Apple Banana Cinnamon Muffins (aka ABC Muffins)

My daughter kept telling me she was sick right after lunch today and I didn’t believe her. My kids often tell me they’re sick just so they can have medicine. Of course, I don’t want to give them medicine unless I really think it’s justified. She kept telling me this over and over and I thought, ‘maybe she’s telling me the truth?’ So, I took her temperature and was shocked that it was 101! Poor girl. ๐Ÿ™ I gave her some medicine, which immediately made both of my boys fake cough and ask to have medicine, too. Thankfully, they didn’t have fevers…so they got turned down (for now…). My daughter asked if I would make her muffins since she didn’t feel well, so that’s just what I did! I haven’t baked anything in a while now and our freezer needed replenished anyway, so it worked out well. (That she wanted me to make muffins, not that she is sick…just to clarify!) ๐Ÿ™‚ย These turned out awesome!! I’m always looking for an excuse to create my own recipes and these Apple Banana Cinnamon Muffins (a.k.a ABC Muffins) worked out perfectly on the first attempt! I always love when that happens!

ABC Muffins

My daughter just ate THREE of these! She didn’t eat much for lunch, so I know she was hungry. And the best part about them (besides the taste)? There is absolutely no added sugar…no processed sugar, no honey, not even maple syrup! The sweetness comes only from the added fruit. My boys each devoured their muffins, too. I thought they were really good and had two, myself. I’ve been trying to be really mindful of how much I eat these days (see my I’ve Been Slacking… post), but these muffins make for a wholesome, real food snack and one that I’m happy to eat and feed my kids.

Apple Banana Cinnamon Muffins (aka ABC Muffins)
 
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Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ cups organic 1-ingredient apple juice
  • ¼ cup applesauce (I use homemade)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 ripe bananas, smashed or diced into small pieces (I sliced and then quartered)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the apple juice and applesauce and warm up just slightly.
  4. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and melted coconut oil; whisk together.
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry and stir well to combine.
  6. Gently fold in banana.
  7. Spray two muffin tins generously with an olive oil sprayer.
  8. Divide batter among muffin tins.
  9. Bake for about 11-13 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  11. Freeze what you won't eat right away to save for another day!

ABC Muffins Bite

Note: This recipe was inspired by 100 Days of Real Food‘s whole wheat muffin recipe. I doubled it, tweaked some ingredients, and eliminated others. I love how great they turned out!

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.

9 thoughts on “Apple Banana Cinnamon Muffins (aka ABC Muffins)

  1. finally got around to making these today, LeAnn. they are yummy! they would be a great lunch box treat for the kids. or after school snack. I made the recipe as written this time and I really like the banana chunks, but I may try mashing the banana next time just to see the difference.

  2. Looks like we have two Valerie’s here ๐Ÿ™‚ I also just made these tonight and they look and smell amazing! Waiting to try one for breakfast tomorrow. I did mash the banana and I added a TBSP of maple syrup (probably didn’t need it). I made 1/2 the recipe but will do the full 24 muffins next time for freezing!

    1. Yes, there are two of you! I always have to think about which one I’m replying to. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Would love to know what you thought about these. Mashing the banana and adding a tiny bit of maple syrup sounds wonderful. I hope you like them!! And you know how much I love cooking and baking in large batches so I have extra to freeze!! Such a time saver. ๐Ÿ™‚

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