Applesauce Banana Muffins

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Knitting Granny

This is a re-make of a recipe I've had forever...A great way to use up that one lingering banana in the fruit bowl, and the substitution of whole wheat flour for part of the regular flour as well as the splenda for part of the sugar makes these a bit healthier than lots of muffins out there. And they're delicious! Makes 2 dozen regular size muffins or 1 dozen regular and 1 dozen minis.

Top Review by sbsmusik

I made some changes because it seemed like it would be too sweet as noted. I omitted the artificial sweeter and reduced the brown sugar to a lightly-packed 3/4 cup. I also added 1 tablespoon of oil just to make it a little more moist and tossed in 1/3 cup chopped raisins.

It was awesome! I've also tried it with chopped dates instead of raisins, which is equally good. Knitting Granny, thank you for providing such a great starting point for me to experiment with!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl.
  3. Add and mix in the applesauce, eggs, milk, brown sugar and sugar substitute.
  4. Measure and add all the remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Mix just until all dry ingredients are incorporated, scraping sides and bottom of bowl as needed.
  6. Fill prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake regular muffins about 22 minutes, mini muffins for about 18 minutes.

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