Weight Watchers Banana Muffins

"I came across this yummy muffin which has 150 calories and is 3 weight watchers points"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
18 muffins
Serves:
18
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

Questions & Replies

  1. How many points for one muffin?
     
  2. How many points for this muffin
     
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Reviews

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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!!!!
     
  3. 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!
     
  4. WW banana muffins
     
  5. I substituted the milk with plain Greek yogurt, cut oil in half (added extra apple sauce), and cut sugar in half as well. Ended up hand mixing everything because the batter was thick and didn’t want to over do it. They puffed up beautifully! I was too impatient to wait for cooling so the muffin stuck to the paper. Taste was a bit bland, thinking I will add a tsp of salt and maybe some blueberries when I make these again.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Used monk fruit for sweetener & non fat greek yogurt instead of milk. Also, Lily's sugar free chocolate chips. Made 24 regular sized muffins & recalculated freestyle points when I inputted recipe into WW online was 1 !!! This will save me for breakfasts! I'm not really an egg person early in the AM.
     
  2. I used my food processor, and started with 1 1/2 apples peeled and processed til fine,then added all the wet ingredients and processed well, one bowl with all dry ingredients mixed and added to work bowl one dump, and pulsed just until dry was just mixed in. I used prob 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1/4 Dark Choc Chips* My husband would call these lottery Muffins because they are not loaded with Chocolate chips but just enough to be a treat.. They were Delish. I used muffin papers, next time i will clean cup after measuring oil with paper towel and wipe my muffin tins. They really stuck to the paper which reduced points this recipe by a bit.
     

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