“The perfect NO SUGAR option dessert is just the right size for you and the littles”
Oh the muffin top. Not the one you’re thinking of that spills out of your pants, but the wonderful perfectly domed top of a baked muffin. Whenever I make or buy muffins, I find myself picking at the top and well, giving away the rest of it to my husband. He calls me the mouse that runs around the house at night and eats the tops of muffins. What can I say? I love the finer things in life and frankly, my current other “muffin top” doesn’t need to be fed the whole muffin.
This banana nut chocolate chip muffin top is so yummy and enough to satisfy the cravings. It’s hard to believe in 3 more months my second son will be eating solids. This won’t be his first food of course, but I’ll save it for my back pocket when he becomes more of an advanced eater.
This recipe has no sugar, aside from the chocolate chips (which you could leave out), but I included a sweeter alternative in the recipe below.
Fun fact: 1 cup of sugar is 773 calories while 1 cup of applesauce is 166. So it may be worth a try! But again for a sweeter variety add sugar.
- Wet Ingredients:
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 1 c. applesauce, sub for 1 c. sugar if you like the sweeter variety, or 1/2 c. applesauce, 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Dry Ingredients:
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a large bowl, mash bananas and mix in wet ingredients
- In another bowl, mix dry ingredients
- Combne dry ingredients mixture iand wet ingredients mixture
- Do not overmix
- Add walnuts and chocolate chips if desired
- In a muffin top pan , add mixture in each circle. Fill about 3/4 through
- Bake for 10 minutes, use a toothpick to check doneness
The no sugar option, is obviously less sweet. I personally like just a hint of sweetness in some baked goods. Substitute applesauce with sugar or half and half for a much sweeter variety.