Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chocolate Banana Muffins - Pinterest

When I saw these muffins on pinterest, I knew I was going to make them soon!!!
As I was "stuck" with lots of ripe bananas. I made them last weekend.
These muffins are healthy and sinful at the same time! :)

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Makes a dozen muffins
Adapted from Hot Polka Dot

3 large bananas
3/4 cup granulated sugar (used a little less)
1 large egg
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (used homemade applesauce)
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour (used regular whole wheat)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (used 3/4 cup)

Preheat the oven to 375 (350) degrees and position a rack in the center. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and set it aside.

In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher then mix in the sugar, egg and applesauce. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder over the banana mixture. Mix lightly with a rubber spatula to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. The batter should be just moistened but still a little clumpy. Don't overmix!

Using a spring-loaded ice cream scoop or spoons, divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake them for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer them to a rack to cool. Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.



Margaret said...

Healthy AND sinful! What could be better? The muffins look yummy!

Nicki said...

healthy and sinful at the same time - isn't that contrary to the centrifugal motion of the earth? These look delicious and sound like they would be good and moist and certainly sinful (jury is still out on the "healthy" part) :)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

They do look to good to be healthy. I love chocolate

Tracie said...

I.Am.Drooling. Isn't Pinterest grand?!!!

Tracie said...

BTW, I don't have flowers anymore...I edited a few from the summer a put them in a collage, since Emma is sick.