STRAWBERRY APPLESAUCE MUFFINS

Published on: 05/12/2021
muffin with a fresh strawberry cooked in the middle of it on a small light green plate sprinkled with cinnamon
muffin with a fresh strawberry cooked in the middle of it on a small light green plate sprinkled with cinnamon

These were created for my cookbook back in 2008 😊. I have since given them an upgrade with some greek yogurt, to be sure we are getting enough calcium when consuming, not too mention all of our strawberry love. Second muffin recipe in the past two posts…I like nutritious muffins 😋
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12

Equipment

  • ​blender muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 overripe banana mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 egg slightly beaten with a fork
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place all but two strawberries in the blender. Purée strawberries for about 30–40 seconds. They could be somewhat chunky.
  • Slice the two extra strawberries into thin pieces each, making 12 slices in total.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, mashed banana, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce and egg.
  • Add to the large mixing bowl, along with puréed strawberries. Mix until well blended.
  • Fill prepared muffin cups three-quarters full. Top each one with one slice of strawberry, pushing down a touch.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden browned and toothpick test is clean. Makes 12 muffins.

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