Friday, January 21, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I've just not had the energy to write once my kids are in bed.  I've been trying out some recipes though and want to share them with you.  Today I will share the muffins we made during our snow day yesterday.  My kids devoured them and my oldest even asked to have one in his lunch today at school.

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins 
adapted from Eat Better America

1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium)
3 egg whites
1/4 cup canola oil (I used vegetable as it was all I had)
1/4 cup skim milk (I used whole as it was also all I had)
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375.  Spray 12 large muffin cups with cooking spray or line with baking cups (recipe works great as mini muffins too).  

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

In a medium bowl mix bananas, egg white, oil, milk and vanilla with a fork until smooth.  Stir into flour mixture until flour is moistened.  Gently stir in chocolate chips.  Divide evenly among muffin cups.

Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with 1/8 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over batter.

Bake for 20-24 minutes (mini muffins take about 12 minutes) or until a toothpick comes out clean.


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