I love a good skinny muffin. A perfect fix for those if-I-don’t-eat-a-carb-I-might-perish moments, these skinny chocolate peanut butter muffins combine the deliciousness of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a moist, satisfying muffin…. all for under 60 calories!
You’re gonna need:
1/2 c 0% fat plain greek yogourt
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
2 bananas (turning brown? no problem!)
1/2 cup splenda (or stevia)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c reduced fat peanut butter
3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
1/8 c reduced fat peanut butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
First off, you’re going to want to mash your bananas. A fork works perfectly!
Now, mix those bananas together with your yogourt, applesauce, and vanilla. Some chunks of banana are just fine!
Add your Splenda and peanut butter (1/4 cup), and mix.
Add your cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour(s)…
And thoroughly incorporate, without over mixing!
Using a tablespoon, spoon batter into muffin tins. I hate the waste of muffin/cupcake liners, so I simply grease my pan instead. Fill to almost-but-not-quite-full levels.
Now, here is the fun part! Microwave your remaining peanut butter (1/8 cup) for 10-15 seconds. With a wee spoon, add a little dollop of this liquid deliciousness to top your muffins.
Swirl with a butter knife, toothpick, or spoon.
Yours should look something like this! Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until you can remove a toothpick without any batter residue.
I love a good skinny muffin!
And voila! Gorgeous, low-cal, super satisfying little treats.
Enjoy these chocolate peanut butter treats without even a hint of guilt… You can thank me later!