Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is one my favorite recipes I’ve come up with. I wrote it down a year or two ago on a stray piece of paper. When I looked back this weekend, I saw that my notes say: 3/4 cups 1 cup chocolate chips. That does sound like a decision I’d make! These muffins are so good, I often eat them for dessert – but you can also enjoy them for breakfast. They’d be a great, kid-friendly addition to any Easter brunch. No one ever thinks about the fact that there’s no oil or butter in them.


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed, mixed with 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour, spelt or whole wheat pastry (or a combination)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With cooking spray, grease 12 muffin cups (even if you are using paper cups, spray them since there’s no oil Banana Chocolate Chip Muffinsin these muffins!).

2. Combine the flaxseed with the water, and let sit while mixing the brown sugar, bananas, applesauce, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flaxseed-water mixture to the bowl, and mix well. I use an electric mixer to get out most of the banana lumps, but don’t worry if a few still remain.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon with a spoon. Add to the large bowl of wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.

4. Fill the prepared muffin cups (they’ll be about 2/3 full) and then bake for 22 – 25 minutes.

Enjoy!

A note about flax seed: you can buy flax seeds in bulk food sections or pre-packaged from companies such as Bob’s Red Mill. I have a purchased a coffee grinder that I use for grinding cooking items like flax seeds. Store extra seeds and ground seeds in the refrigerator. Flaxseeds are also often sold pre-ground in the refrigerated section.

Looking for more breakfast ideas? Try my zucchini chocolate chip muffins or Soyrizo brunch casserole.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Barbara · · Reply

    I made them today and they were delicious! I used spelt flour and really liked the taste. The flaxseed is such a great egg substitute.

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