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Princess and the Pea Muffins

Recently my sister and I stayed at a lovely B&B in Langley BC called Princess and the Pea. These were the muffins served at one or our breakfasts and we asked for the recipe. I loved when they said "of course, recipes were meant to be shared". The unique ingredient in these muffins are grapes, but can be substituted for other fruit of your choice.
  • 2 bananas, best if first frozen and then thawed)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • fruit of your choice, (grapes, raisins, blueberries, strawberries)
  1. Measure all ingredients except fruit into a large mixing bowl. Beat until well combined.
  2. Divide mixture between 12 well greased muffin tins.
  3. Gently place a small amount of fruit on top of each muffin and with the back of a knife press into the batter. You can leave a little fruit sitting on the top too if you like. 
  4. Bake in 400ยบ oven for 18-20 minutes.


  1. Love the name of the B & B and those muffins look awesome. I too think that recipes are meant for sharing and this blog is the queen of sharing.

  2. Is there any sugar called for in these muffins or has it been intentionally left out? Just wondering before I attempt these muffins. Thanks Lily

    1. Maybe the applesauce provides the sweetener?

    2. Hi Lily, sorry for my late response to your question. There is no sugar added in this recipe. The apple sauce adds enough sweetness. I hope if you try them you enjoy them. Kathy

    3. Thanks so much. I hope to try them today. Have a great week. Love this site. Have read it for years.

    4. Lily, ever cook needs to own up to her own errors. My hand written recipe did not have the sugar listed and when I responded to your first question I went by that. Something in me urged me to check the original recipe I was given and there IS SUGAR in these muffins. I'm so very sorry if you tried them without. I've now added the sugar to the list of ingredients and hopefully you will make them and find them as delicious as I have. Kathy

  3. The fruit on top sounds intriguing! I love it when recipes are shared!

  4. How wonderful to stay at a B&b called The Princess and the Pea! The muffins look very tasty:)


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