Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bit Of Banana - Applesauce Muffins…Low fat - no sugar added

This idea has been brewing in my head for days, I just had a feeling it was going to be good.

Sure enough…this is a keeper!

Only 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the entire recipe and no added sugar at all.  Fruit sweetened with applesauce and half a banana...raisins are optional. This recipe is gluten free, but can of course be made with any flour. Eggs are optional as well.

Weight watchers count 4 points per muffin, 3 without raisins.

Bit Of Banana - Applesauce Muffins         Makes 12 muffins
1 egg or egg replacer
1 Tbl coconut oil, melted    (other oil will work as well)
1 3/4 cups applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 banana, mashed
1 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour (or other gluten free flour such as oat)
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin tin with a non-stick spray or liners.
In a medium size bowl add the egg or egg replacer, melted coconut oil, applesauce and banana.
Mix well using a wire whisk.

In a small bowl add flours, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum or guar gum.
Add dry mixture to applesauce mixture, mix well with a large spoon. Stir in raisins.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. Let sit a couple minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

Store in the refrigerator for several days or freeze for longer storage.


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