Skinny Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

P1150664My John’s birthday was last Saturday. And you know what John’s birthday means? Carrot Cake. My super-duper-awesome carrot cake. And that carrot cake calls for buttermilk…. which means, after the candles are blown out and the presents are opened, I’m stuck with half a carton of buttermilk.

I hate wasting food, so I started brainstorming on a recipe to use up my extra buttermilk. The result?

P1150670These fantastic skinny muffins! Perfect for a quick breakfast, satisfying dessert, or afternoon if-I-don’t-eat-a-carb-I’m-going-to-fall-over snack, these muffins have virtually no fat, are incredibly moist, and clock in at under 100 calories each. Oh, and did I mention they’re laced with chocolate chips?

Skinny Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Yields 24
These super tasty, uber moist muffins are incredibly satisfying and full of flavour...for under 100 calories and virtually no fat.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 cup soy flour*
  3. 1 cup Splenda
  4. 1/2 tsp molasses
  5. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 cup egg whites
  9. 1 cup non-fat buttermilk
  10. 1 cup mashed bananas (3-4 medium sized bananas)
  11. 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  12. 2 tsp vanilla
  13. 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  14. *If you can't find soy flour, try substituting oat flour or whole wheat flour.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F/190C and grease your muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together your egg whites, buttermilk, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla.
  3. Add your Splenda and molasses, and thoroughly incorporate.
  4. Add your baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flours, and mix just enough to incorporate. Over mixing at this stage can result in tough muffins, so be careful here!
  5. Finally, add your chocolate chips, and mix just enough to evenly distribute.
  6. Spoon into your muffin tins, filling about 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from tins after about 10 minutes, and let cool on a wire rack...if you can wait that long!
Notes
  1. As is the case with a lot of my recipes, this muffin batter can be mixed all in one bowl-- you have far better things to be doing with your time than dishes.
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They even look gorgeous right out of the oven, don’t they?! P1150659Skinny Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin