20 April 2013

Chocolate Banana Muffins

I'm very lucky that I know a lot of people IRL who love to bake and who also love to share recipes. This recipe comes from one of these wonderful friends, M. She posted a picture of these bad boys on FB and they looked so yummy, I had to try them. They were a huge hit in this house and when I plugged the ingredients in to find out the nutrition value, I loved that they were approx 190 calories each!
They were moist and delicious. My hubby has asked that I make them on a weekly basis lol. Again, thanks to M., I made a double batch and there are a bunch in the freezer. You need to make these!!

Chocolate Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips
source: sallysbakingaddiction.com

3 large very ripe bananas, mashed with no large lumps
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, plus a few more to top your muffins

   Preheat your oven to 375F. Line the muffin pan with baking cups.
   If you haven't done so already, mash your bananas in a large bowl using a fork. Be sure to mash them well, there shouldn't be any big lumps remaining. Now stir in the sugar, egg and applesauce.
   Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder into the wet mixture. It's very important to sift it in, this will ensure that there are no cocoa powder lumps. Lightly mix together. Fold in the chocolate chips, do not overmix. But don't worry, the mixture will be a little lumpy/chunky.
   Fill the 12 baking cups to the top and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let them cool in the muffin pan for about 3 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
   You can keep your muffins in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days (if they last that long) or put them in the freezer. When ready to eat them, I just take how many I need out and let them thaw or I pop them in the microwave for about 8-10 seconds.

Happy Baking!


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