Sunday, January 08, 2012

peanut-butter banana muffins

Modified from Gina's Skinnytaste -- I originally followed the recipe exactly, using this disgusting unsweetened unsalted almond-flaxseed butter that is awful by itself, and the batter tasted just like it, so I had to start modifying. If you were using good nut butter, her suggestion to have a blob of it in the middle is probably a nice one; if you're using a butter you're just trying to get rid of, I'd skip it.

Her recipe originally came out to 4 WW points per muffin... I used less PB and exchanged some AP for whole-wheat flour, but then added chocolate chips and a little more sugar, so I'm not sure where that ends up exactly.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites (I used a big splash of EggBeaters)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp nut butter
  • as many chocolate chips as you feel appropriate
Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.

Mash bananas in a bowl, set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, bananas, apple sauce, vanilla, and nut butter, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix. Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into muffin tins and bake on the center rack for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

1 comment:

hefk said...

Just had a great time making these with little T. Anything that involves peeling and mashing bananas is fun for a 2 year old!
Ok, now as to how they taste -- wowee. They are dense and moist and tasty!