Friday, September 28, 2012

Healthy Banana Nut Muffins

It never fails. We buy a bunch of bananas and before we know it two or three are beginning to turn black. It's fine because overripe bananas are the perfect excuse to bake something yummy. In this case, on a random night this week, Lila and I whipped up some of our favorite banana nut muffins.

Lila insisted on making the muffins 
heart shaped for her mama and daddy. Aww


1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
An extra handful of flax and brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
4 egg whites, whipped until fluffy
1 yolk
2-3 mashed bananas
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tbsp of oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl combine dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy (set aside). Mash bananas in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix (but do not over mix). Fold in egg whites and yolk, then add raisins. Spoon into muffin tins (coated with cooking spray). Sprinkle nuts and the extra brown sugar and flax seed on top. Bake for about 20 minutes.

The best part of baking?
...enjoying the finished product! YUM!

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