Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Apple Banana Pumpkin Muffins


Of the many muffin recipes I've tried, this is my favorite so far. It's loaded with delicious things that are great for you, and the balance of ingredients is perfect. Since baking a batch, I've really looked forward to breakfast!

Apple Banana Pumpkin Muffins
From Sparkrecipes. Makes 1 dozen. About 130 calories per muffin.

1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 ½ Tbsp flax seed meal
1 egg
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup 1% milk
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 ripe banana, mashed or pureed
2 Tbsp raisins and/or Craisins

1. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

2. Sift together dry ingredients (flours, baking powder and soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and flax seed).

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and brown sugar together until well combined. Stir in vanilla, milk, applesauce, pumpkin puree, and banana.

4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in raisins and/or Craisins.

5. Pour mixture into muffin cups and bake approximately 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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