Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

Prep Time Prep: 10m Cook Time Cook: 35m Total Time Total: 45m

Yield: 12 servings

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  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cupcake tin with liners.Mash bananas in a bowl, set aside.In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.In a large bowl cream butter and 1/4 cup maple sugar with an electric mixer.Add egg whites, mashed bananas, maple syrup, apple sauce and vanilla; beat at medium speed until mixed well, scraping down sides of the bowl.Add flour mixture, then blend at a low speed until just combined.Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Spread the pecans evenly over the muffins.Bake the muffins on the center rack for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cupcake tin with liners.Mash bananas in a bowl, set aside.In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.In a large bowl cream butter and 1/4 cup maple sugar with an electric mixer.Add egg whites, mashed bananas, maple syrup, apple sauce and vanilla; beat at medium speed until mixed well, scraping down sides of the bowl.Add flour mixture, then blend at a low speed until just combined.Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Spread the pecans evenly over the muffins.Bake the muffins on the center rack for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.