Total Time: 55 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Nonstick cooking spray
¼ cup chopped pecans
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup natural applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 oz. Greek yogurt
1 honey crisp apple, peeled, cored and cut into ¼ pieces
Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together the pecans, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then mix in the all-purpose and whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk the remaining ¾ cup sugar, bananas and eggs until combined. Whisk in the applesauce, yogurt and vanilla.
Add flour mixture to the large bowl, ½ cup at a time. Gently stir in the apple chunks.
Pour the batter into the muffin pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of one of the muffins comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.