The Hidden Healthy: Banana, Sweet Potato Muffins!

January 30, 2017

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients. No matter how good they taste, some picky eaters still won’t eat them on their own. So, this week, I’ve mixed them with bananas and peanut butter to make a muffin - and what kid says no to muffins?

Your ingredients are simple

Smash the sweet potato and banana together

Add the peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and mix well

The directions are even more so

Stir in any additions you may want and spoon into greased muffin tins- I used mini muffins for greater child appeal

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of cooked mashed sweet potatoes (approximately 1 medium, or 2 small sweet potatoes)

  • ½ cup mashed bananas (approximately 1 banana)

  • 1 heaping tbs of peanut butter

  • 2 eggs

  • Cinnamon to taste

  • Vanilla extract to taste

  • Optional add-ins: honey, flax seeds, chia seeds, chocolate chips

 

Directions

Step 1: Smash the sweet potato and banana together

Step 2: Add the peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and mix well

Step 3: Stir in any additions you may want and spoon into greased muffin tins- I used mini muffins for greater child appeal

Step 4: Bake at 200°C for 30 minutes, or until a fork or a knife comes out clean.

 

After the muffins came out, I felt like they needed more sweetness. This is probably because the peanut butter creates a little bit of bitterness upon cooking. Next time, I would add a ¼ cup of honey to balance out the flavors. Alternately, use a riper banana to create that desired sweetness.

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