I have a huge sweet tooth. To me, a meal isn’t complete if it’s not capped off with something sweet. But at the same time, I rarely buy candy or packaged sugary goods at the grocery store. Mostly because I know they’ll all be eaten. And quickly. By avoiding purchasing treats, I have to make them from scratch (which would make the average person less likely to eat treats. Not me, though). Muffins have become my solution to post-meal dessert cravings. When there’s nothing sweet in the house and I haven’t prepared anything to be made, I can always turn to muffins. They rarely require prep-work and tend to dirty only one mixing bowl. They can be thrown together in the amount of time it takes the oven to preheat. And what could be better than that when you’re craving something sweet, and now?
Taste: Rich with chocolate and sweetened with banana. The banana flavor intensifies the longer these muffins sit out.
Texture: Oh so moist and studded with melting chocolate chips. You’d never know the recipe was made with applesauce or whole wheat flour.
Ease: Muffin recipes are my favorite for a tasty, homemade treat because they are so simple and quick to make.
Appearance: My muffins would have looked better in darker baking cups but white was all I had. I still adore the rich chocolate color.
Pros: Quick, easy, tasty, and relatively guilt-free.
Would I make this again? Absolutely.
Chocolate Banana Muffins
- 3 large bananas
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips