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Super Skinny Banana-Pecan Muffins

March 5, 2011

Not gonna lie – I love cupcakes. And cookies. And nutella.

Yet I happen to love my super skinny jeans as well, and sometimes it feels like I have to choose one over the other. Crisis!

This dilemma calls for a super (super super super) healthy treat, like these super skinny banana-pecan muffins – guaranteed to keep you slipping into your super skinnies!

Despite the fact that these are oil free and are made with (regular! Call me crazy!) whole wheat flour, they still manage to stay lovely and moist for about 4 days and have an oddly ‘buttery’ taste, from the pecans I suspect. Great served warm with a glass of nondairy milk or with a little coconut butter/nut butter/earth balance šŸ™‚

Adapted from Belly Bytes. The pictures in this post show them served with some vegan vanilla cream – recipe coming soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 C whole wheat flour (I used regular, worked out well!)
  • 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C raw sugar (I used low GI raw)
  • 1/2 T baking powder
  • 1/2 T baking soda
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 C soy (or any other nondairy) milk
  • 1/2 T ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 T water, set aside to thicken
  • 2 T unsweetened applesauce (you could use oil)
  • 1 large very ripe banana, mashed well
  • 1/4 C pecan halves, chopped and toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. In a large bowl mix together flour, rolled oats, salt and sugar. Sift in baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl mix the mashed banana, flaxseed and water mixture (flax ‘egg’), Ā applesauce and soy milk.
  3. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in toasted pecan pieces.
  5. Divide mixture between a muffin pan (either lightly oiled or lined with cupcake papers). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched and a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 10-12 muffins.

Look at those nutritional stats!

Nutritional info for 12 muffins made with unsweetened applesauce.

Topped with vegan cream (recipe coming soon!) and some pecan bits. It shocked me that something so delicious and satisfying was only 100 calories! On that note, that means they’re still healthy if you eat 5 of them…

…right?

Pearl xo

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2011 6:42 am

    I love muffins, these look delicious!

  2. nikie permalink
    March 22, 2011 9:23 pm

    they really are quite delicious! i’m making my 2nd batch in 3 days right now!

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