Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Confession...

Yes, I bake a lot. I love baking. But as my dbf does not eat much sweets, I give a lot of the stuff I bake at the office or to my family.  I also have a bite... or two... which adds up :(

I decided to start Weight Watchers again - it's a very slow process.  Started almost 20 weeks ago and only lost 10 pounds.  But that's OK.  I am hoping to lose another 5-10 but we will see.  Decided to start baking some low-fat or WW desserts and see if they are any good!!  But I will continue to bake the regular stuff too!! :)

Made Ww 2 Points - Frosted Banana Bread Muffins - they are delicious little muffins - only mistake I made is to make them on Sunday and when I brought them to the office on Monday... the frosting had melted and was all over the muffins!! :)


They are so cute!!





Here's the recipe:

Ww 2 Points - Frosted Banana Bread Muffins (think I got the recipe from WW last year...)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil (used canola)
3/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
4 medium bananas or bananas, mashed (used 3 large)
2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated (added a bit more than that - love lemon!)
1 large egg
1 large egg white
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (used low-fat milk and lemon)
1/2 cup golden seedless raisins
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Coat 24 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
Blend together oil and brown sugar.
Beat in bananas, lemon zest, egg and egg white.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Gently stir half the flour mixture into banana mixture; stir in buttermilk, remaining flour mixture and raisins.
Divide batter among muffin pans.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely.
To make frosting, blend powdered sugar and lemon juice together.
Drizzle over cooled muffins.

7 comments:

janett said...

Those look yummy! Good luck with WW. Oh, and there's a little note at the top of your blog that says your background is about to expire! :)

Nessa said...

YUM!! I will have to try those, I love WW recipes, they are almost always delish.

Nicki, said...

Good luck with WW - these muffins will certainly help - yummmo!

WizzyTheStick said...

I need to start giving away the stuff I bake too or stop baking cause as you said all those just a taste bites are adding up.

Yolanda said...

Those look good!

Angela2932 said...

Yes, weight loss can be quite the up and down challenge! This recipe looks good. . . I'm going to have to give it a try!

Suzy said...

I'm so excited your posting a ww recipe! I'm a lifetime member who's now needing to go back and lose it all again! Best of luck to us both and I hope you post more WW stuff!