I’ve been fooling around with cake mix recipes for years. I often have extra fruit ripening on the counter or parked in the fridge for too long so I keep a stash of cake mixes on hand to whip up a batch of breakfast muffins. The cake mix and fruit combine easily for a quick and easy twist on the classic fruit muffin.
This week I had two bananas and a bit of homemade applesauce to add to the mix. The ratio usually requires the standard mix, 1/3 cup of oil, 3 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of a overly ripe or wet fruit. I’ve often mixed in flavored yogurt as well. Play around with your favorite flavor combinations and see what you come up with. I’d love for you to share any of the cake mix combos that you enjoy. I love this quick and easy method of baking in a semi-homemade way.
Easy Cake Mix Apple and Banana Nut Muffins
1 box cake mix, white or yellow
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup mashed overly ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/2 cup chunky applesauce (I use homemade applesauce)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Old fashioned oats or brown sugar topping, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray 2 muffin pans with cooking spray or line with paper liners. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups. Sprinkle with a handful of old fashioned oats or brown sugar. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean and inside of cracks do not look wet.