Sunday, 14 October 2012

Weightwatchers Muffins for 3 Propoints

Mashed banana, Brazil nuts and chocolate chips yum!

Its Sunday, its cold, the colours of Autumn are fabulous.  What's needed today is a brisk walk to get the only colour were used to in Ireland.  Rosie cheeks.  Then come home to a banana muffin with bits of chunky Brazil nuts and dotted with chocolate chips and a mug of steaming hot tea.  

Now that's what Sundays were made for. 

I don't know about anyone else but sometimes, when i decide that my treat for the day is something that ive bought i tend to over indulge (cough, cough).  However, if i have actually baked my sweat treat i tend to enjoy my food and not over indulge.

There was a lot of recipes floating around on the internet for banana and nut bread which i am a total lover of but when it comes to the crunch sometimes i take the aul wives tales of "cut bread thin and cake thick" to its extremes.  So i decided that i was just going to turn one of the loaves into muffins or buns as i like to call them.

I got this recipe from and they were actually called Simple Sundays, Banana and choc chip muffins so how could i resist. 

I actually cannot tell the difference between a bun and a muffin except for a bun is an actual portion and a muffin is at least 4 portions in one.  If anyone has an actual answer please let me know. 

Weightwatchers Propoints per Muffin 3
Weightwatchers Propoints per Recipe 41
Serves 12


200ml of Aldi Semi Skimmed Milk 
1 tsp of Vinegar

190g of Self Raising Flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bread soda
9 Brazil Nuts chopped finely
Tbl of sugar
2 Tbl of Flora ProActive Light
3 Bananas mashed
3 Tbl of Dr. Oetker Mini Choc Chips


Pour the vinegar into the milk and set aside.  This makes buttermilk.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.

Sift or whisk flour, salt, baking powder and bread soda. Add nuts if using, then set aside. In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, and then add the bananas.

Add dry ingredients and buttermilk, to egg mixture, alternating until incorporated. Try to end with the dry ingredient addition, and be sure not to over mix.  Stir in the choc chips until combined. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full. 

Set in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean. 

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have too!

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