Monday, March 9, 2009

banapple muffin bars

Oh where, oh where could the muffin tin be? Oh where, oh where could it be? I really couldn't tell ya. :( That is why God made 8x8-inch pans....just in case you happen to lose your muffin tin and need something smaller than a 13x9-incher to bake your treats in.

So anyway, I dug out some cinnamon apple sauce from the back of my fridge, and they served as the inspiration for these Banapple Muffin Bars. And where does the "ban" part come in, you ask? From the one banana that was schmashed up because I was low on apple sauce. Adds moisture, ya know.

Another side note....added too much cinnamon and vanilla in here, but that was a good mistake. :)

Sooo yeah. Here they are in all their glory. They came out decently good, I guess. Hey, I'll take whatever has even the slightest taste and texture of cake these days, haha.



Banapple Muffin Bars
Altered from Good Housekeeping Great Baking

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
2/3 cups cinnamon applesauce
1 banana, schmashed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In medium bowl with fork, mix egg, applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla, stirring until well-combined. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Devour. Delicious with spray butter, or real butter, if you're a purist.

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