Chocolate Banana Blender Muffins

This guys are easy, healthy, gluten free, and no added sugar. Literately, throw all the ingredients into a blender and ZOOM – you’ve got the batter. Mix in the chocolate chips and you’re ready to bake.

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Sometimes if I start the day off with something super sweet and chocolate-y, I seem to want sweets ALL day. Maybe that’s a personal problem – or maybe you feel me, but either way – these muffins are just lightly sweet and lightly chocolate-y. I just don’t want anyone to be fooled. While they look like you’re biting into a brownie, it most certainly is just a well balanced blender muffin. <I dig it. But didn’t want to mislead anyone!>

Blender Muffins

Nothing like sinking your teeth into one <or two> or these bad boys first thing in the morning. Top with anything you’ve got that looks delicious to you and ENJOY!


Chocolate Banana Blender Muffins

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Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 3/4 cup oats (use gluten free, if needed) 

1/3 cup chocolate chips <save some for the top, if you want to get fancy>

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your muffin tin.
  2. Place all ingredients into blender except chocolate chips. Blender well.
  3. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour evenly into 12 muffin tins.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tin. Store any extras in the refrigerator for 5-6 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Other Thoughts

  • Use gluten free oats, if needed.
  • Not into the chocolate base for the muffins – this recipe is based off a fan favorite around here Chocolate Banana Blender Bread. If you make these into muffins, bake them for 22 – 25 minutes.

How-to-Use

Athletes: Grab a muffin for a pre-run snack or 2 for a bedtime snack or one as a pregame to dinner…. basically, eat whenever you are hungry!

Healthy Eating: Each muffin is a well balanced snack to keep you fuller, longer between meals. (1 muffin = 20 gm carbohydrates, 5 gm protein, 5 gm fat) Use as a snack or pair with Greek yogurt or hard boiled eggs for breakfast.

Kids: My kid approved of the top half of the muffin where most of the chocolate chips resided before she got ahold of it. But really, a few chocolate chips never hurt anyone!

DSC_0505 What the muffins look like after a two year old eats the top off for the chocolate chips…. not quite as appetizing! Sweet of her to put it back on the board for photos though. 

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