*For added convenience, I like to keep a package of the 4-ounce, single-serve applesauce cups on hand. One cup is just the right size for many recipes and they will keep in the pantry for many months. Overripe, mashed banana will provide a touch more natural sweetness without an obvious banana flavor. One large banana is about the right size.
**Running low on blueberries? I do love the hefty inclusion of blueberries, but I’ve reduced the topping amount to ½ or ¾ cup when I was running low and the end result was still quite good. I’ve also mixed in some frozen blueberries. In this case, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.