let me tell you something, if you like chocolate then these muffins are going to send you spinning. oh. my. goodness. they are amazing. healthy *enough* for breakfast, rich enough for dessert. the perfect muffin (in my very humble opinion).
seriously, for wheat muffins made with applesauce and bananas instead of fatty oils and only one egg, you really can enjoy them without the guilt of your typical chocolate chip muffins.
chocolate chip banana muffins
adapted via handle the heat
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.
mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. add the sugar, applesauce, egg and vanilla and mix together. sift the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder over the wet ingredients and fold in until just combined. fold in chocolate chips.
divide batter among muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).
makes 12 muffins