Sunday, December 2, 2012

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF)

I wasn't sure how these muffins would turn out...originally they were too dry so I added 1/4 cup of almond milk, then I thought they might be too wet.  The batter looked pretty thin when I put it in the muffin pan.  I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted them ... I thought they were REALLY good and had a nice texture.  

This recipe was adapted from a recipe in The Joy of Muffins Cookbook  .  I REALLY like this cookbook - there are a lot of GREAT muffin recipes in it.  But the recipes are not vegan, low fat, or gluten-free, so I am trying to go through the cookbook and convert the recipes to vegan, low fat, and gluten-free versions of the muffins.  Of course I need to also add things like cocoa powder and vegan chocolate chips !!!!  I am SUCH a chocoholic !!!!!

3/4 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 cup Millet Flour
3/4 cup Sweet White Rice Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves (heaping 1/2 tsp)
1/2 cup Sucanat   (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup almond milk
2 medium to large very ripe bananas, mashed

Mix applesauce, almond milk and mashed bananas in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin PanCasabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan,  Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories 186, Total Fat 4.1g, Cholesterol 2mg,  Sodium 62mg, Carbs 35.9g, Fiber 2.3g, Sugars 14.4g, Protein 2.9g

Give thanks to the God of gods.  His love continues forever.
Psalm 136:2 (NCV)


  1. ok, any muffin with chocolate chips wins in my book! good luck baking through your muffin cookbook! muffin batter can be tricky, i know i get nervous too when it is much too thin going into the oven! good job with these though - they look great!

    1. THANKS A LOT, Sally !!!! I REALLY appreciate your comment !!! I agree, muffins are ALWAYS better with chocolate chips !!!! Every time I try new muffins, I REALLY try to resist adding chocolate chips, and I usually don't make out very well... they either end up with cocoa powder and/or chocolate chips !!! It's true, muffin batter can be tricky. THANKS for visiting my blog !!!!!!


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