Mini Apple Bran Muffins


Recipe came from: Lisa Barnes “The Petite App├ętit Cookbook: Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby or Toddler”
Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular muffins


Serving Size: 2 mini muffins (65g)

Calories 160
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g


1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c oat bran
1 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 c applesauce or Apple puree
3 medium bananas, 1 mashed (about 1/2c)      and 2 sliced
1/2 c light brown sugar
2 eggs


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 24 mini muffin cups or 12 regular muffin cups.

With a fork,  combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat or in microwave for 25 seconds on high. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, applesauce, mashed banana, sugar, and eggs. Mix together with a spatula. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture and stir until just blended. Battery will be lumpy and very moist.

Spoon battery into prepare muffin cups, filing two-thirds full. Place a banana slice in top of each muffin. Bake for 12 min,  or until golden brown and set.  If baking with the regular size muffin cups, increase baking time to 15-18 mins. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack for 5 mins before turning out muffins.