My posts for this weekend are a bit off because I spent the weekend upstate. I made food to bring along in case I got hungry. This recipe from Veganomicon was perfect. It's listed as Lower Fat Banana Bread, but I opted to follow the optional suggestions and make it as muffins and with a few chocolate chips added. They are yummy and flavorful and pretty filling too. Perfect for a road trip when you're hungry and need something to hold you over til you get to your destination.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in a muffin tin.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add the sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses, and whisk briskly to incorporate.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 18 minutes (it took 50 for me). The top should be lightly browned and a knife inserted through the center should come out clean.