Healthy-ish Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Hey Friends!! I hope you have been enjoying the last month and the holiday season that comes with it! I had a wonderful Christmas spending time with family and friends. Between hubby and I we have a lot of family. We made the rounds Christmas Eve and Christmas day and by the third Christmas meal I was ready to put my
stretchy pants footie pajamas on.
Yes…. I got fiesta ware AND footie pajamas for Christmas….
Another wonderful thing I enjoy about the holiday season is that several of my friends whom live out of state are in town. We did our annual Christmas cookie exchange party, painted cute Christmas pictures at Painting With a Twist, and had fun salsa dancing while ringing in the new year.
While I love the holidays, this weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It’s the first weekend in a long time where there are no plans and no places to be. We get to relax and wind down and get everything back in order. Lord knows my house is screaming for some attention and I slept a near 10 hours last night! It was glorious.
I have a great recipe for you this morning! Healthy banana muffins that contain no oil and no butter. And you know what that means?
There’s room for chocolate
and of course black bananas are the best for healthy baking. My in-laws think I’m crazy for always wanting to take home their old bananas.
Here what you’ll need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or line 12 muffin cups. In a medium bowl, mash bananas well. Combine eggs and bananas. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Fill about 3/4’s of the muffin cup with mixture. Bake in oven for 11 to 13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend like me. Tell me one thing you did this holiday season!