Someone in my office brought a bunch of bananas to work today that were super ripe. My co-worker and I walked by and saw them, she bakes too, and we said to each other, “banana bread, banana muffins, banana smoothies!”
After about an hour and a half, there were still a bunch of bananas, so my friend and I each took 3 to make something. Her specialty is banana bars which are amazing. I will have to get the recipe from her!
I made this recipe last June as a matter of fact, it is a revised version of muffins my friend Celine made. Notice, there is no butter or eggs in this recipe!
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!
1/4 cup chocolate chips
sprinkle of raw sugar on top before baking to make it sweet and crunchy on top!
To my surprise Ovaltine 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.