Let’s talk baked goods! What some of you may not know about me is I love food! I adore food! ummm did I mention I love food. I love to cook, I love to go to restaurants and I’ve broken my weekly budget at times, because I will spend my hard earned money on a good meal. I have been deemed the designated foodie with my friends. They usually leave it up to me to pick restaurants. Along with being a foodie I also love to cook. I enjoy revamping recipes to make them healthy so I can enjoy my fav foods without having to extend my gym time by 5 hours. These muffins I made the other day were a big hit, how do I know this..? My father who is not the biggest fan of fit food ate more than one! That’s when you know it is GOOD! So, I felt it necessary to share it with you.
I hadn’t planned to make muffins but in NYC we have fruit cart people on almost every corner. If you’re not from NYC these are people who sell fresh fruit and veggies on the street for a fraction of the cost of our local markets. Now, the stuff isn’t organic but when my budget is tight it’s the next best thing! My local veggie man who I’m on a first name basis with gave me two great big bags of ripe bananas for free. Luckily it was my day off and I went directly home and started playing around with recipes. And this one won!
These are moist delicious and the macro counts on them aren’t bad at all. (I’ll explain what macros are in a later post).
1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt (I like fage)
1/2 cup apple sauce (I used sweetened. But, feel free to use unsweetened)
2 cups rolled oats
2 Ripe bananas
1/4 cup honey + a little squeeze extra for good luck!
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp chocolate chips ( I love dark chocolate, so that’s what I used. Fill these babies with whatever your heart desires).
Mix all the ingredients in a blender (Except the chocolate chips) I blended mine in my Vitamix.
Poor in to muffin tins sprayed with coconut spray or whatever spray oil you have on hand.
Cook for 15-20 minutes until the tops pop back on you when you press them down gently. Let them cool, and enjoy!