I was excited to try the PB2 in some baking and these Chocolate Swirl PB2 Banana Muffins seemed like a good first project. I'm a sucker for muffins and have really been missing them on my WW plan. This recipe was shared on The Sweet Tooth Life blog and were easy to make. The muffins are made with regular, healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, oats, and banana, and you can substitute non-dairy choices and sweetener if you want to reduce the calories further or eliminate the milk. I chose to use almond milk (unsweetened, regular) since hubby couldn't have the muffins with the powdered peanut butter anyway. I used real sugar and a combination of quick oats and old fashioned for a bit of texture. I also used real chocolate chips since there are only 1/4 cup of them in the whole batch.
I must say the muffins smelled divine as they baked - very chocolatey! The results were great! They are tender and flavourful although I couldn't really taste the peanut butter that much. It's subtle! I also had trouble making them 'swirl' and they turned out more like a layered plain and chocolate effect. Still tasty though! The only downside is the recipe only makes 8 muffins and they were gone in a flash. WW Points values varied on the internet but I took an average and counted them as 4. The Chocolate Swirl PB2 Banana Muffins totally satisfied my 2:00 pm treat-with-tea craving and I will be making them again. You can use the link above to go to Mary Frances' blog and get the recipe.