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Chocolate Chip Muffins (or tops)
Makes approx 36 mini muffins. * 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour * 3 egg whites * 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder * 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips * 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce * 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract * 1/2 cup fat-free half & half * 1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar * 1 1/2 tsp baking powder * 1 1/2 tsp baking soda * 1/4 tsp table salt * 1 1/2 cup hot water * 1 cup sugar * 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp unflavored fiber supplement (such as Metamucil Clear & Natural) 1. Preheat your oven to 365 F (Note: you will drop the temperature down before actually baking the muffins. Don’t forget!) 2. Using a mini muffin tin or a muffin top pan, lightly spray the pan with a non-stick spray. 3. Sift all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. 4. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all wet ingredients except the water. 5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the water and stir until completely incorporated. Do not over-stir. 6. Divide batter between muffin tins and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of each. 7. Put your muffins in the oven and CHANGE the temperature to 350 F. Bake 8-10 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not over-bake or they will get very dry. Let cool for 15 mins on a wire rack.
Nutrition (approx): 70 calories. 1g fat. 14g carb. 1g fiber. 1g protein.

Many of the breakfast cookie recipes I’ve seen online will have your arteries completely clogged by the very next day. I really like this one that I modified from the original to be fat free and have a little more flavor. You can also double this for a large batch.
This recipe is extremely healthy and easily beefed up with various add-ins to suit your preferences. It's also a great way to use up those extra bananas in a low calorie way and has absolutely no processed flour.
Here we go: 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit you want to add), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp Splenda , sugar or other sweetener.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl really well. Let this mixture stand for at least 5 minutes to let the oats become good and hydrated. Heap the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.
Variations: If you add some chopped nuts, you have a grab and go breakfast that includes protein as well as fruits and grains. Dried cranberries are also a great addition if you don't care for raisins, which some people don't. Cardamom fans may want to substitute that spice for the cinnamon.
You can make a huge batch of these and then freeze some, leaving a few to be snagged each morning while you and your other family members are on the way out the door.
It's important to note that this is not a…