Want to get into the holiday spirit? Whip up a batch of these muffins and your kitchen will smell like Mrs. Claus’s!
3 cups whole wheat (or whole wheat pastry) flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 medium ripe bananas
1 c almond/cashew, soy, or cow’s milk
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1.5 c real cranberries (frozen & defrosted or fresh)*
coarse sugar for sprinkling on tops*
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
In a blender, blend bananas, milk, maple syrup, molasses, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
Add wet to dry ingredients, then stir in cranberries, if using. Take care not to over-mix.
Divide mixture among 24 greased muffin cups. Sprinkle each with a little coarse sugar, if using.
Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
These muffins can be frozen.