|Chocolate Applesauce Muffins - ButterYum|
Little ButterYum made these muffins for me on Mother's Day. What a wonderful treat they were (and low cal).
Chocolate Applesauce Muffins
makes 18 (140 calories each)
adapted from The Low GI Cookbook
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick baking spray or paper liners. Cream butter and sugar together until light in color, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and cocoa powder; mix until smooth. Fold in applesauce. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix just until combined (don't over mix). Fill cups about 3/4 full. Bake 22-25 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a couple crumbs attached. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan, placing on cooling rack to cool completely.
Note: I think almond would be a nice flavor variation - I'll give it a try and report back soon..