August Morning Muffins

I wasn’t really sure how to title these muffins. These bad boys are so chock full of healthy deliciousness, every time I came up with a name I felt it left something out, and the whole name was a doozy. Low-Fat Zucchini, Carrot, Applesauce, Olive Oil, Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins?! Whew, I need a muffin just to get my energy back from saying all that!

These muffins were awesome. They are utterly delicious, and so moist you don’t even need to add any butter! In fact, the same day that we finished the first batch, I made a second batch. Breakfast has become a race because if Ladybug finishes her muffin before you do, it is absolute law that you share the rest of yours. And its hard not to, with her signing “more” with such a sweet smile on her face. Ignore her, though, and suddenly “more” is signed with attitude and determination.

August Morning Muffins  ( Adapted from Friends for Weight Loss) These are apparently worth 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus points each, but that is without the chocolate chips. Those were my rebellious addition.

1 very ripe banana, mushed
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
3/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp wheat germ
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.
Prepare 18 muffin cups by your choice method – either grease or line with muffin cups.
In a large mixing bowl mix the mashed banana, oil, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, sour cream, applesauce, and brown sugar.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring until just blended.
Fold in the shredded zucchini, carrots, walnuts and chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 25 minutes.

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1 Comment

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    Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    October 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Surprise! I had your blog for SRC….and we loved these muffins..thanks for a great recipe!

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