Last year when I started back on Weight Watchers I missed baking, in a bad way. Luckily, Weight Watchers had several recipes on their website that involved flour, sugar, measuring, etc. I'm not a huge fan of some of their weight loss techniques (artificial sweeteners, fat-free, 'fake' foods, etc) but with a few modifications, this recipe turned out to be perfectly delicious and healthy. JP even asks for these often for her school snack! I keep them in the freezer and throw a few in her snack box in the morning and they are thawed out by snack time. If you want a chocolate fix right now and can't wait, just pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Super easy and great to have on hand!
Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
Makes about 36 mini muffins
1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup uncooked, quick oats
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
1 large banana, mashed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375. Coat mini muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine yogurt, milk, oats, vanilla extract and egg. Set aside for 5 minutes for oats to soften. Stir in mashed banana.
In a separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into yogurt mixture to moisten ingredients. Do not beat. Dough will be very thick. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into prepared mini muffin tins. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Adapted from Weight Watchers
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!