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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today is Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!!  I made muffins, are you surprised?  By now, you all know that I am a big fan of muffins.  But this month, I have been on a kick to clean out my pantry and freezer before we leave on vacation.  The muffins did just that!  They used up some bananas in my freezer, and an open bag of chocolate chips.  The fact that I now have muffins in my freezer is beside the point.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was assigned Staying Close to Home this month.  Maria is a mom to 3 children, who also does some teaching, and tutoring on the side.  She has more than just food on her blog too; there are lots of crafts, and deals to see as well. Talk about busy!!  Maria has lots of great recipes for the whole family like Dessert Nachos, Easy Risotto, and a Make Ahead Chicken Pot Pie.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins were are huge hit with my 7 year old.  They still have oil and sugar in them, but they have whole wheat flour as well as Greek yogurt, so you can feel a little better about eating them.  You can also throw in some flax meal for added nutrition.  I still have a few bananas in the freezer, and I know my son is going to be begging me to make more of these muffins.  I probably should have thought ahead better for what I had in my freezer before my brother came to house-sit.  My son is going to have a bone to pick with his uncle if these are gone when we get back from Japan.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
Serves: 12
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Quick banana muffins with chocolate chips
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with liners or non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the banana, egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture, and mix until just barely combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool for a few minutes before remove to a wire rack.
  6. Place cooled muffins in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Notes
Recipe from Staying Close to Home

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Holy Muffin these look incredible! I love banana and chocolate. I bet these would be great with Nutella too!

  2. YUM! I have some overripe bananas on my counter and was looking for a muffin recipe to use them up. Perfect timing! Great SRC choice!

  3. I love a good banana muffin or bread and like the addition of wheat flour and Greek yogurt here. Good choice!

  4. Muffins in your freezer is definitely a better problem to have than bananas :) I desperately need a freezer/pantry clean-out week.

  5. Yes please! I’d love some chocolate with my breakfast! :)

  6. Your Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins look delicious. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh, bananas and chocolate? Yes, please!! And since the muffins are made with Greek yoghurt and whole wheat flour – it’s okay to have more than one, right! :D

  8. Always in search of more nut-free banana muffin recipes – pinning these for later! Awesome SRC pick, I’m visiting from Group A :-)

  9. These look delicious! I’d totally eat these with a smatter of peanutbutter too. Yum! Have a great week!

  10. This is exactly what I need this morning with a cup of coffee. Tasty!!! Happy Monday!

  11. I love that you cleaned out but now have muffins in your freezer! I do the same thing :) And these look delicious :)

  12. Whole wheat, woohoo! Love Greek yogurt, too. And yes, I, for one, am absolutely shocked by your choice to make muffins. ;) I’m happy you did, though, because muffins are awesome and so are these. (Whoa…there are a lot of commas in this comment!)

  13. These look fantastic! I always fan bananas in my freezer and you can only make banana bread so many times.

    xo Jackie
    http://www.FoodWineFashion.com

  14. These look yummy! And I love the idea behind the secret recipe club! Fun! :)

  15. Yum, your muffins sound delicious, I love bananas and chocolate together!

  16. These sound like the perfect way to use up extra bananas! Love that they have whole wheat flour and greek yogurt in them!

    • Next time I might try to cut out more of the oil and sugar, to make them even better! I have plenty of bananas to play with :)

  17. I need to make these – they sound great!

  18. Bananas and chocolate together is a wonderful thing…as are muffins in the freezer.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group ‘A’ SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.

    Lisa~~

  19. My husband will LOVE me for making these…they look delicious!

  20. My favorite muffins are banana and chocolate chips goes perfectly with them. I like that they are made with whole grain flour.

  21. I love muffins, too, and these look outstanding. I bet my kids would LOVE these for breakfast one morning… I may just have to surprise them! Great choice.

  22. Bananas and chocolate chips are the perfect combo!

  23. Muffins for breakfast can make my day. Great pick!

  24. Banana chocolate chip muffins are one of my favorites!! These look amazing!!

  25. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I love the combo of Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour. I can’t get enough of baking banana muffins-yours look great, Erin!

  26. These muffins wouldn’t make it a day in my presence!

  27. Erin, I’m always looking for healthy yet delicious recipes, especially for baked goods. This is perfect! I’ve been baking with Greek yogurt a lot so I love this already. I hope you and your family have a fabulous trip!

  28. Looks awesome but a very important note…veg oils should not be used to bake with. They are very unstable polysaturated fats. When you heat them (which should never happen) you end up oxygenating the oil (changing the carbon hydrogen bonds) and this creates free radicals. When free radicals are consumed, they reek havoc on our cells. You can find out more by researching Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, both PhD biochemists….use butter instead. Yes, it’s a monosaturatedbfat fat but no, it is not unhealthy as the veg oil companies have led us to believe.

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