Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nearly Guilt-Free Incredible Banana Chip Muffins
I discovered a delicious banana chip recipe that was pretty unhealthy. I made a few modifications and they still taste just as good. without all the guilt.
Banana Chip Muffins ©Ann Williams
1/3 C. applesauce (no sugar added)
1 TSP. vegetable oil
¾ C. sugar (I cut to about ½ cup)
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
¾ C. all purpose flour
1 ¼ C. whole wheat flour
½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ - ¾ C. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, beat egg, applesauce, oil and sugar until smooth. Stir in bananas. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients, stir into the banana mixture just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill greased (or lined) muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until done. Yield: 1 dozen.
This is a recipe that I have modified many times. If you want to get even healthier, use all whole wheat flour (texture will be rougher) and only use about ½ cup chocolate chips. I like to make mini-muffins with this. They are so yummy to just pop into your mouth for a snack or dessert. My girls even ask for these for dessert!