Happy New Year everyone! Since I recently made a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthy and run a lot, I made a healthy muffin recipe. My Mom and I created Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins. These muffins were SO easy to make. I went on a run while the muffins were baking. The smell when I entered my house was amazing! How can something so yummy and easy be healthy?! I honestly have no idea!
I used fresh fruit in this recipe. I think that fresh ingredients always make a recipe taste better. Just look at how delicious those muffins look with the blueberry juice oozing out everywhere! My mouth waters just looking at them.
Do you happen to know what is better than one muffin? Well, since you probably don’t know, I’ll tell you. 12 muffins is better than one muffin! I had extra batter, so I made a few mini muffins too. Bite-sized muffins are AWESOME!
A lot of people are making healthy resolutions in 2013, so this is the perfect recipe for you. You don’t always need to eat salad and egg whites. And for those hardcore people on cleanses, eat these muffins AFTER your cleanse. I know many people want to eat one of these instead of drinking Green Juice, but you can’t cheat on a cleanse. These muffins are perfect for healthy eaters. YUM YUM. 🙂
Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins
- ¾ cup low fat buttermilk (I used nonfat milk + 2 teaspoons lemon juice)
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 medium)
- 1¼ cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1¼ cups blueberries (I used fresh)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray. You'll have some extra batter though, so you can spray a second pan (3 or 4 cups) with nonstick spray, or make a few mini muffins instead.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sugar, applesauce, eggs and bananas. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and carefully stir with a rubber spatula until all is just about combined. Carefully stir in 1 cup blueberries.
- Use an ice cream scoop or ⅓ cup measuring cup to portion the batter into the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the remaining blueberries.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for a bit, and then eat!
Friday 20th of January 2023
I made these today and they are phenomenal. Really. We are making a shift to only real food ( zero or no preservatives and additives, whole foods as much as possible) These muffins taste so clean tasting and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!! I cooked an apple on the microwave because I didn't have applesauce and the sub worked perfectly fine.
Thursday 17th of July 2014
I didn't have applesauce so I replaced it with extra banana, not realizing there was no oil. The muffins stuck so bad to the paper liners. Whoops! They still taste yummy--next time hopefully I will have applesauce on hand!
Saturday 5th of April 2014
My five year old and I loved these out of the oven and I don't even like blueberries that much! :) She ate two! I put a link up to this page on my Instagram. :)
Sunday 9th of March 2014
My family couldn't get enough of these muffins. I also added 2T ground flax seed. Nobody would guess they are healthy:)
Sunday 26th of January 2014
Excellent recipe, these were delicious! :)