Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    25 minutes

    This recipe has been created with the idea of lowering the fat content. These are so delicious - you'll never miss the fat, and chocolate still makes an appearance!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 cups (200g) plain flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch teaspoon salt
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 cup (about 225g or approx 3 small) mashed bananas
    • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) apple sauce, or pureed tinned pears
    • 1/2 cup (85g) dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray or line each with paper muffin cups.
    2. Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. Mix in egg whites, applesauce and banana then mash until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter into muffin cups.
    3. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Pureed tinned pears was a great idea and worked well. I also used half sugar and half Splenda to be extra good. Save yourself the trouble of using plain flour, baking pdr and bicarb soda and just use Self Raising flour instead. This made 34 MINI muffins and the kids loved them!  -  24 Feb 2009


    Used different ingredients. Pureed tinned pears instead of apple sauce worked just fine. I hate wasting the egg yoke, so just added two whole eggs. I'm alive to tell about it, and the muffins are great!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Go ahead and use the two whole eggs -- they're not bad for you. Reduce sugar by a third and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Although I wouldn't call this my favourite muffin recipe, the muffins keep well, travel well, freeze & reheat well, plus they are a snap to make. Finally, I haven't met a child yet who doesn't like them, including my picky middle child who has a penchant for gourmet bakery muffins. Although they don't taste very much alike, he finds these to be an acceptable substitute.  -  14 Jul 2008