Ready for some non-Easter recipes yet? We’ve taken a brief hiatus this week after Easter to recuperate and to start getting into spring-mode! We have been brainstorming a lot of new recipes ideas and can’t wait to share them. In the meanwhile, I wanted to share the recipe for these chocolate peanut butter banana muffins that I made for the first time about six months ago and have made several times since. T loves them and I really don’t mind eating them myself ;)
The original recipe is from Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious. In her cookbook, she incorporates a lot of pureed fruits and vegetables into recipes so that kids (especially picky eaters) get more nutrients into their diet. The original recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of pureed carrots or cauliflower, but I haven’t yet tried making them with this. The recipe I have tried does incorporate a bananas, peanut butter, and applesauce- they are amazingly moist considering they only have one egg white and no oil or butter in them.
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup all purpose flour (alternatively, you could use ½ cup whole wheat flour and ½ cup all purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, line a muffin tin with paper baking cups.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix ½ cup of the brown sugar with the peanut butter, applesauce, mashed banana and egg white. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour(s), baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the mixed dry ingredients with the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips until fully mixed. Add the remaining ½ of brown sugar and stir once or twice.
- Use a spoon to pour the batter in 12 muffin cups (the batter may be a bit thicker than a regular muffin recipe.) Bake for 18-20 minutes or until tops of the muffins are set and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow the muffins to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes. Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack.
Source: Adapted from Deceptively Delicious and Once a Month Mom