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Old 12-12-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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Great Banana Muffins for Diabetics and everybody else too.

My husband is diabetic, so I adapt as many recipes as I can so he can enjoy treats too. But I myself can hardly stand the sweet fatty bakery muffins. These are so easy and sooo good. I always 3 or 4 frozen bananas to use too.
In a blender put:
4-5 overripe banana
1 cup prune puree or applesauce
2 eggs
blend until smooth
In a bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c. oat bran
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Fold the puree from the blender into the dry ingredients and mix until just mixed. Don't overmix.
Put into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 20 min or until done.

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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These sound good. I'm going to try them.
Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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Would you happen to know the calorie count on these muffins?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:03 AM   #4
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Would you happen to know the calorie count on these muffins?
I just did a rough estimate by using Calorie Counter Database - Free Online Diet Program (they have a recipe analyzer that I use frequently)

I used the below, altered a bit from the original recipe:

4 bananas
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

12 muffins: 174 calories, 6.4 grams fat, 25 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 5.4 grams protein.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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Wow, that's great that you figured that. I'm going to put that site in my favorites. And I'm glad to know that the muffins are only 174 calories. My homemade applesauce is without sugar, so I suppose I could subtract a few there. Considering how high regular muffins are, it's worth it. These muffins are more rustic and a bit more chewy that those sugary, oil laden ones, but we love them I make them and freeze them. Then when I want to have a couple, we split them and toast them in the toaster oven. We do put butter on them though.
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an addition

Sometimes I substitute 1/2 cup oat bran for equal amount of ww flour. Great if you're trying to get your cholesterol down. Also feel free to add such things as a handful of dried cherries, currants or raisins. Soak them first to keep the batter from getting too dry.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
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Thank you Redkitty :)

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These look so tasty I'm going to make them tonight!
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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Very tasty indeed! Thanks for the recipe! :)
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mmm, sounds yummy but I don't have any oatbran - I am going to sub with flour!
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