These clean eating banana muffins are perfect for school lunches or even work lunches!
It’s back to school season, and the binders and #2 pencils are everywhere.
Going back to school is becoming somewhat of a national holiday in this country. Similar to Christmas in that the kids get new stuff and us parents are left wondering what happened to our paychecks. Back to school ain’t cheap!
And then there’s the lunch dilemma….
Who knew packing a little lunch could be so stressful??!! But inevitably, it gets to the point where you just don’t know what to pack anymore. The kids are bored with the “same ol’, same ol'” and frankly, so are we. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes, all it takes is a new perspective or a tiny spark of inspiration to get us going again. Sometimes, all it takes is one recipe to get the excitement back into a lunch box.
And while these aren’t something I’d pack for Mini Chef on a daily basis, they sure do kick lunch box boredom to the curb on occasion.
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CLEAN EATING BANANA MUFFINS RECIPE:
These delicious banana muffins can be made with nuts or without. But note that the smaller you chop the nuts, the better the distribution through all the muffins will be. You can also just use them for garnish if you prefer, but the 1 cup measure is for adding them to the actual batter.
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 large egg whites (or 1 whole egg)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp. oil (I used safflower)
- 1/4 cup milk (any type except coconut milk)
- 1/4 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
- 2 medium ripe bananas (smooshed with a fork)
- 1 cup walnuts (chopped, optional - plus a few for garnish if you wish)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Note: I used a 12 muffin tin. If you don't have muffin paper, spray the tin with olive oil so the muffins don't stick.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Make sure all ingredients get really well blended together.
Pour the batter into the muffin tin or muffin papers. Fill only half way.
Sprinkle nuts of your choice over the top and place in oven (Optional).
Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data includes walnuts.