Applesauce Banana Muffins & Bread
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This is my favorite recipe for Applesauce Banana Muffins & Bread. We enjoy the muffins with yogurt or a glass of milk for a well-rounded breakfast. For an on-the-go breakfast option, grab a muffin and eat it with some string cheese for protein. The muffins are also fabulous as snacks at school or after school. Making mini-muffins is fun, too, if you want a smaller muffin for a quick pre-workout snack. These muffins are also so simple to make! I've made them with 3 and 4 year olds. Xitlalli, who is 9-years old, shows us how to make these easy Applesauce Banana Muffins & Bread in this video. During the holidays, I use mini-loaf pans to make delicious gifts for my friends, family, and colleagues. Wrap the bread in saran wrap, add a ribbon, and include a copy of the recipe for a healthy and tasty gift. I've also substitutedPamela's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flourfor a gluten-free version and the muffins/bread have been wonderful. There are so many options for this incredible recipe. Enjoy!
Recipe type: Muffins/Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • 4 bananas, ripe
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour*
  • *I've also substituted Pamela's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour for a gluten-free version
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Bake.
  2. Place the bananas and sugar in a large bowl and blend with an electric mixer. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. While the bananas and sugar are standing, I prep the other ingredients by measuring them out.
  4. Add the applesauce and eggs and beat well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into a muffin tin coated with nonstick vegetable spray. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. *If using a mini-muffin pan, bake for only 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 143 Fat: 0.9 Saturated fat: 0.3 Carbohydrates: 31.7 Sodium: 288 Fiber: 1.3 Protein: 2.7 Cholesterol: 26.4
Recipe by Sarah Koszyk at