Saturday, February 9, 2008

Chocolate Banana Muffins

I intended to make this today: Banana Chocolate Walnut Bread but instead (due to what I had on hand) came out with these.

And they were delicious!

Chocolate Banana Muffins
adapted from the Wednesday Chef

3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cocoa powder
dash salt
dash cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp applesauce
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 medium banana, ripe & mashed
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz dark chocolate, chopped into pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Oil/spray muffin tins.

Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon in mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat together butter, applesauce and brown sugar. Add eggs until blended, then beat in the mashed banana, yogurt & vanilla extract.

Pour flour mixture into wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Gently stir in the chocolate pieces. Pour mixture into muffin tin.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until muffins are lightly browned & inserted toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 9 muffins.

Ok there is NO SUN in the whole state right now, so there won't be any pretty pictures for a while...4 days of grey and counting!


Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lovely muffins! They look delicious. 4 days of grey? You must not be from my neck of the woods. We measure grey days by the month!

Sarah said...

I don't think I could live in your neck of the woods! We average 4 or 5 days of clouds a week in the winter, but those 2-3 days of sun are precious to me!

Thanks for the kind words! :)

eatme_delicious said...

What cute little muffins!

Jaime said...

oh my! i love banana choc chip pancakes so this sounds right up my alley! :)

you should totally make the gateau! just don't overwhip the egg whites, be gentle folding them in, and don't forget the flour ;)