Cocoa Banana Muffins
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup nondairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vinegar (preferably balsamic)
1 cup water
1 banana, chopped finely
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts, preferably walnuts and/or pecans, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa.
2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil, applesauce, vanilla extract, milk, and vinegar. Pour the wet ingredients on top of the dry, and add the water.
3. Mix until barely combined, and then fold in the banana, chocolate chips, and nuts. Mix well, and pour into a prepared muffin pan.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Source of recipe: I was playing around in the kitchen, and this is what I came up with.