Healthy Easter Muffins
At my family Easter potlucks we always have a lot of tasty and wonderful desserts. Because my cooking skills have improved since I started at ONIE, I decided that I would like to add to the dessert menu at our family potluck this year. I knew I wanted to bring something that was sweet yet good for my family as well. Here at the ONIE Project we created a healthy Easter treat that you can share with your family and friends that includes bananas, apples, and strawberries. They are both yummy and nutritious! Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Yield: 12 muffins
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 3/4 cup finely chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup of 1% low fat milk
- 4 whole eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp of mashed banana
Cream Cheese Icing (Optional):
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- .5 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp water
- 4 oz. fat free cream cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl mix ingredients. Stir ingredients in bowl until completely combined.
- Pour mixture into muffin pan. Fill each muffin cup a little over half way full.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and water in a small bowl until smooth.
- After muffins are cool top with icing. Add extra strawberries to top to decorate!
Note: If you prefer your muffins to be more moist and gooey reduce baking time. I hope you and your families enjoy this recipe and have a wonderful Easter! Jade and the ONIE Team
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