Fourth of July breakfast

Seriously Reduced fat banana muffins with tea.


I used the Post Punk Kitchen's recipe (for banana bread) with some changes, replacing all the oil with apple sauce and halving the sugar. I also replaced half of the all purpose flour with fine-ground durum flour (the chapati flour available in Indian stores.) The muffins turned out very moist, sweet, and all around Delicious.

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour + 1 cup durum flour (or use 2 cups all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp chai masala ( a combo of cloves and cardamom)

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup applesauce (This is in lieu of fat, you can replace some or all with butter/margarine)
2 tbsp molasses
1/4 cup sugar
3 well mashed medium bananas (or two large ones)

What to do:

– Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
– Grease a 9 x 4 bread pan or a 12 cup regular sized muffin pan.
– Whisk all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl.
– Sift all the dry ingredients together and add them to the wet.
– Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Pour into the greased pan.
– For the muffins, bake for 23-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
– For bread, bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
– Cool for ten minutes.

These are so good..they get all caramelized on the outside, and soft on the inside. The recipe is very play-able. Chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, raisins..these are all fair additions. What would I do without vegan baking Goddesses?

* Makes 10 muffins- per muffin, 160 cals, 0.3 gm fat, 36.6 gm carbs, 4 gm protein, 1.8 gm fiber.

Happy Fireworks, folks!!!


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14 Responses to Fourth of July breakfast

  1. Brown Suga' says:

    Oh no you didn't.[dies of food craving]

  2. Purplesque says:

    *waves a muffin under your nose* Wake up! You can't die without sampling these!( I just sent the leftovers to the hospital with hubby..these are way too hard to resist. )

  3. Zotta says:

    Lovely food photos!

  4. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. They look so very moist!And that carmelizing thing is FABULOUS!!*shakes Purplesque's hand with one hand and reaches around to grab three muffins, with the other hand*Wow!!! Great!! See you later! *runs*

  5. Purplesque says:

    *Looks back to see the muffins gone*Ohhh, that RobbbieDobbbie! 🙂

  6. Brown Suga' says:

    Okay, a few questions:1. Durum flour = rava?2. All-purpose flour = maida?What do I subsitute for applesauce and molasses? I don't want to use oil/ butter/ margarine

  7. Purplesque says:

    Durum flour is regular atta used to make chapatis. AP flour is maida. Instead of molasses, you can use 1/4 cup brown sugar+ 1/4 cup milk/buttermilk. Or, just use 1/4 cup honey.There are only two fat substitutes I know of..applesauce and prune puree. ( If you puree prunes (munakka), you can completely skip the molasses. ) You can also make your own applesauce. Just cook some sweet, peeled and chopped apples in some water and then run them through a sieve. Details here.Good luck!

  8. Purplesque says:

    I know what you're thinking, but getting rid of the fat is never easy. (Unless you can find applesauce in the baby food section of the market.) Isa also says to add about a tablespoon of oil, for texture. ( I didn't, but it will make your muffins even better.)

  9. t0os says:

    thx a lot! I like it!

  10. bb says:

    These sound and look great!

  11. Purplesque says:

    🙂 I'm glad you did!

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