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Open your pantry and look deep inside. Go ahead, open it. Now reach in and stretch out your arm. Come on now, all the way to the back. Do you feel that neglected box of cornmeal? You know, the one that’s been there since last Thanksgiving? It’s time for it to emerge from the recesses of your kitchen and fulfill it’s potential. As long as the expiration date on the box is ok, you can rejoice and make a batch of these moist little jewels.

These muffins are simple to make. Really simple. And the best part is that you’ve probably already got all of the ingredients on hand so you can feel good that you don’t have to go spend more money to make your family this scrumptious treat.

Did you have any idea something so delicious was hiding in your kitchen?

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Banana Corn Muffins

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Whisk the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients to combine.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, trying not to over-mix.
  • Fill batter into greased or lined mini-muffin cups, about 2/3 of the way up, bake for 15 minutes for mini muffins and 20 minutes for regular sized muffins and serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 220mg | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 31g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I made these as mini muffins today and love them. Just the right balance of sweet and savoury when you want a little treat! I used a flax egg and maple syrup (instead of honey)… turned out great! I’ll definitely be making them again.

  2. Made these today and the kids loved them..even my picky one. I used coconut nectar instead of honey cause my little one cant have it yet. I didnt have applesauce so I used apple butter and added a little cinnamon. Delish!

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  4. I only have applesauce with cinnamon. Has anyone else tried it with that? I’m thinking it should be ok…

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  9. I made these with whole wheat flour and agave and they were delicious. I would definitely make these again.

  10. Yep! 🙂 All ovens are different, though, so maybe try checking yours earlier. They are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or when the tops spring back when lightly pressed!

  11. I made these following the recipe and temp for mini muffins and they burnt and had to be thrown away. Are you sure the temp and times are correct??

  12. Hilarious……the way back of the cupboard is exactly where my cornmeal is, i rarely use it. 🙂

  13. I just happened to have exactly two overripe bananas so I made this tonight! My son has a dairy allergy so we made with almond milk and they came out beautifully. It made 24 mini muffins and 6 regular. Serving for breakfast tomorrow!

  14. Can you sub agave syrup for the honey? These look so good… My daughter has a thing for muffins these days!

  15. I would think any kind of liquid sugar would work. Many recipes I have say molasses or honey, I like to make them both ways. Very different flavours but both good. Agave would probably work too.

  16. So, I am fresh out of honey….any suggestions on what I can replace it with?? I have some bananas that need mashing asap! 🙂

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  18. I think you could just make the Jiffy muffin mix as directed and add one mashed banana! The muffin mix already has flour, sugar, lard, and baking soda in it.

  19. I have Jiffy corn muffin mix and am wondering if I can use it in this recipe. I think it contains small amounts of baking soda… Do I need to make any modifications to the recipe?

  20. Too bad my little one can’t have corn. It makes him have diarrhea, severe eczema, and crazy hives. 🙁

  21. I have a bunch of super ripe bananas needing to be used today. This recipe couldn’t have come at a more prefect time! Also going to make some banana chocolate chip muffins.

  22. Hey,

    I am intolerant to gluten, dairy and soy. I plan on trying these using my go to gluten-free flour mix.

    1/2 cup rice flour (I use brown because it has more fiber, but this flour can be a bit gritty so you may want to pulse it in a food processor for a bit)

    1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch (it’s the same thing)

    1/4 cup potato starch

    and then 1/2 tsp xantham gum per cup of flour mixture.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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