Monday, February 10, 2014

Banana Apple Walnut Chip Muffins (low fat)

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I know right?  These little babies are absolutely delicious.  Delicious I say and just bursting with flavor...
No one will ever know they are low fat.  I know!!


These muffins were the result of my tweaking an old Weight Watchers recipe I had.  I love banana muffins, (who doesn't), and I adore apple and walnuts.  Add in some chocolate chips and well, I'm in heaven...
So tweaking I did, and I can honestly tell you, we had total success.
They are bursting with fruit flavors, a little special twist to the walnuts, which leaves a total "wow factor".  Then we add in those amazing chocolate chips.  Shhhhh, it's our secret that they are low fat.  "Mum's the word".


Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 22-23minutes
Yield: 12 good size muffins

Ingredients:  

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (I used Kosher)
1 large egg
1 cup low fat buttermilk (I used the 1 cup to 1 tbsp acidic to make my own)
1 medium sized banana, mashed
1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp brown sugar *optional*
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray your muffin tins, or insert your liners into your muffin tins, set aside.

-Using a small non-stick saute pan, add in your chopped walnuts and lightly toast.  If you want to add a "wow factor", who doesn't right? Stir and incorporate the brown sugar into the walnuts till they are lightly toasted and smell wonderful, just a couple of minutes is all. Remove from heat immediately and place into a small glass or ceramic bowl. By adding the brown sugar into the walnuts you are making almost like a brittle consistency and flavor to the walnuts, this is totally optional, but highly recommended. 

-In a medium bowl, add your mashed banana, grated apple, egg, buttermilk and vanilla, set aside. 

-In another medium size bowl, add in your flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and finally the salt.

-Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just blended, do not over mix.

-Spoon the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 22-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 



-Remove from oven, and let sit in muffin tins for a couple of minutes, then remove onto baking rack.




Watch out for sticky fingers waiting with anticipation for these gems to come out of the oven...
Don't even think about telling them they are low fat, it's our secret!!



Till next time!
Dishin with Didi

8 comments :

  1. I am a big muffin lover and eat low fat always, so this is a must try!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did my friend!

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  2. Yummolicious is all I can say. And knowing you, no one will ever know they are low fat. Good job Dedes, will be making these sooooon:)

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  3. These are the best banana muffins. They come out perfectly every time and they are a big hit when I bring them in to work.

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    1. Yay my friend!! I am so very happy you tried and like them!!

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  4. Very good. Liked the flavor and how easy it was to make. Will make these more than banana muffins.

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    1. Hello harry potter tour london and welcome! I am so glad you made and enjoyed them. They are easy to make my friend aren't they? Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know! ♥ Welcome!

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