Muffin Me: Banana-Trail Mix Muffins

This recipe also can be made in a 9x5-inch loaf pan (bake 50 minutes) or four 5 1/2x2 3/4-inch pans (bake 30 minutes).

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups trail mix*

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 14 muffin cups with paper liners. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl.

2. Combine bananas, butter and eggs in medium bowl. Beat into dry ingredients at medium speed until combined. Stir in trail mix until well-blended. Spoon into muffin cups.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

TIP *If your trail mix has no chocolate in it, use 1 cup trail mix and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

14 muffins

PER MUFFIN: 230 calories, 10 g total fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 g protein, 32.5 g carbohydrate, 40 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 2 g fiber

If you like bananas in your baked goods, try Cardamom Banana Bread with Brown Butter Icing.

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