Tuesday, June 10, 2014

{recipe} Chocolate Banana Muffins

We seem to always have bananas at our house and they tend to get ripe really fast, so I've been making a lot of banana recipes lately. This muffin recipe is relatively healthy, moist, super yummy, and I can eat a few even though I have gestational diabetes! It is adapted this from a recipe that I found in one of my mom's old cookbooks and made in my Blendtec blender so it is super fast (but you could also make it in a mixer or by hand if you want to). My husband didn't believe that they were healthy until I showed him the ingredients and my toddler keeps asking for more "cupcakes".


{Chocolate Banana Muffins}
-2 Ripe Bananas-
-1 c. Milk-
-1/3 c. Coconut Oil-
-1/3 c. Olive Oil-
-2 tsp. Vanilla Extract-
-1 c. Evaporated Cane Juice (or plain sugar)-
-1 1/4 c. Whole Wheat Flour-
-3/4 c. All Purpose Flour-
-2/3 c. Cocoa Powder-
-1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda-
-1 tsp. Baking Powder-
-1/2 tsp. Salt-
-1 tsp. Cinnamon-
-1/3 c. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)-

Blender Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place bananas, milk, coconut oil, olive oil, vanilla extract, and sugar in blender. Blend until smooth. Add flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Pulse until incorporated. Use a spatula and scrape sides of blender bowl and pulse again. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Line muffin tins with muffin liners and fill about 80% full using either a spoon or an ice cream scoop. Bake mini muffins about 9-12 minutes or regular size muffins for 19-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Mixer Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mash bananas with a fork in a small bowl. Place bananas, coconut oil, olive oil, and vanilla extract in mixer. Beat until smooth. Add milk and sugar. Mix. Add dry ingredients - flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix slowly until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.  Line muffin tins with muffin liners and fill about 80% full using either a spoon or an ice cream scoop. Bake mini muffins about 9-12 minutes or regular size muffins for 19-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

32 comments :

  1. They look like cupcakes. A healthy alternative to satisfy a sweet tooth - I love it. I will have to give these a try, I am going to have to look for evaporated cane juice, I have never seen that before.

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  2. You had me at chocolate lol.This sound amazing i will have to make some with the kiddies.

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  3. You've got another great flavor combo going on with this one. I think chocolate and bananas go together so well! :)

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  4. I think these sound wonderful and I know for a fact that the entire batch would be GONE as soon as they came out of the oven.

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  5. Oh, a healthy chocolate delicacy. I'm all for it!

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  6. These sound really good. I love the combination of bananas and chocolate. Yum!

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  7. Wow these look absolutely delicious, I need to try them ASAP.

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  8. Sound amazing. I would love to have them in place of dinner tonight :)

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  9. what a great combo for a muffin. These look delicious for sure.

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  10. YUM!! I love the combo of flavors. Gotta try this out.

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  11. YUM! I'd love to try these for a fun breakfast.

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  12. That combination sounds super delicious, and I wouldn't feel guilty about it.

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  13. Those look really delicious. What a treat on a summer afternoon

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  14. Two things that my son loves. Banana and chocolate I will have to make these for him when he gets back.

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  15. I bet this would make the teens eat breakfast and my 7 year old would love this as well.

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  16. These look rich and delicious. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my son too and it was a challenge not being able to eat chocolate.

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  17. From the recipe, it looks like these would taste pretty yummy! I bet you could cut the sugar in half and they would still be good

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  18. Looking good - I'd love to have these!

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  19. These look simple enough. I may add some flax seed if I make this to fluff them up and increase the fiber content.

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  20. Yum those look so good. I am a huge fan of chocolate and banana together.

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  21. These sound SO good, and I love the healthy oil combo!

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  22. oh talk about yummy :) this looks delicious and such an easy recipe :) thanks for share

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  23. These sound delicious. I cant wait to try them.

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  24. the cupcake are great ihave same thing with bannas

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  25. These look delicious! I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for posting.

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  26. These look super yummy. I love that you have recipes that are "real" ingredients. I click on so many good looking recipes that then say "box of chocolate cake". uggg. This is going to be made at my house in the very near future :)

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  27. As crazy as it sounds I've never thought about making chocolate banana muffins! Definitely going to have to try!

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  28. This recipe sounds delicious. My family would enjoy eating these.

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  29. Chocolate and bananas pair so well together, and I really like how healthy this recipe is!

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  30. Chocolate and bananas pair so well together, and I really like how healthy this recipe is!

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  31. Those look good! There have been several times recently when I've had a couple of overly ripe bananas that need to be used IMMEDIATELY! Better remember this recipe, I guess :)

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  32. I really enjoy making healthy muffins, and I just got myself some coconut oil, so I'm going to give these a try.

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