Healthy Banana Chocolate Muffins

15 Jan

I love these because they are just the right size, do not contain any oil or butter, and taste like dessert for breakfast! : )

Adapted from Handle the Heat

3 very ripe bananas
SCANT 3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup regular flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mash the bananas in a large bowl.

Mix in the sugar, egg, applesauce, vanilla and cinnamon.

Sift into the bowl both of the flours, the cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder.  Mix lightly to moisten.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Bake in cupcake cups for about 20 minutes.

*These would be good with added flax meal in place of some of the flour. Also, if only feeding one or two people I would recommend halving this recipe as it makes about 14 muffins, which might be too many.

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One Response to “Healthy Banana Chocolate Muffins”

  1. frugalfeeding January 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Those look great – I adore banana in baking!

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