Of course, these muffins are not meant to replace my favorite banana bread . They are simply a low fat alternative, and even with the chocolate chips they are still only three points each. They’re easy (no need for a mixer!), moist and flavorful, and lighter than I was expecting after reading some of the reviews.
The lightness may be because I made muffins rather than a loaf (I like wrapping them individually then freezing them so I can defrost one at a time). I made the mistake of using paper liners, and the muffins completely stuck to them so I suggest spraying a muffin tin with Pam and forgoing the liners.
Photos of the process here .
4 very ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I used Splenda Sugar Blend)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons applesauce (I made my own )
1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
- Mash bananas in a bowl.
- Add all other ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes if making muffins (or 50 to 60 minutes if making a loaf), or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
Yields 16 muffins or one loaf.
Recipe adapted from Recipe Zaar .