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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Banana Mint Chip Muffins

I just want to 'rant' a little before I get into this recipe. I've been "accused" of not sharing my recipes, just a 'link'......which is a link to my recipes! If this isn't sharing, I don't know what is! Not only do I SHARE the recipes, but those of you who went to my Weight Watchers meetings as well as local friends and neighbors have even sampled some of the yummy goodness I make. How is that not sharing??? Ugh. Done. Off my Rant Box and on to this recipe! <all rants should be that short>

Don't turn your nose up at this combination and don't think I'm any nuttier than I am! I had bananas that were sitting on the counter getting funkier. I went thru my 'goodie container' in the cabinet to see what I needed to use before it expired. This is what I came up with. I actually questioned my own (in)sanity in this combo.....but it works!

Makes 12 Muffins
1 Muffin = 4 PointsPlus™

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Splenda granulated
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (@ 2 large)
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup mint chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray a muffin pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, Splenda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix mashed bananas, egg substitute, melted butter, vanilla and milk.

Stir banana mixture into the dry mixture until just blended.

Stir in chips.

Fill each muffin section @3/4 full. Bake 25 – 30 minutes until the tops are pale golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

MY SPIN: I now remember why I don't like to bake in muffin/cupcake papers. Most of them had the paper stick to them......which is why the directions say to spray a muffin pan versus line with paper. Once the muffin is done, you can always place them in the papers for 'looks'.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!!   *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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