Hi-Pro Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 cup isolated soy protein
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup soymilk (plain or vanilla)
1 egg
2 bananas, mashed
1 bag (6 ounces) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pans for 12 muffins with cooking spray. Peel and mash bananas. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Blend egg, soymilk, banana, and applesauce in a bowl.

Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until just moistened. (Batter consistency will depend on type of soy protein isolate used. Batter should be sticky and wet looking, but not runny. If batter is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of soymilk at a time until desired consistency is reached. If batter is too runny, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time).

Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon heaping tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until knife comes clean when inserted in muffin. Remove from pans immediately and cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 muffins. Per 1 muffin serving: 222 calories, 4.7 g fat (2.7 g sat fat), 8.7 g protein (7 g soy protein), 37.8 g carbohydrate, 185 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol, 1.3 g dietary fiber.