Healthy Banana Choco Chip Muffins

For those of you that can eat full-fat pumpkin bread all day and everyday- GOOD FOR YOU.

For the rest of us, we love to splurge on sweet breads, but it’s just not an option to eat it daily.

These muffins are sooo tasty. They are healthy, but totally do not taste like the dry, bland, healthy snacks that you’re used to.

Plus, there are chocolate chips – I mean, can’t go wrong there. Now, of course you can omit the chocolate if you desire, but I think it’s a nice addition that won’t completely wreck your diet.

These are easy to make, take under 45 minutes from start to finish (but for 20 of those you can watch TV), and make for the perfect sweet breakfast!

But the secret to this recipe is the quality of some of the ingredients.

Y’all know that I love to save money, but some things are worth spending a few extra bucks on. You will not be happy with yourself if you saved $5 but your muffins aren’t yummy. Waste = not happy

So quality – Good flour, good eggs, good vanilla

Flour used for this recipe is whole wheat- now you can buy the $2.50 5-pound bag of whole wheat flour, but I use 100% whole grain, whole wheat. Makes a difference, trust me. Plus it’s only 3 dollars more and you’ll use this big bag for monthhhhs.

Egg quality is something that I’ve started to take more seriously only recently. We eat a lot of eggs in this household, so it’s important to be selective! Try to get cage free eggs, aka not the cheapest eggs you can find. At least for this recipe- please!

Vanilla – buy the McCormick, don’t cheap out. Just don’t.

Ok, now that I’ve bossed you around a bit, let’s get to it!

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium sized bowl, we’ll add in:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (2% milk works too)
  • 1 egg

With a handheld mixer, beat the ingredients until smooth, for around 2 minutes. Did you notice that there is no sugar?? The beauty of honey and ripe bananas (and later chocolate chips)

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and stir to fully incorporate. Add in 1/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and stir to combine.

In a greased muffin pan, fill batter in all 12 cups. Top with a few chocolate chips each, around 1/4 cup for all twelve.

Bake for 19 minutes or until muffins are slightly browned on top and toothpick can come out clean.

Refrigerate overnight and pop 2 in the microwave for 30 seconds for a sweet breakfast or a low calorie dessert!

Healthy Banana Choco Chip Muffins

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Add first seven ingredients into a medium sized bowl. With a handheld mixer, beat for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together next 3 ingredients
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to fully incorporate
  5. Fold in half of the chocolate chips
  6. Pour batter evenly into greased muffin tins, recipe will make 12 muffins
  7. Top with remaining chocolate chips
  8. Bake for 19 minutes or until slightly browned and toothpick can come out clean
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One Comment Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

    Like

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