Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Not-So-Guilty Muffins

I was playing around with my basic muffin recipe last night, and I created something I like to call Not-So-Guilty Muffins.  I haven't taken the time to count out the fat content or the calories, but they have no butter, use applesauce and bananas (that's two fruits!) so they have to be better for you than most muffins, right?

Not-So-Guilty Muffins
2 cups self-rising flour (or 2 cups all purpose flour + 2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 cup apple sauce
2/3 cup fat free milk
3/4 cup chopped bananas (best if they are soft)
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin tin with baking spray or use cupcake liners.

In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour and sugars).

In another large bowl, mix together applesauce, eggs, milk and bananas.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the applesauce, eggs, milk and bananas.  Gently stir together--do not over incorporate.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill muffin tin 3/4 full of muffin mix.  Bake 18-20 minutes.  Makes 12 muffins.

These muffins were kid-tested and approved by my two pickiest eaters.  If you want, you can add some chocolate frosting on top and call them Not-So-Guilty Cupcakes instead.  Or, as I like to call them, breakfast.

(chocolate frosting is recipe on box of Hershey Cocoa)

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