What to do with your over ripened bananas??? How about some delicious and healthy mini baked banana bites to go?
Baked Banana Bites
- 1 3/4 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. apple sauce
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 t. vanilla bean paste
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 2 T. coconut pieces finely chopped (optional)
- 1/2 c. coconut milk
- *chopped nuts (optional)
- spicy sugar (1/4 c. granulated sugar mixed with 1 t. allspice)
- 1/4 c. melted butter
Preheat oven to 350, spray your mini muffin tin & set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour & other dry ingredients. In a measuring cup add the 1/4 c. applesauce and when adding oil, have it reach the 1/3 c. mark. combine this and a large bowl with the sugar, egg and vanilla Mix well and gradually add in the mashed banana then gently stirring in the milk. Toss in the coconut pieces and nuts if preferred.
Add the dry ingredients into this wet mixture, mixing just until well combined but careful to not over mix or stir. Drop by spoonful into each mini tin cup and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes then remove and gently roll in melted butter and then toss around in the spicy sugar mix.
Serve warm or cold. Either way, they’re delicious little bites that are great with a tall glass of ice cold milk or to go for those very busy mornings.
You can also freeze, thaw and reheat or enjoy at room temp. Easy peasy~