‘Skinny’ Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chunk Muffins.

After my muffin binge yesterday and the day before I decided to try something a bit healthier for Sunday to go alongside the Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream that’s planned for later on this evening. I also wanted to try another recipe off Sally’s Baking Addiction. Just to make sure that Friday night’s recipe wasn’t a wild mistake and Sally’s baking and recipe writing skills aren’t as mind blowing as they seem. There was no need. These ‘skinny peanut butter and banana chocolate chunk (my addition, though absolutely necessary in my mind) muffins were no let down.
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If I hadn’t baked them myself I would never have believed that they were anything less than completely authentic all butter muffins. They were moist and rich, not crumbly at all. I think it was the low fat yoghurt that gave them that brilliant softness .They were, I’m not going to say dense, because that gives a bad impression and the only impression that I want to give here today is good. What I mean by putting that word dense here at all is that they were filling. Not a muffin to be taken lightly, please excuse the pun. 🙂 I, despite my amazing ability to eat an immense amount of food in a sitting could only manage 1 and a half. I think it must be the protein in that half cup of peanut butter alongside those two ripe bananas that has me still full a couple of hours later.

I think this one shows how moist these muffins really were the best.

I think this one shows how moist these muffins really were the best.

Sally is a god. I just think I have to get that out there. Maybe I should write some sort of a prayer or something…. Is that weird? Anyways, if I did,  I reckon it would go something like this:

Sally,                                                                                                                                                                                              Creator of the absolute nicest most amazing muffins in the world,                                                         Not to diss your other baked goods or anything I just haven’t tried them yet                                   I’m sure they’re really amazing too. 🙂                                                                                                                       Please keep coming up with great recipes.                                                                                                             Rock (and bake) on!

Now, this post will have to be quick, there’s an ongoing hum in the background of ‘Are you nearly done’, from my mother. She really wants to go and watch ‘The Matrix’ with me you see (I know, on a school night, terrible!).  It’s been coming on for a while. It’s been a good few years since we watched it last, the shock of the ending (I won’t say any more on that for fear of spoilers, it really is a good trilogy, you should watch it) on my young and innocent mind caused me to become more and more reluctant to re-watch it. But now I have to face the music. Wish me luck!

So instead of leaving you feeling deprived of my good company, I’ll leave you with a host of pictures of these muffins for you to drool over along with the link to Sally’s recipe if you want to see more (way better than my) pictures or actually cook the real thing.

Link:

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/09/18/skinny-peanut-butter-banana-muffins/

And now for the pictures:

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Just a quick note, the chocolate chips/ in my case chunks, are not optional. Even if you are on a diet. Brave the calories, for me, please! They’re SO good, especially fresh from the oven. Warm, melted, delicious chocolate. You really don’t want to miss out on it.

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I put this one in in case your eyes are allergic to purple, even though I think that the napkin looks nice. Also, to even more show up the peanut butter drizzle on the top for 2 reasons. Reason number 1. It’s really good, like extremely good. Yet again, especially when it’s warm.                                                                                                                                                                                            Reason number 2. I was quite proud of my drizzles. I think some of them look pretty good. And yes, I know, I’m extremely modest.

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And that, take note of the wrappers, is where the rest of the muffins are on their way to. So I’m going to go and fulfill that prophesy now.

🙂                                                                                                                                                                                                       xxx  ❤

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2 thoughts on “‘Skinny’ Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chunk Muffins.

  1. Hey Lara! Great blog. Those muffin pictures certainly got me salivating. I have to say though, my all-time favorite bit was Mr. Eggy. I hope to see him again. I was thinking he could be your cooking assistant, as you already have your dishwasher. I do realize that his ending was probably not a happy one, but he could certainly be reincarnated. Best of luck on your taste-bud tinging quest for the Holy Grail of deliciousness.
    -Jessamyn

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