Both Randy & I have been trying to be a little more conscious of the amount of calories we are consuming in a day... So when I found the recipe for these muffins I had to try them! Only 170.5 calories per muffin! One tip I do have is to not cheap out on the muffin liners... The first batch I made I had big problems getting the muffins out of the liners to eat them! I had these liners in the cupboard... They are lined with tinfoil like liners... Are very nice looking too!!! And the muffins just come perfectly out of them! So here is the recipe for my new favorite muffin... From Skinnytaste.com
2 Tbsp butter,softened
1/3 cup white sugar
3 1/2 ripe medium banana's,mashed
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees... Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
In mixer cream butter & sugar. Add egg whites, apple sauce, vanilla, and bananas.. Beat at a medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.. Mix together. Add flour mixture to banana mixture in the mixer, then blend at a low speed till combined... Don't over mix. Fold in chocolate chips, pour batter into muffin tins. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack.
At skinnytaste.com she made a glaze out of icing sugar and water which she drizzled over the muffins after they were cooled... I found they were sweet enough and didn't need the extra decorating drizzle in them so left it off.