2 cups whole wheat flour
1 overripe banana, mashed
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup nonfat greek yogurt
4 ounces applesauce, unsweetened
1 egg, slightly beaten with a fork
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, hulled
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Place all but two strawberries in the blender. Purée strawberries for about 30–40 seconds. They could be somewhat chunky. Slice the two extra strawberries into thin pieces each, making 12 slices in total.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, mashed banana, baking powder and cinnamon. In a separate medium bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce and egg. Add to large mixing bowl, along with puréed strawberries. Mix until well blended.
Fill prepared muffin cups three-quarters full. Top each one with one slice of strawberry, pushing down a touch. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden browned and toothpick test is clean. Makes 12 muffins.
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THE REBELLIOUS RD
As a longtime promoter of healthy cooking and eating, Amy's focus is on plant-based eating, with a rebellious twist - that she and no one, needs to be perfect.