A healthier version of a favorite breakfast treat! Bananas and strawberries lend a natural sweetness to these delicious and moist muffins.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 large muffin cups, or line with paper liners.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, oil, brown sugar, vanilla and bananas. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; Stir into the banana mixture until moistened. Stir in the strawberries until evenly distributed. Spoon batter into muffin cups until completely filled.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when pressed lightly. Cool before removing from the muffin tins.

Nutrition Facts

211.6 calories; 4.2 g protein; 38.1 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 122.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
Taking some advice from reviewers and working with what I had on hand I added 1/2 c oats (since I only had 2 bananas), reduced the cinnamon to 1/2 tbs, added 1/4 tsp nutmeg, replaced the applesauce with plain yogurt, and replaced the veg oil with applesauce. I also made sure to mash the strawberries. These were SO INCREDIBLY AMAZING. The texture was perfect, lighter than I expected and they were amazingly moist. The kept their moisture extremely well and if they hadn't been such a hit with the finace and rommates I'm sure they would've stayed that way regardless of where I kept them for at least a week. Throwing texture aside the taste of these was enough to make me a fan for life. (Although for those avoiding sugar I could see reducing the sugar just a tad-they'd still be fantastical) Delicious, filling, healthy, and quick to make!...what more could you ask for? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2005
I had fun making these. Used mixed berry applesauce and a little less sugar. I used frozen whole strawberries and chopped them in the food processor. I should have chopped them a little more though because some of the pieces were too big and were mushy and gooey in the muffins. Pretty good muffins but not ones I'll be rushing to make again. Read More
(19)
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  • 4 star values: 148
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  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
Taking some advice from reviewers and working with what I had on hand I added 1/2 c oats (since I only had 2 bananas), reduced the cinnamon to 1/2 tbs, added 1/4 tsp nutmeg, replaced the applesauce with plain yogurt, and replaced the veg oil with applesauce. I also made sure to mash the strawberries. These were SO INCREDIBLY AMAZING. The texture was perfect, lighter than I expected and they were amazingly moist. The kept their moisture extremely well and if they hadn't been such a hit with the finace and rommates I'm sure they would've stayed that way regardless of where I kept them for at least a week. Throwing texture aside the taste of these was enough to make me a fan for life. (Although for those avoiding sugar I could see reducing the sugar just a tad-they'd still be fantastical) Delicious, filling, healthy, and quick to make!...what more could you ask for? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
I use this recipe so often to make banana bread. I omit the strawberries and replace the oil with an additional 1/4 c of applesauce. I also add a tsp of allspice and 1/2 tsp of salt. I bake each loaf for 50 minutes. Even the traditional high fat banana bread lovers in my family say this bread is delicious. My dad told me last night that I make some darn good banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
Wow how delightfully different and healthy! These make a great breakfast. I used canola oil (healthier fats) and substituted half a cup of the flour with 1/2 cup of wheat germ to up the fiber content. Very moist and full of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2005
I thought this recipe was fantastic! Thanks Mimi! I usually have a hard time w/making baked goods but these were easy and they came out great!! The only thing I did different was add blueberries instead of strawberries and I used 2 large bananas instead of 3. I did read the other reviews and I dont understand why there was any negative ones--but a tip for future bakers would be to make sure they FOLD the bananas around the dry ingredients. Dont stir the batter but if you do definitely dont stir too much--that makes the muffins hard sometimes. Good luck and I hope everyone else enjoyes these muffins as much as I did!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
Fabulous! The best whole grain muffin I've tried. The first time I made them I used fresh strawberries but they pretty much disintegrated in the baking process--still tasted great. The second time I used blueberries instead of the strawberries and they held up much better and were just as delicious! They freeze well. I take one out before bed and it's ready the next morning for breakfast on the go! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2004
I cut the vegetable oil down to 2 tablespoons, and used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and large bananas. My muffins were very moist and delicious, not too sweet. I also used fresh strawberries, and they worked well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
I was looking for a healthy muffin recipe and ran across this one. I decided to do a little experimenting to make it even healthier by leaving out the sugar adding another banana wheat germ and replacing half of the wheat flour with oat flour. I'm happy to say that I was very pleased with the results. I can only imagine how good they would be with the sugar. Thanks Mimi! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2011
These was really good in flavor but sadly i could not give it 5 stars because the frozen strawberries basicly disapeared while cooking:( I followed everything to the letter and it did not rise at all the parts without berries in it was very dense and was really hopin for a light fluffy muffin. not to mention the holes from where the berries was not happy but will try it again with fresh berries an hope for the best beacause i loved the flavor!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2004
Loved this recipe. I used olive oil instead of vegetable and also made regular size muffins. They were fabulous and the kiddos loved them. Next time I think I will use fresh strawberries though because the frozen were very tart. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2005
I had fun making these. Used mixed berry applesauce and a little less sugar. I used frozen whole strawberries and chopped them in the food processor. I should have chopped them a little more though because some of the pieces were too big and were mushy and gooey in the muffins. Pretty good muffins but not ones I'll be rushing to make again. Read More
(19)