Sunday, February 7, 2010

go bananas!

I've been wanting to make a "healthy" cookie for a while now. So I did a little research on sugar and fat substitutions, and thought about which extra healthy add-ins would work well together. Then I typed in some key ingredients into Google image search (the best way to filter recipes because you can judge them based on looks) and found this recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. It sounded fabulous so I altered it with my own spin, and they are absolutely amazing! The only problem is, they aren't cookies. Nope. They're muffin tops. But they're still amazing. And Healthy.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Muffin Tops
2 1/4 C flour
1/2 C oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1/2 C applesauce
3/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 mashed ripe bananas
2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 C walnuts

*preheat oven to 350

Mix applesauce and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Add in eggs one at a time. Add in mashed banana. In seperate bowl mix dry ingredients. Add dry mixture to wet mixture in small doses. I know the batter looks runny, but it will be fine. Mix in your chocolate chips and walnuts. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. This step is very important, as they will stick to the pan. :) Drop your muffin tops onto cookie sheet spacing evenly. You don't have to worry about them expanding...they won't. That being said, if you slop them onto the pan they will look sloppy. Bake for 7 minutes. They will look like cookies, but taste like muffiny goodness. I can't tell you how many this recipe yeilds, as we already ate too many to count. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

it's bananas. b-a-n-a-n-a-s.

4 comments:

coffin confections said...

i might just get that engagement ring yet!

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Nicki-(sorry, but your other friends can call you Nicole) your blog is great, can't wait to try muffies without a muffie pan!!!!! always thought they would ooze over the edge.

coffin confections said...

thanks cyndi!

coffin confections said...

I wanted to add that these are much better warm. Eat as many as you can stuff into your belly as soon as they come out of the oven, with a tall glass of frosty milk. That's an order!