Enjoy these healthy and delicious muffins this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday regardless of if you are single or taken.  While the origins of how Valentines Day came to be are shrouded in mystery or at least a little unknown, most tales involve saving people, sending a letter or standing up for others. On this holiday I think its especially nice to give a little love in the form of a baked good or a special card.

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Here is a recipe for a sweet treat to share or keep to yourself this Valentine’s Day!

( Bonus: they are healthy too)

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Strawberry Banana Whole Wheat Muffins

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Strawberry Banana Whole Wheat Muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large ripe bananas (2 cups mashed)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 large egg OR equivalent flax seed
1/2 cup plain Applesauce
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup chopped strawberries

Process:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, peel the bananas and mash with a fork. Add the brown sugar, coconut oil, egg/flaxseed replacement, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.

4. Fill muffin liners. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

P.S. my batter was pretty thick not normal muffin consistency which worried me but they turned out great! I shared mine and people loved them even though they were whole wheat.

P.P.S. Look at those cute strawberry cupcake liners for my strawberry muffins!

I hope you enjoy. XOXO

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