Chunky Monkey Mini Muffins

Chunky Monkey Mini Muffins

Chunky Monkey Mini Muffins

Makes 3 dozen mini muffins (or 18 full-sized muffins)

Hidden nutrition comes from mashed bananas, ground flaxseed, whole wheat flout, and vegan protein powder.  You can omit the protein powder and simply substitute with 1/4 cup white flour.  Mini chocolate chips make these irresistible for kids of all ages.

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
¼ cup vegan protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs ground flax meal + 6 tbsp. warm water
1 cups granulated cane sugar
2 cup mashed banana
1 cups (6-oz. pkg.) Vegan Mini Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 2 mini-muffin (36) with oil.  For oil-free, use a silicon muffin baking pan.

To make flax eggs: Combine flax with 6 tbsp. warm water and let sit for about 5 minutes, till gooey and egg-like

Sift together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine the banana, applesauce, and sugar in a blender.  Puree for about a minute.  Add the set flax eggs and puree more, until smooth and consistent.

Pour the wet into the dry ingredients along with the mini chocolate chips.  Gently fold the wet into the dry, just until combined.  Be careful not to overmix!

Portion a heaping tablespoon of batter into each mini-muffin cup.  This should make about 36 mini muffins (or 18 regular-sized) muffins.

Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned and passes the clean-toothpic test.

Remove from oven and let cool 10.  Remove from baking pan and let cool completely before storing.

Refrigerate and consume within a week. Freeze for longer storage.

 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (2 mini muffins)

Calories 204.74
Calories From Fat (21%) 41.98
Calories From Protein (18%) 37.53
Calories From Carbohydrates (61%) 125.23
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

Total Fat 4.96g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.74g 14%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g 
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g 
Trans Fatty Acids 0g 
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 224.62mg 9%
Potassium 113.25mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 32.61g 11%
Fiber 2.78g 11%

Sugar 21.32g 
Protein 8.78g 18%
 

Vitamin A 16.78IU <1%
Vitamin C 2.19mg 4%
Calcium 83.77mg 8%
Iron 3.06mg 17%
Vitamin E 0.06mg <1%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.07mg 5%
Riboflavin 0.05mg 3%
Niacin 0.65mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 5%
Folate 15.99mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.14mg 1%
Vitamin K 0.27mcg <1%
Phosphorus 30.78mg 3%
Magnesium 14.35mg 4%
Zinc 0.19mg 1%
Copper 0.05mg 3%
Manganese 0.24mg 12%
Selenium 2.64mcg 4%
Alcohol 0g 
Caffeine 0mg 
Water 19.78g 0%