9.20.2012

Skinny Banana Muffins

As my bitty baby girl, mini-muffin#3 turns 6 months old next week, I decided it was time I finally lost the baby weight.

I'm so glad I have her to blame this on, along with two other mini-muffins.

So, in spite of the fact that I probably had baby weight to lose long before these babies were a twinkle in their daddy's eye, I'm going off the deep end and into the Weight Watchers pool.

However, while watching weight (hopefully watching it disappear!), I haven't lost sight of my loves: muffins.

These babies (ahem, muffins) even dive for your sweet tooth with a bit of lemon frosting. 

This is my take on a Weight Watcher's recipe.  I'm calling them Skinny Banana Muffins, because the name Lemon Frosted Diet Dr. Pepper Banana Muffins is a little much, even for me.

Skinny Banana Muffins

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 large bananas
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup of Diet Dr. Pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
5 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh)
2 teaspoons vanilla

Step #1: Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, and bananas in the mixer.  I just throw the whole very ripe bananas in.  Nice and lumpy, yum.

Step #2: Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour and mix again.

Step #3: Add Diet Dr. Pepper and mix.

Step #4: Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray and fill each cup with batter.

Step #5: Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step #6: While they're baking, (wash your mixing bowl) and mix together all the ingredients for the frosting - powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla. 

Step #7: Let the muffins cool and then ice them! Yum! 6 Points+ each (including frosting!)

4 comments:

  1. Love the sound of these! I've never tried baking with diet dr pepper before, I want to try!

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  2. Good luck with loosing weight! Don't torture yourself too much though.. :)
    Banana muffins I always like.. :)

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  3. Yaaaaay! I'm on a bit of a health kick myself (no babies to blame it on though, boo!) So glad to have found a nice skinny muffin - i love lemon icing too, yum!

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  4. Great job:) The muffins looks wonderful - I like the addition of the Diet Dr Pepper. Can't wait to try them.

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