Saturday, September 27, 2008

No-Guilt Fudge Chip Muffins

From Health magazine, a recipe developed by celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel. These are dairy-free and 154 calories each. Oh, and they're wicked good. The recipe makes 8 muffins, but I prefer to make a dozen slightly smaller muffins instead (thus the calorie count goes down closer to 100).

cooking spray
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup turbinado sugar (i use white sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup oat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup semi-sweet dairy & gluten free chocolate chips (i use regular ones)
powdered sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Place paper liners in muffin tin and coat them with cooking spray.
2. Combine applesauce and next 4 ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the next 6 ingredients. Add oat mixture to applesauce mixture, stir until blended. Stir in choc chips.
3. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 20-22 minutes, rotating the pan a half-turn after 10 minutes. Muffins are done when tops are firm to the touch.
4. Cool slightly. Top with powdered sugar, if desired.

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