Anyway, with a busy work schedule this week I decided to whip up a batch that I could take with me for breakfast or snacks. These muffins are also a great and nutritious snack for kids. My daughter loves them! I will say that I had a terrible time trying to find ground flaxseed at the store. I wandered the store for about 15 minutes before I finally asked someone for help. Here’s a tip: it is usually stored in the refrigerated section of the healthy/wholefoods isle. You can also just buy whole flaxseeds and grind them yourself with a food processor.
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
pinch of salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
2 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate (or dark chocolate chips)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda,
cinnamon, flaxseed and salt.
2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat bananas until smooth. Add egg whites and beat until combined. Gradually mix in applesauce honey and coconut oil.
3. Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture; stir in chocolate chunks and nuts.
4. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each cup to the top with batter and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned on top.
Makes a dozen muffins.