I love Banana Bread but I know that its not so much bread as it is a cake hidden in loaf form. I also know it can hide a lot of calories as well as fats and sugars.
I still however will indulge from time to time, but in the between times I wanted to see if I could come up with a lower calorie option which was still yummy and enjoyable and of course making 'mini' muffins or bites is one way to keep the serving size contained while being quick to grab while living the busy lives we all seems to have these days.
There is still some sugar in the recipe being a 1/3 cup but as this is distributed between the 24 bites its not so bad being only 1/2 teaspoon per bite. I might next time even try using a powered sweetener. If they work out I'll be sure to let you know.
I decided to add walnuts to these bites as well just for the added texture they bring. You can choose to leave these out or even sub in a different nut if you prefer, just remember all changes will change the caloric outcome. My bites came to only 71 calories each, so I will happily have 2 at a time for a morning or afternoon snack with a warm drink to get the winter chills at bay.
To make these you will require:
1 x24 or 2 x 12 'mini' muffin hole trays
2 egg whites, beaten
1/2 cup (150 grams) apple sauce
2 bananas, mashed
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1 & 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 180°C
Grease the muffin tray/s. (I don't use papers for minis like these but you can if you prefer)
Pretty simple after you have gathered your ingredients simply Mix together all the dry ingredients, and set aside.
Then mix together all the wet ingredients.
Then combine the wet with the dry and mix until just combined. As with any muffin remember not to over mix or you will get tough muffins.
Fill the muffin holes all the way using all the batter, that way you will get nice full muffins with a great top!
Bake 12 -14 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean) and enjoy warm or cold!
Until next time ... Happy Home Baking!!