Posted by: laurisof | July 12, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I´ve always loved the banana – chocolate combination and I love it even more in the form of anything baked, especially muffins. The good thing about these is that you can decide to make them “light” by changing the sugar for Splenda and the regular yoghourt or sour cream for their low-fat versions. I´ve made them both ways and they came out delicious both times. They are really easy to make and they turn out really moist.

I borrowed the recipe from recipezaar:

  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1-1/2 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together bananas, sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla until well mixed. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir flour mixture into banana mixture. Divide among prepared muffin cups. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake in centre of oven for 15 minutes or until a tester inserted in centre of muffins comes out clean.

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