Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I came across this yummy muffin which has 150 calories and is 3 weight watchers points
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup sugar, can use artificial sweetener such as Splenda if desired
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs or 4 egg whites
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1⁄2 cup skim milk buttermilk or 1⁄2 cup skim milk
- 1⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line eighteen muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat the sugar, applesauce, eggs and oil until frothy. With the mixture at low speed, alternately add the bananas and buttermilk with the flour mixture; stire until just combined (do not overmix).
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon the batter into the cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
- Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from the cups and cool completely on a rack.
The muffins are actually very good for "diet muffins". It hits the spot for the craving. I had so many bananas in my freezer and wanted to make something with it, so I chose to do these since I am on WW. I just wish they had more chocolate chips!! :) I made these at work & didn't have fat free milk (on whole & 2%) so I just omitted the milk. Came out just fine! I would lower the baking temperature next time. In order to get cooked all the way through, they had to get a little brown, even when input foil over them.
Wonderful!!! These muffins were great tasting and simple to put together. Not a chocolate fan, but the chocolate chips in this is a must otherwise I'm sure it would taste like they are missing something. On the new PointsPlus plan for Weight Watchers I calculated them at 4 points per muffin, and that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Can't believe I have not seen this recipe before, but it will now be in my regular rotation!!!!
These were really good. Somehow I got 23 muffins instead of 18, not sure what I did there. But, I was happy to have the extra ones once I realized how good they are. I used the min-choc. chips since that's what I had and also used the kids' scooby doo flavored applesauce because I was out of regular. My batter was pink from the berry applesauce, but you'd never know by the flavor in my muffins. Excellent recipe that went into my make-again folder. Thanks tearose!