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attempted low fat banana muffins.. need improvements

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Well, I tried following the highest ranked banana bread recipe on here, I even followed the suggestions to use applesauce in place of the sugar. They look alright, but need more spice than 2 tsp of cinnamon and 2tsp of vanilla. I don't like milk in them, it changes the crust and texture, any thoughts? I need to find gramma's recipe and tweak it. In all I put 1cup unsweetened applesauce in each batch. I got to the last batch to make and only had two bananas left, so I added two single serving containers of plain soy yogurt I had, 1/2 cup of dried seeds and berries I received from Graze, and 1/4 c skim milk. Again, I don't like the milk, but they came out with a nice texture.

The only bad thing, the muffins ALL stuck to the paper liners! Meh... next time, just spray or grease the pan and/or spray the wrappers too. I'm waiting to see if they will unstick when they cool but not hoping.

Options to try... more yogurt, no milk, more cinnamon, zucchini shreds, orange zest, cloves

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    If there is not enough fat in the muffin, they will stick to the paper liners. You have a few choices. Personally, I think fat is a necessary ingredient. I only add 1/4 cup of melted butter or oil, but I know my body needs fat. (Going fat-free actually caused my endocrine disorders). If you like the taste of coconut, coconut oil in banana muffins would taste pretty good in my book.

    The other option is to not use paper liners and grease your tins.

    Good luck and let us know how you make out.
    1874 days ago
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