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Simple yet Amazing Banana Muffins

What you need: 

4 large bananas
1/3 cup milk (whatever kind)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts (optional)

What you do: 

Blend bananas. Add milk and vanilla.
Mix margarine and sugar and add to previous.
Combine wet ingredients with flour and baking soda.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts (optional).
Fill about half full 10-15 muffins or 24 mini muffins.
Bake at 350F (180C) for about 10-12 minutes, or for 45-60 minutes if making a loaf.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
10-15
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

These muffins are amazing!!  ;)b I make them a couple of times a month.  I normally add both walnuts and chocolate chips.  My non-veg friends love them, so do my two young sons. 8-)

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Just made these, sub applesauce instead of the oil, used 2/4 c brown sugar because the bananas were ripe, added chocolate chips. My son said they were good. Pls excuse the picture of me-my sons friend didn't know what he was doing. It is a cute picture though ;) by the way, had extra batter left, made a small loaf. Can anyone tell me why baked things come out more chewy when you use applesause insted of oil? Just thought I would ask.

I forgot to mention, you can also sub soy yogurt instead of oil altogether and have a low fat, low calorie muffin.  It turns out really moist, so you might want to cut down on the liquids when you do this.

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Just made these, sub applesauce instead of the oil, used 2/4 c brown sugar because the bananas were ripe, added chocolate chips. My son said they were good. Pls excuse the picture of me-my sons friend didn't know what he was doing. It is a cute picture though ;) by the way, had extra batter left, made a small loaf. Can anyone tell me why baked things come out more chewy when you use applesause insted of oil? Just thought I would ask.

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the amount of fat that is in the oil.  It creates a different type of bind with the mixture and therefore a different consistency.  If you want less chewy/cakey but want to reduce the fat, try making it half oil and half applesauce the next time.  Also, you don't have to substitute it 1 for 1.  For instance, if the recipe uses a cup of oil, you can use half a cup of oil plus a quarter cup of applesauce.  But anytime you use applesauce in a cake, brownie, or muffin, you'll get a fluffier and chewier outcome.

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These were really good! I used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and the rest splenda, with vanilla soy milk, and vegan butter....soooo yummy!  ;)b

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Yeppers-- good stuff!

I just poured/scooped the batter into a casserole dish and baked until done!

One reason I really like these is that they're sweet, but not overly so.

I do think a little nutmeg or cinnamon would make these even better!

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I halved the recipe and used applesauce for margarine, whole for regular flour and a little less sugar. I also added some frozen cherries. They came out really well, thanks!

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I just made these last night and they were kick ass good!
I added a bit more flour and some bittersweet chocolate chips and used EB butter
and baked them for longer then suggested, about 18-20 minutes on 350...

try them!  8)

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Just made these, sub applesauce instead of the oil, used 2/4 c brown sugar because the bananas were ripe, added chocolate chips. My son said they were good. Pls excuse the picture of me-my sons friend didn't know what he was doing. It is a cute picture though ;) by the way, had extra batter left, made a small loaf. Can anyone tell me why baked things come out more chewy when you use applesause insted of oil? Just thought I would ask.

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I just made these muffins. they turned out great. i decreased the sugar to half cup and used brown instead. i used whole wheat flour and  i also added ginger and ground flax seed. i will make these again for sure! they are so light and fluffy! :)

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very quick to put together, and very tasty, too.

i made the following changes that were probably unnecessary but based on personal taste and ingredient availability:

1/2c white sugar + 1/4c light brown sugar
1tsp almond extract instead of vanilla extract
1/3c corn oil instead of 1/2c margarine
a few healthy shakes of cinnamon
~1/3c optional chopped walnuts included

my picture isn't great, but my cat refused to not be in the picture, so i had to include it =)

oh yes, my oven runs cold, so i did these at 400 for 17 mins. and they were perfectly browned and moist at the same time.

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