I’ve already mentioned that I have a thing about muffins. The one thing I am trying to create while losing weight is to make muffins that are way healthier, but still taste great.
I improvised on a recipe I found on www.havecakewilltravel.com. (2020 Update – this website isn’t active anymore). I am notorious for starting to bake something and realizing I don’t have all the ingredients. That’s exactly what happened to me! But, I thought I would put in what I had and see what would happen. To my surprise they turned out great.
One of the reasons I like the site I got the original recipe from is that this girl is vegan (not that I am) but a lot of times things can be baked without butter or eggs and still turn out great.
Banana Chocolate Muffins
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 small container of applesauce (like the single serve kind)
- 1/4 cup Canola or safflower oil (I used Canola oil)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 tablespoons of Ovaltine!
The original recipe asked for chocolate chips, of which I had none, so I looked in my cupboard and saw Ovaltine!
To my surprise it has only 70 calorie for 4 tablespoons, so I decided to throw that in to make it chocolaty. The other thing is the recipe said it made 8 muffins, but since I like huge muffins like you get in the bakery, I decided to make 6 in my Jumbo Muffin Pan.
Each muffin tallies in at 312 calories, 6 fat and 5 fiber.
I really liked them because it was really moist on the inside, it reminded me of cake!
Mix all the ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 15 -18 minutes. Insert toothpick to make sure it comes out clean before removing from the oven.