Tuesday 4 October 2016

Apple Walnut Banana Breakfast Muffins

Baking success!  For the first time in months, I've created a keeper!  

These Apple Walnut Banana Breakfast Muffins are all kinds of amazing.

The day after we returned home from Ireland, we went apple picking.

And I got my baking mojo back.  Over the weekend I made apple pie and apple crisp, and last night I made these muffins.  Apples, bananas, flax, oats, walnuts, molasses, buttermilk....and no added fat.

These muffins are incredibly moist and flavourful, and I'll be whipping up another batch tomorrow because they didn't last long!

I'm still working on getting all of our Ireland photos uploaded.  Will be sharing the highlights soon!

Apple Walnut Banana Breakfast Muffins

Makes 18 muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 large or 2 small apples, chopped

1 cup buttermilk*
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large or 2 small bananas, mashed
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.  Grease a muffin pan, or use paper liners.  In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.  In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients, then stir in the apples.  Do not overmix.

Fill muffin cups and bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted into centre of muffin comes out almost clean.  Cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes, then move to cooling rack.

*If you don't keep buttermilk on hand, make your own buttermilk with one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar for each cup of milk. Put the tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in your measuring cup, then add the milk to measure one cup of buttermilk. Allow to sit for a few minutes before combining with the other ingredients.

Loosely adapted from this recipe from the Pioneer Woman.

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  1. Yummy! Thank you for joining the Creative K Kids’ linky party. I can’t wait to see what you create next week!

  2. These look delicious! And family friendly too, which is always a good thing :). Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmmmm, these look and sound so delicious, healthy and hearty!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  4. Yum these look amazing! I think these would go down well with my lot!! :) #pocolo

  5. Ohh! Yum! They look very tasty! I think my girls would love them x

  6. Hi Jenn,
    These apple muffins sound delicious. Apples always make any baked goods so moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  7. These sound so perfect for a fall breakfast! yum! :)

  8. Whoo these look and sounds so tasty, love muffins :) Thanks for sharing at then weekend blog hop..

  9. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  10. OH Yum!! I can see why they didn't last long!! They look amazingly yummy!! :-) Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Hope to see you again this week!! Have a great week!! Pinned!

  11. These look healthy and easy to make!Thanks for sharing with us #HomeMattersParty.

  12. Oh boy they sound tasty! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday today and it has been pinned to our Full Plate Thursday Features Board! Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  14. These sound amazing and I happen to have everything but the molasses. Gonna give these a try for sure! Pinned! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

  15. I just made these, Jenn - YUM!!! I left out the walnuts because my hubby doesn't like them (I would have preferred them to be in!), and I did use applesauce instead of apples because I am lazy :) I'll be making them again!


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