Upside-Down Mini Banana Muffins

Upside Muffin c

These inverted muffin bites couldn’t be cuter – or tastier! A few of them make a great breakfast or snack.

Ingredients:

  • 24 teaspoons Earth Balance butter
  • 24 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 Ener-G eggs
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  1. Place 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in each of 24 mini muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes; let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together the canola oil, Ener-G eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until combined.
  4. Thinly slice the banana into 24 slices, and place 1 banana piece over the melted brown sugar in each muffin cup. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake for an additional 12 minutes, until set. Let cool slightly in the pan before transferring to a wire rack.

Upside Muffin b

Happy Apple Discs

Happy Apple Discs (1)

What is it about a cored apple cut into circles that just makes you feel happy as you eat it? I remember a far-from-gourmet dinner from my childhood called Happle Apple Bagels, (a round sliced apple on a bagel with melted cheese, enough said!) and certainly that was all it took to make us happy for dinner. These Happy Apple Discs are fantastic for an after school snack or a protein boost first thing in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Non-dairy chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life)
  • Shredded coconut
  1. Core the apples and cut each into 8 thin slices; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and cinnamon until blended.
  3. Spread the peanut butter mixture evenly over the apple slices. Serve as is, or add mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut as toppings, if desired!

Happy Apple Discs (2)