Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Healthed-up Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I came across a recipe for these muffins last week, and as I'm prone to do, changed it quite a bit. Here's the original recipe if you're interested. Below is my "healthed- up" version. Haven ate three that afternoon and asked for more but I cut her off.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (makes about 16)

1 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat. Have you tried this? It's amazing!)
3/4 cup white flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl combine egg, oil, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in mashed bananas and chocolate chips. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan before removing. Finish cooling on wire rack. Enjoy!


Traci said...

I think your version sounds better than the original. I like the way you reduced the sugar and the c.chips. I'm not a fan of heavy-laden c.chip muffins. It just becomes too much! These sound great though! Tell Haven to eat a few for me. :))

Marisa said...

Are these the muffins you brought to us? If so, they are SO good. The kids loved them. They are so fluffy, unlike the recipe I normally use. I just might have to change my banana muffing making ways!