Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip Muffins.

A perfect and healthy snack for any time of day, these muffins are heart healthy, yet still delicious! I ended up making only five muffins instead of six, because the batter made a little less then I expected, but the size of the muffins were perfect. This was the first of many times making these terrific little treats!

Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip Muffins.

1 c. old-fashioned oats.
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour.
2 tsp. baking powder.
1/2 tsp. baking soda.
1/2 tsp. salt.
1/4 c. brown sugar.
1 c. low-fat buttermilk.
1/4 c. orange juice.
2 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce.
1 lg. egg
1 tsp. vanilla.
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 6-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In bowl, whisk oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar. In small bowl, whisk buttermilk, juice, apple sauce, egg, and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Spoon batter into pan; bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.

Each muffin: About 170 calories, 5 g protein, 28 g carbs, 5 g total fat, 3 g fiber.