I’ve been making an effort to bake more (and by more I mean at all). Baking, or any type of cooking, is something I have never really excelled at. My biggest struggle is finding a simple recipe that is healthy and yummy enough that my family will enjoy!

Forever looking for inspiration, I stumbled across this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen. I looked at the browning bananas on my counter and thought “okaaaay – let’s give this a whirl!”

This recipe appealed to me since I prefer to eat cleaner and watch the ol’ calories. These Skinny Banana Chocolate Muffins were so quick to prepare and Marley gobbled them up within a few days! I love that she requested these every day for her school snack – I was so proud of myself !banana muffins that are healthyHealthy Banana MuffinsUnder 200 calories per muffin, these are the perfect guilt free treat!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil (I used coconut)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (I had to fight Marley to stop eating the yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or maybe more…)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add bananas, honey, vanilla, oil, egg, milk and yogurt to a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute or until well combined, smooth and creamy. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter evenly into muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Cool muffins for 5 minutes then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Muffins are best served warm and even better the next day.

Now that I’ve mastered these muffins I’m totally inspired to hit the kitchen again!Healthy Banana Muffins

xo Teagan