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Banana-Spice Muffins

Yield 1 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 small)
  • 2/3 cup 2% low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 125
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 22.6 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 194 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture. Combine banana and next 7 ingredients (banana through egg) in a bowl, and add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

  3. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately, and cool on a wire rack.