Whole Wheat Brown Butter Banana Muffins + Dole Giveaway!

Whole Wheat Brown Butter Muffins Ahoy! Happy Friday, lovers! This week I’ve been pretty silent on Twitter and Facebook ’cause I went camping at the Oregon coast with my 3 year old, my in-laws, my sister-in-law and her two boys in a forrest down yonder up the jolly roger poll. We are brave souls.

In that time I got rained on, eaten my body weight in trail mix and failed miserably at avoiding all things that crawl. Oh, and taken up pirate talk, apparently. Don’t mind that. Minor detail.

I brought these fabulous muffins camping {with ye old braid beard who made me swab the deck} and we loved them. Hearty, healthy, moist and delicious. Perfect for make ahead snacks, breakfasts or traveling food.  Bananas in general are fabulous little portable snacks that make perfect fuel for the body before a run or bike ride–> unless you hate bananas….in which case, I’m sorry. I’ll eat a banana before a long run or throw it into a protein shake for breakfast. Super yummy.

I typically buy Dole bananas because that’s what my store carries. And, little known fact: Dole has dubbed Portland as a Top Banana City. Holla back Portland! So, in honor of me living in Portland, loving Dole and being part of a banana-friendly household, I’m giving away a pretty cool prize pack from my lovely friends at Dole :)

Whole Wheat Brown Butter Muffins 1But first, here’s the printable for these muffins. You should make these this weekend! Seriously amazing and life-changing warm with butter and a drizzle of honey! Mmmmm….

Whole Wheat Brown Butter Banana Muffins

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup brown butter
1/4 cup applesauce
2 large eggs
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together, including sugars. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour remaining wet ingredients into the well of the flour. Slowly stir to incorporate. Spoon batter into prepared tins and top with chopped walnuts, if desired. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after inserted. Serve warm with butter.

*GIVEAWAY*

I’m partnering with Dole to pick one lucky reader to win the following:

· A super cool Yonanas Machine {banana ice cream maker!}
· Banana Bread Pans
· Water Bottles
· Hard Shell Banana Holders (to keep a banana from getting bruised in kids’ lunchboxes)
· DOLE Tote Bags
· New Banana Recipes
· Banana Coupons

Pretty fun prize pack, right? I thought so! Here’s how you can enter:

1. Like Dole Bananas and Lauren’s Latest on Facebook for 1 entry. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

2. Follow Dole Bananas and Lauren’s Latest on Twitter for 1 entry. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

3. Follow Lauren’s Latest on Pinterest for 1 entry. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

4. Subscribe via email to Lauren’s Latest for 1 entry. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

5. Follow Lauren’s Latest on Instagram {@laurens_latest} for 1 entry. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

RULES: This giveaway opens Friday, July 20th at 12am PST and will close Thursday, July 26th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email. If winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is provided by Dole, but my opinions are completely my own. I did not receive the same kit nor any compensation. I happen to love Dole and bananas.

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