Marvelous Marbled Mookies
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1/3 cup silken tofu, firm
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup chocolate or carob chips, or 3 tablespoons carob or cocoa powder
A mookie is a muffin baked like a cookie on a baking sheet. I love them! This particular mookie is great as a rich breakfast or snack.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a food processor, blend together applesauce, sugars and molasses. Add the tofu and blend very well. Add in flour, salt, baking soda and blend well again. Add the peanut butter and--you guessed it--blend very well.
In a large separate bowl, melt the chocolate or carob. If using the powder (which I prefer--it's cheaper), mix the powder in the large bowl with small quantities of water or soy milk until it resembles melted chocolate.
Remove about 1/3 -1/2 the mookie dough and mix it very well in the large bowl with the chocolate/carob. Fold in the remaining peanut butter dough carefully to get a swirled marbled look.
Either drop by teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or wrestle into a greased mini muffin pan and bake for 9-11 minutes.
Enjoy your mookie!
Notes: I prefer carob in these, but I just love carob. You can omit the marbled look by just adding the un-melted chips to the dough. I always use slightly less peanut butter. They improve after sitting in a sealed container on the counter for a day.