Wednesday, March 26, 2014

[Recipe Share] Whole Wheat Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

I almost started this post saying we have been on a muffin kick, but unless you consider a "kick" a lifetime affliction, then it really doesn't apply.  Muffins were actually the first thing I can remember baking all by myself.

I would wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and make chocolate chip muffins, with boxed blueberry muffin mix (I hated draining the blueberries and naturally preferred chocolate) and would make them all by myself, hot oven and all.   I can't remember exactly what age I was, but I was still watching cartoons.

Anyway, I love that Ashlynn has so much fun helping me make muffins.  My step mother in law sent me this recipe, and I decided I would make it next time we had a two ripe and spotted bananas (we usually eat them all before they get that ripe.)

I adapted the recipe for items we had at home (whole wheat flour for regular, greek yogurt for sour cream, and chocolate chips for fresh blueberries).  These came out so good and were really easy to make, we'll definitely be making them again soon!

Oh, and best of all they are low fat!  I love when my guilty pleasures can be slightly less guilt inducing.

1 C unbleached whole wheat flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 nutmeg
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/3 C sugar
1/4 C greek yogurt
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Grease muffin pan (I used a jumbo muffin pan and made 6)
In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In another bowl, beat banana, yogurt, sugar, egg, and vanilla until blended.  Stir into dry mix until just combined (do not over mix!)
Fold in chocolate chips and divide mixture into the muffin tin.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown cooked through to center.

Share with a little one and enjoy!

PS - Thank you to every one who left a comment on my post yesterday!  I really appreciate hearing from everyone, whether in the same boat or not!  Thank you for taking the time, it really meant a lot to hear everyone's stories.


  1. YUM! This recipe looks so great! I have been trying to do as much whole wheat as I can squeeze into our diet around here! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These clearly don't count as baked goods since they're healthy right? Because I intend on making them ASAP.

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  4. These sound fantastic! Owen loves muffins (we do too of course), so I'm going to try these. I think I even have everything on hand to make them. We usually run out of bananas before they're ripe too, especially since Owen has decided he likes to eat them now. Happy Hump Day!

  5. These sound awesome! I have a recipe I love but not anywhere as healthy! Totally saving this for our next baking adventure!

  6. yesssss I have all these ingredients! now I have baking plans with Blair after nap time! expect a copy cat post soon. clearly i'll be linking back to you. :)

  7. These sound amazing!! I love making muffins and cookies with Nathan when we can't go outside (ie this whole winter). Thanks for the recipe!

  8. don't you just when you come across a recipe you can actually just make on the spot?!

  9. These look great!! I always love a recipe with little sugar. I think I've subconsciously been letting our bananas get spotted so I can make muffins.. :)


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