Friday, November 1, 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins [a recipe]

In case you are having a candy hangover after all of last night’s festivities, here’s a delicious recipe that you can make to help wean yourself off of all the sugar.  Yes they have sugar too, and I am sure there are ways to make them more healthy… but this is the version we like in my house right now. 

(But if you do find ways to “healthify” them I would love to hear—I just haven’t tried yet! :)

Anyways… these muffins are so delicious, not to mention they make your house smell delicious after baking them.  They will not disappoint! :)

chocolate chip banana muffins

Makes about a dozen delicious muffins.

(Click here for printable version)

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use coconut oil, but canola is ok too)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (you could probably use plain too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or 3/4 cup regular sized chocolate chips)

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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2. Combine all dry ingredients into a large bowl. That’s the flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.

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3. Combine all wet ingredients into a smaller bowl.  That’s the egg, oil, yogurt, & vanilla extract.

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4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until moistened.  It will seem a little dry at this point—that’s ok!

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5. Mash bananas. My method is to put bananas in a small plastic bag and mash with my hands.  You can leave some small chunks of banana if you want, but I like it without.

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6. Fold in mashed bananas to batter.

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7. Add chocolate chips. You can add more or less to your preference.  I loveee the mini chocolate chips though!

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8. Pour batter in greased muffin pan or reusable muffin liners.  I love my reusable muffin liners which I purchased here.  Best $6 I’ve spent in a long time. :)

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9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Click here for the printable recipe, or pin it by clicking on the picture, you should see the Pinterest hover icon.

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What’s your go-to recipe for an easy snack?

4 comments:

  1. Oooo... These sound really good!

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  2. Oh my gosh. I might just have to go buy some bananas! Yum!

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  3. Oh man those look so yummy! I am such a sucker for muffins!

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