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.
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!>
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
3 ripe bananas
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>
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your muffin tin.
- Place all ingredients into blender except chocolate chips. Blender well.
- Mix in chocolate chips. Pour evenly into 12 muffin tins.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.
- 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.
- 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.
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!
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.