Cinnamon Apple Banana Pecan Muffins - perfect Fall treat. They taste just like banana bread but with richer flavor thanks to apples and pecans. These are low-fat muffins with only 5 tablespoons of butter used for 12 muffins. The rest of butter is replaced with Greek yogurt and mashed bananas.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a mixing bowl, using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on high speed for 1.5 minutes. The consistency will be somewhat crumbly. Add eggs and continue beating for several more minutes until the mixture becomes fluffy and lighter in color.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Fold in chopped apples and chopped pecans.
Grease muffin pan. Fill each muffin cup almost to the top (about 3/4). Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F in the preheated oven. Watch baking times closely: do not overbake and keep in mind that the “actual” individual oven temperatures might vary. When inserted toothpick comes out clean – the muffins are ready!