Tuesday, February 26, 2013

95 Calorie Banana Muffins!!!

Hey guys!  I am pumped!  Last night, I had a couple of bananas sitting on the counter top that were going bad, so I needed to make some banana bread.  But alas, we are on a "diet", and banana bread pretty much kills it.

So, I've been toying around with using substitutions for regular ingredients in baking and had even printed some healthy versions of recipes from Pinterest to try.  But, I hadn't found a "healthy" banana bread recipe.

What did I do then?!  I made my own!!!  Aaaahhhh!  I've never created a recipe before (I certainly did not go to school to be a chef or anything), so this was a thrilling experience for me.  I was so nervous and excited that I actually burnt my fingers trying to unwrap and eat a muffin that had literally just come out of the oven.  I just couldn't wait to taste them and see if my recipe had worked or not!  IT DID!  *Cue dancing around the kitchen like a crazy person.*

And honestly, I was so nervous because I figured they would end up tasting funny, but I really don't think I could tell the difference between this version and the full fat with much more butter and sugar!  Wow!

So, I can not keep this wonderful recipe a secret!  Here it is:

95 Calorie Banana Muffins
Makes 20 regular size muffins

Ingredients:
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/3 c. mashed, over ripe banana
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease and flour two regular sized 12-cup muffin tins.  (You can use paper baking cups, but I had a little trouble with the muffins sticking to them because they're so moist.  They're fine to use though, if you don't mind peeling the cups off carefully.)
  2. Combine mashed banana, vanilla, eggs, brown sugar, and applesauce in a mixing bowl.  Mix well by hand.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir until just combined.
  4. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop to fill 20 muffin cups about 2/3 full.  (These worked out to a pretty regular sized muffin.)
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until just browning on top.
  6. Enjoy your pretty healthy, delicious treat!
Go make some!  Now!  You will not regret it!

Have a great night!

2 comments:

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