Anyways, these are slighly better for you than normal, and I'd even consider these a reasonable substitute for brownies (and I love brownies). I'm a chocolate person, and these were choclatey enough for me without being too much. Their good warm, room temperature, and cold from the fridge! These little guys are awesome! You could definitely make this in the traditional bananna bread way, but I love the mini-cupcakes for portion control for the kiddos.
Chocolate Banana Muffins
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce (the single serve applesauce cups are 1/3 cup!)
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat half unbleached)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom of muffin pan with cooking spray.
2. Beat sugar, eggs, and applesauce in large bowl at medium speed until combined. Beat in banana and vanilla at low speed. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; beat into banana mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3 Spoon batter into pan. Bake 15-25minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
discovered that a tablespoon fills the mini cups perfectly. My six year old did this with hardly a mess!