Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

This recipe is courtesy of Gina's Skinny Recipe's at skinnytaste.com. She has TONS of great recipes that are good for you, too! And yes, these muffins are as delicious as they look.


Ingredients
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
3 1/2 ripe medium bananas, mashed
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. confectioner's sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners or use non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, bananas, apple sauce and vanilla and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk.

Add flour mixture to bananas, then blend at low speed until combined; do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into muffin tins.

Bake on the center rack for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the glaze, combine the confectioner's sugar with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. water. Drizzle over each muffin.

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