Healthy Banana Apple Sauce Muffins (Cupcakes) - Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sugar

You can call these Banana Apple Sauce Cupcakes if you want since the purpose of this recipe is for a baby's first birthday.  Although my 3 year old also loved them and couldn't get enough. I like them as well and they are great little treats.  

I made a very small batch of just 6 cupcakes. If you want to make more I suggest you double the recipe.  

1 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Organic Oats ( Certified Gluten Free - optional)
1/2 cup Apple Sauce
2  Ripe Bananas smashed
1 Organic Egg
1 TBS of Agave Maple Blend (optional)
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda

Mix Almond Flour, Oats, and Baking soda together.  Then add mashed bananas, egg, and agave (optional).  Beat until smooth. Pour in to baking cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for approx 30-35 minutes.  When toothpick comes out clean they are finished. Let cool and store in an air tight container.  These will be very moist from the almond flour and taste like a banana cake. If you don't mind your kid having sugar feel free to add a drop of homemade frosting on top with some chocolate sprinkles (only for the older kids, not your baby).  This is still a hundred times healthier than the store bought cupcakes filled with refined and processed crap with hydrogenated oils and food coloring. Your little one will love it and hopefully you will as well. 


Annika said...

Thanks Lauren! Will definitely try these one day!
All me' best,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this!!

Jen said...

Yum, thanks for posting!!

Denise said...

Lauren - I have been following your blog and working with kettlebells shortly after having my daughter in January 2009. I am excited about knowing that I can still use them if I get pregnant again.

I made these muffins this morning. They were so delicious! My 13 month old loved them (I made them in mini muffin tins). My husband (who isn't very fond of healthy breads) loved them. And I did as well! We didn't even need the agave. I did add about 3/4 tsp cinnamon and loved it.

Just wanted to thank you for the recipe. I love feeding my family healthy foods. If you have any more, please post them. I will make them!

Mel :) said...

Made these muffins and they're delish! My 3 year old loved them and it didn't feel like a guilty treat. Would love to see some more healthy recipes. From Australia and recently discovered kbell's and love your blog
Mel :)

The Dress Shrinkll said...

Love this recipe! Thank you so much for introducing me to Almond flour. I have now used this banana muffin recipe and created a carrot ginger muffin recipe from it. It is not quite as sweet as the banana muffin but I love ginger so it works great for me. :)

Anonymous said...

Help! I'm not a great cook - at what point do you add the apple sauce??! Thanks!