Mini Orange Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup Florida orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Mini cupcake liners

Preparation

Mini Orange Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Step 1:

Preheat oven to 375° F. In food processor, purée bananas, orange juice, butter and egg yolks; reserve. In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; reserve.

Step 2:

In small clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites with mixer to form soft peaks; reserve. Add banana mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined.

Step 3:

Gently fold in egg whites and chocolate chips with rubber spatula; do not overmix.

Step 4:

Line mini muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Step 5:

Fill muffin tins one-half full with batter. Bake 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 6:

Remove muffins to wire rack to cool.