Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recipe: Go Bananas!

I wish you could smell what my house smells like right now. If you make these muffins, you can! I adapted this recipe from my mom's original (aka... the BEST banana bread in the WORLD) to make it a bit healthier and portion controlled. The chocolate chips were a last-second decision. :)

3 very ripe peeled bananas
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg beaters original)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Optional: 3 Tbsp chocolate chips

Directions (with pictures!):

In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork.

Stir in all other ingredients, except chocolate chips. I chose to use an egg instead of egg beaters, but if you wanted to cut down the fat a little bit more, you could substitute egg beaters.

Stir in chocolate chips. Make sure to use a cute measuring spoon like mine, which reads "a heap of love." :)

Spray a 12-muffin pan with nonstick spray or use cupcake liners. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to pour batter evenly into muffin pan. Use all batter evenly for each muffin.

Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Transfer to a cooling rack so you can enjoy them sooner. :)

For those who want to know, on the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program these are 4 points for each muffin with the chocolate chips, or 3 points without.

If anyone's curious about the best banana bread recipe in the WORLD, here's the original recipe!

3 very ripe peeled bananas
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Same as above. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr - 1 hr 15 min.

Go bananas!

1 comment:

  1. OMG I LOVE banana bread and cookies!!!! I will have to try to make these sometime during the break!!!!!