I feel like my baking rate has gone down significantly, which is likely due to trying not have as many sweets lying about to tempt me. But when I saw these skinny cupcakes on Sally’s Baking Addiction, I knew they were destined to be made in my oven. After all, I never miss an opportunity for some peanut butter and chocolate lovin’. However, even thought they are titled as “cupcakes” I actually ate them more often in the morning than as a dessert. So they can either be a treatful breakfast, or a healthier dessert.
Two years ago: Irish Car Bomb Brownies
SKINNY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL CUPCAKES
Makes 12 cupcakes
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg whites
3/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used 0% vanilla Chobani)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, melted
1/3 cup peanut butter chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups. Set aside.
- In a large bowl stir together the banana, sugar, egg whites, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly stir into the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups. Take 1 teaspoon of melted peanut butter and spoon it on top of the batter. Swirl it around with a knife or a toothpick. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction