Frugal Fun: Banana Mini Muffin Recipe

Banana Muffins pic

My daughter and I love to bake together.  She is getting pretty good at reading a recipe, for a two-year-old.  OK, so we’re not there yet, but she is excellent at smashing her thumbs into empty Styrofoam egg cartons.

Since we are home so much, this gives us a fun chance to bond – while spending next to ZIP, zero, nada.  ::double fist pump::

When I saw that I had three frozen ripe bananas in my freezer (I toss them in there when they get too ripe), that told me it was time for banana bread.  I always do bread, so this time, I went crazy. <—-hyperbole alert

Behold.  Mini muffins.

The perfect toddler-sized food.

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Credit for the original banana muffin recipe goes to AllRecipes.com.  I tweaked mine into a healthier version adding flax seed and reducing or substituting ingredients.

 

Banana Mini Muffins – Reduced Sugar

Yields 3 dozen.  Prep time:  10 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes

 

  • 1 1/2 cups wheat white flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 packet (2 drops) Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray muffin pan or use paper liners.  Combine in a large bowl bananas, sugar, Stevia, flax seed, egg and butter, softened.  
  2. In separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into banana mixture and blend thoroughly.  Use spoon to drop batter into muffin pan (fill cups 2/3 full).
  3. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes.  
  4. OPTIONAL:  Add mini dark chocolate chips, shaved almonds and oats for a punch of flavor (still healthy!).

Discussion:  What tasty / healthy options do you add to your baked goods?

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2 thoughts on “Frugal Fun: Banana Mini Muffin Recipe

  1. My first click on your link and I am greeted by a picture of mini banana muffins. I love your blog already!! Then I read it and loved it even more. Looking forward to more.

    • Thanks so much, Denise! My daughter wakes up asking for those muffins and goes to bed dreaming of them (well probably). I can’t wait to share more home-grown piggy bank tips, and to hopefully hear some from you along the way!