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Banana berry muffins

These hearty muffins are a great way to start your day with whole grains.banana berry muffins
Number of servings: 12

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
4 tablespoons applesauce
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
2 ripe bananas
2 tablespoons water
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole-wheat flour
¼ cup quick cooking oats
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup blueberries or strawberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine applesauce, sugar, egg, banana and water. Mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients; mix just until the batter is moist.
  5. Gently add berries into the mixture.
  6. Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full of batter.
  7. Bake for 25–30 minutes until lightly brown.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Nutritional information per serving: 400 calories; 12 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 35 g protein; 40 g carbohydrates; 6 g dietary fiber; 6 g total sugars; 370 mg sodium.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, whatscooking.fns.usda.gov.