Banana-Pineapple Muffins

Banana-Pineapple Muffins is an easy recipe for delicious muffins made with bananas, pineapple and plantain, baked in the oven and garnished with almonds. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (15) muffins. Banana-Pineapple Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends andbanana-pineapple-muffins guests.

Prep Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 18-22 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 large ripe plantain
1/4 tsp light butter
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp light butter
3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/3 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
8 oz light vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 small ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup sliced almonds, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1. To prepare plantain: Preheat oven to 350┬║ F. Slice skin of plantain and spread the 1/4 teaspoon butter and cinnamon on top. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove from skin and set aside.

2. To prepare muffins: Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a small bowl. In a large bowl, cream together the 2 tbsp butter, Sugar Blend and Brown Sugar Blend. Add egg whites, egg yolk, yogurt, vanilla, mashed banana, and plantain.

3. Fold in flour mixture. Fold in pineapple.

4. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

YIELD: 15 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 muffin per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 5
Carb Choices: 2-1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 210, otal Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 135mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 20g, Protein:4g

Original recipe and image from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. http://recipes.splenda.com/recipes/1397583-Pineapple-Plantain-Muffins

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