Lower Fat Banana Nut Chip Muffins

Total Time
28mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
18 mins

Based on Recipe Nut's Banana Nut Chip Muffins I am posting the healthier changes I made to try and make it more lunchbox friendly. This is what I used because of what I had. I'd like to try with splenda and egg whites. I have very small old muffin tins, you may not get as many muffins as I did.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray the muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Place the applesauce and sugar into a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until fluffy.
  3. Add your eggs, beating after each one. Then add the mashed banana and beat well.
  4. Add one cup of the flour, the salt, the baking powder and baking soda, and mix. Pour in about half the milk and mix.
  5. Now add the additional 1 cup of flour and the rest of the milk and mix.
  6. Using a wooden spoon add the vanilla, pecans, and chocolate chips. Mix just until moist.
  7. Pour into your muffin tins and bake for 13-18 minutes or until just browned. Let cool on a wire rack.
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5 5

I was first a bit concerned as my mixture was so wet...much more like a cake mix than a muffin, but all was well. These produced a light and moist muffin, I got 16 good sized muffins from the mix. I found they rose so much more evenly when baked in patty cases. I loved the addition of pecan nuts....a wonderful treat for the kids lunchboxes. Thanks for sharing...oh and they are great served right from the oven as a quick dessert. Upgraded to 5 stars because between me and the 2 kids they had all been polished off by dinner time :) reviewed for Spring 2007 Pick A Chef