You know, muffins are a total opposite of their counterparts, the glamorous cupcakes. While a cupcake attracts you with it's beauty and charm, the humble muffin attracts you with it's warmth and wit, quite like the a super hot woman you see in the club (but can't get) and the woman you want to spend your life with. The analogy is cringe-worthy but hey! you know it's true.
BTW, I spent the weekend in Agra, marveling at the beautiful Taj Mahal and I have to say, at the first glimpse of the magnificent monument, you take a step back and go "Whoa!". Then you spend the weekend putting all kinds of crap in your body, without thinking of the muffin top. When you come back, you want to think of a way to honor the muffin top, so you end up making muffins but the ones with zero fat, that make you want to hug them and cry out with relief. Try them, they're real good. (I promise you won't miss butter in them!)
No Fat Banana Muffins
- makes 5 large muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unprocessed brown sugar (shakkar)
1/2 cup skim milk (mixed with 1/2 tbsp vinegar and left to stand for 5 minutes)
2 large eggs
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp almond/coconut/olive oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 160C.
Whisk eggs and unprocessed sugar. Add oil, peanut butter, and milk. Whisk everything together for a minute.
Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold with a spatula till all the ingredients are well incorporated. Fold in the bananas and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a muffin tray or muffin cups. Bake till a skewer inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
1. The milk+vinegar mixture is a technique I learnt from my friend and fellow blogger, Schee Culina, who makes some real good food. It is the secret to fluffy goodness.
2. This recipe is very versatile. Feel free to use oats, wheat bran, or even semolina as an additional ingredient. Make sure you change the quantity of other ingredients accordingly.