gently just to combine. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove the muffins from pan and let cool on wire rack.
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