"Show Mom how much you love her and let her know you want her around for a long time by serving these healthful, lower-fat muffins with blueberries and walnuts. Dress up the serving plate with bright spring flowers to make them extra special."
Mari, Once Upon a Plate.
|1 cup all-purpose flour||1/4 cup agave syrup|
|1 cup whole-wheat flour||2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract|
|1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder||4 tablespoons Smart Balance butter substitute, melted (you can use butter if you prefer)|
|1/2 teaspoon baking soda||1/2 cup egg substitute, or 1 large egg and 4 egg whites|
|1 teaspoon salt||2 very ripe bananas (about 1 cup), cut into slices|
|1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon||Zest of one large orange|
|1/2 cup light brown sugar or 1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend||1/3 to 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh, or unthawed frozen)|
|1/2 cup honey||1/4 cup walnuts, chopped|
Place rack in center of oven, preheat to 375 degrees F.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray, or use paper liners and spray inside of liners with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir well; set aside.
In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine brown sugar, agave, vanilla, Smart Balance and egg substitute; beat at medium speed until smooth. Add the bananas and orange zest and lightly beat until blended; there may be lumps because of the banana (that's okay.) Add this mixture to the flour mixture, mixing on medium-low speed until just combined. Avoid overmixing. Using a silicone or rubber spatula, fold in the blueberries and nuts.
Portion batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake until tops are golden brown and a cake tester poked into center of muffin comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes for mini-muffins, 15 to 20 minutes for regular-size muffins. Place plans on a rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack to continue cooling.
Dust tops with confectioners' sugar just before serving (optional).
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