Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {healthy, low-fat}




Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {healthy, low-fat}
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Serving: 12




Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 small to medium ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon melted coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 egg whites

1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)

2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (I used Fage)

1/2 cup mini or regular chocolate chips (I like mini)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and generously spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess water with a paper towel! This is an important step.
  3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In bowl of an electric mixer, add mashed banana, oil, honey, vanilla and eggs; mix until smooth. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and yogurt and beat again until well combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Remember not to over mix the batter — we want moist muffins! Gently fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups. The batter will probably reach the top of each muffin liner, but that’s okay — we’re making big muffins! Alternatively you can reduce the size and bake 15 muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!-