Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wee Bites - Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

I've decided to start posting about some of the food that I make for Max. Toddler food can be so much fun! It's all miniaturized and cute. I try to make his food fairly healthy. I sneak in fruits and veggies whenever possible. Like most kids, Max has a sweet tooth, so I play on that in order to get him to eat more healthy stuff.

I made these muffins for the first time this week. I've made other banana muffins for Max and he always enjoys them. These have peanut butter added in to give them a protein boost. I had some over ripe bananas that needed to be used up and with Max not eating well this week (he's cutting another molar!) I thought I could kill two birds with one stone.

I initially made these following the recipe I found to the letter. Vince ended up eating that batch. They were really really good. Then I played around with the recipe to cut the sugar and butter and I think they came out pretty awesome!

These muffins were featured in this week's Muffin Tin Monday post. They have been a huge hit with Max.

Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins
Adapted from All Recipes


1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Very Ripe Large Bananas
2 Cups All Purpose Flour (can sub Whole Wheat)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Optional: 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Lightly grease mini muffin tins with cooking spray, or use paper muffin liners.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the applesauce, eggs, and sugar.
  4. Add the peanut butter, bananas, flour, and baking soda.
  5. Mix well, making sure the bananas are completely mashed and incorporated.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips (and nuts if using).
  7. Pour the batter into the muffin cups until they are about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.
  9. Cool the muffins on a wire rack.

Yields: 48 mini muffins

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