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Makenna's Bodacious Banana Muffins

Kids imageNote: This recipe, created by Makenna Hurd of Tennessee, won a national contest and was served at a White House lunch for kids. Makenna and her mom sell her famous muffins to raise money for research and programs to help those with Down syndrome. (If you try this recipe, get a grownup's help because it requires using the oven.)

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Prep time: 50 minutes

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What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
  2. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper muffin liners.
  3. Sprinkle a little cinnamon in the bottom of each cup.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the bananas, eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Stir until mixed, but don't overmix.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tray.
  8. Bake about 30 minutes, until the tops of the muffins spring back when pressed lightly. Let cool and enjoy!

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Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: September 2013

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