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Once you have baked a batch of these wonderful muffins, you will have a quick and delicious breakfast or snack available anytime during this busy time of year.

SPICED BANANA MUFFINS

spiced banana muffins

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup mashed bananas

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

Heat oven to 350F. Line a 6-muffin tin with paper liners.

Mix flour, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a large bowl, set aside. Put sugar and butter into the bowl of an electric mixer, beat until well combined. Add bananas, applesauce, orange zest, vanilla and egg to the sugar butter mixture and beat again until combined. Add flour mixture to banana mixture in three parts, stirring well after each addition.

Spoon batter into prepared tin, bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins come out clean, about 25 minutes.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Oprah Magazine, July 2009

www.oprah.com/app/food.html

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