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Weight Watchers Banana Bran Muffins recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Baking Powder (1.0 tbsp)
  2. Nutmeg (Ground) (0.125 tsp)
  3. Baking Powder (Low Sodium) (0.5 tsp)
  4. Baking Soda (0.5 tsp)
  5. Oat Bran - dry (1.5 cup)
  6. Wheat Germ (0.3 cup)
  7. Sugar (3.0 tsp)
  8. Ground Cinnamon (0.25 tsp)
  9. Ground flax seed meal (2.0 tbsp)
  10. Banana - mashed (2.0 extra large)
  11. Nonfat Buttermilk (0.5 cup)
  12. Egg White (2.0 large)
  13. Vanilla Extract (1.0 tsp)
  14. Applesauce Unsweetened (1.0 cup sauce)

Instructions

A great recipe that will help you in preparing banana bran muffins that will not ruin your diet.

  • Start by preparing your oven; preheat it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a non-stick cooking spray, coat the bottoms of the muffin pan with it. Set aside.
  • Next, combine the dry ingredients together. Make sure to combine well the following in a mixing bowl – 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 and a half cups of dry oat bran, 2/3 cup of oat flour, 1/3 cup of wheat germ, 1 tablespoon of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed meal. When done mixing, set aside the bowl with mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, mash 2 bananas. When the bananas are mashed, combine it with ½ cup of butter milk, 2 egg whites, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce.
  • In the bowl with the mixture of dry ingredients make a well and then add the mixture of wet ingredients with mashed bananas. Stir until combined.
  • When the batter is ready, divide it between 12 muffin cups. Make sure to equally divide the batter on all the muffin cups.
  • When done, place the muffin cups into the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. When the muffins are baked, let them cool for 5 minutes. Remove from the pans and allow them to cool on cooling rack.
  • Place your baked banana bran muffins to a large serving plate and serve.
  • Tip:
    You can substitute buttermilk with plain yogurt or ½ cup pf low fat or fat free milk and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.

    Facts on Bananas:

    The ripe banana is often used in a variety of ways in the human diet - from simply being peeled and eaten out of-hand to being sliced and served in fruit cups and salads, sandwiches, custards and gelatins; being mashed and included into ice cream, bread, muffins, and cream pies. These are just some of the multitude ways that most of us do with ripe bananas.

    Ripe bananas are often sliced lengthwise, baked or broiled, and served with a garnish of brown sugar or chopped peanuts as an accompaniment for ham or other meats. Ripe bananas may be thinly sliced and cooked with lemon juice and sugar to make jam or sauce, stirring frequently during 20 or 30 minutes until the mixture jells.

    Whole, peeled bananas can be spiced by adding them to a mixture of vinegar, sugar, cloves and cinnamon which has boiled long enough to become thick, and then letting them cook for 2 minutes.

    Banana or plantain flour, or powder, is made domestically by sun-drying slices of unripe fruits and pulverizing. Commercially, it is produced by spray-drying, or drum-drying, the mashed fruits. The flour can be mixed 50-50 with wheat flour for making cupcakes.

    In Africa, ripe bananas are made into beer and wine. The Tropical Products Institute in London has established a simple procedure for preparing acceptable vinegar from fermented banana rejects.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    93.9

  • Fat

    1.3g

  • Carbs

    19.3g

  • Protein

    3.9g