Friday, April 25, 2014

Preworkout (or whenever) Banana Applesauce Muffins

Not many of my recipes come out this fantastic.  Especially since my baking experiments rarely consist of me measuring anything...which apparently is really bad for someone who loves to bake.  I just like to experiment and add my own "flare" to recipes.  It usually doesn't work - I typically end up with dense muffins, or cake-like cookies.  But after experimenting over the past six months with a variety of muffin recipe combinations, I think I have perfected my morning muffins.  I take these on the metro with me to the gym.  And yes, I eat my muffin on the metro despite the many signs exclaiming that eating will result in fines!   But I don't believe that anyone should ever be punished for eating.  What if everyone riding public transit gets too hungry?  They will push and shove and yell at each could be really bad you guys.  I would much rather people eat on the metro than be hangry...anyway, I digress.

Check out my recipe for super healthy banana applesauce muffins.  The perfect nutritious snack to get me through my workout and keep me going until my real breakfast.

Banana Applesauce Muffins
1 medium overripe banana, mashed
1 egg
2/3 cup of almond milk (I used vanilla unsweetened)
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp of agave*
1/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of flour
1 cup of quick cooking oats
1 tsp of cinamon
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the banana and the wet ingredients (through the agave), with a fork.  Mix the dry ingredients separately.  Combine the wet mixture into the dry, but as with most muffin recipes, don't over-mix, just fold the mixtures together gently.  Pour about 2/3 of the way full into greased muffin tins.  Cook for 16-18 minutes.  Makes about 10 muffins.

*If you don't have any agave on hand, not a huge deal, I just like my muffins a little extra sweet.  You could also try maple syrup! Yum!

Does anyone else ever stray from recipes when baking?  Sometimes I miss, but a lot of times I discover a new amazing recipe.

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