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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins



 Look who's at Grandma's house, Elsie!
 After a fantastic 4th with all of our family, I'm back with lots of leftover ripe bananas.  My son-in-law, Will concocted a healthier muffin. It's low-fat, thanks to unsweetened applesauce, 
and lower-carb using stevia and almond flour.  Best of all these muffins are amazingly delicious.  

Yep, this one's a keeper!

You'll end up with a perfect dozen wishing you had more...


Low-fat Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins 
  • 3 bananas, over ripe, smashed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup stevia, (Stevia in the Raw)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
For the swirl:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a dark muffin pan with non-stick spray.  Mix bananas, applesauce, sugar, stevia, egg and vanilla together.  Add baking soda and salt.  Then gently stir in flours and half of the walnuts.  Be careful not to over-mix.  In a small dish combine sugar and cinnamon.  Fill each muffin cup 1/3 full.  Sprinkle with half of the sugar-cinnamon mixture and then add remaining batter, dividing between all 12 muffin cups.  Sprinkle with the remaining sugar-cinnamon and walnuts.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  Remove from muffin tins while warm.

You'll go bananas trying to eat just one.  Be sure to serve with lots of love. 
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20 comments :

  1. Adorable little Elsie to make eating those healthy muffins even sweeter!

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  2. YumYummy! Your muffins look hearty and delicious. I'd love to have one right now with some coffee! The little girl is adorable. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  3. I've never heard of almond flour. I regularly feel like a dunce when I read recipes because of the stuff of which I'm ignorant. I'll looking for it now, and I have pinned this to try ASAP. It sounds perfect for us. Jussssst perfect.

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    1. Almond flour or almond meal is a low-carb alternative to flour. I use it often and my source is Honeyville Grain.

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  4. Great looking muffins and Elsie is a cutie:@)

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  5. Oh yeah I gotta try these...I can almost smell the deliciousness.

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  6. It looks like Elsie loves them and that is good enough for me! LOL They do look wonderful, thanks for sharing them. Loved your post below too, so pretty! :)

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  7. What a cutie she is! The muffins look delicious. Hope you are having a great summer!!!

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  8. awww, that little Elsie is sooo adorable. Just beautiful.
    These muffins sound amazing. Do you buy almond flour at the groc. store or health food store?

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    1. Thanks BJ. I order almond flour from Honeyville Grain.

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  9. They look wonderful and almond flour is amazing.

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  10. These sound delicious! The almond flavour would give such a lovely taste and texture - and I love the cinnamon swirl! If you have time, I would love it if you would share this recipe with The Gallery of Favorites, which is live on my blog now.

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  11. Wow, Renee, they look so beautiful. Bravo to Will! I will be trying them for sure! Elsie is just precious, I know you love having her at your house. My girlies are coming next week and I can hardly wait!

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  12. Goodness me! This looks wonderful! And your adorable grandaughter is enjoying it!

    I have a link party happening today. I hope you could stop by and link-up this yummu recipe!

    your newest follower
    Myric

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  13. Oh yummy! Great muffins and you didn't have to cook! Sounds like a WIN to me! The inside of that muffin looks scrumptious! Thanks for linking up!

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  14. I hope you're enjoying that beautiful little granddaughter! This sounds like a wonderful recipe and my hat's off to your son for coming up with the recipe.

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  15. What a great recipe. Isn't it wonderful when men cook? Almond flour sounds so great. Hats off to Wil!

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  16. I'm always on the lookout for healthier muffin recipes. These sound just delicious!

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  17. Yum! I bet that almond flour makes these over the top. Joni

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  18. I've never used almond flour but I'm eager to try it. These look delicious!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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