Let's be honest here. If you saw my Instagram feed from the weekend, you know I could really use a skinny muffin in my life. I made cookies, my brother came over and cooked delicious ribs, I made ice cream sandwiches, and then topped it off with a decadent French toast casserole yesterday morning. Let's not count the calories, let's just get back on track this week. Monday's allow for fresh starts and I'm on board with that when they include yummy, skinny banana dark chocolate chip muffins.
These muffins actually aren't my recipe, they are from Ambitious Kitchen. I saw them last week and decided to give them a go. I am sharing them with you because I think you deserve to know that there is this delicious and healthy muffin waiting to be made to start your day off right! And you know what? They would be fantastic as a healthy afternoon pick me up...
Either way you should probably make them because you will be able to fool your whole family into thinking that they aren't healthy at all.
There is no butter involved and they are made with all good for you ingredients. Since I knew my sugar cravings would be kicking in strong this week (because I ate sugar all weekend) I needed something as a healthy go-to alternative.
I need to wean myself and I think these muffins are going to do the trick.
Warm them up slightly, spread with a little bit of coconut oil (another healthy fat) and eat your heart out baby. These muffins have under 200 calories per muffin so you don't have to feel bad not even for one minute.
- 1 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tsp. Unsweetened Almond Milk (I actually used regular milk here)
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together your flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a blender, add your peeled bananas, honey, vanilla, egg, milk, and yogurt and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and combine well.
- Fold in your chocolate chips.
- Divide batter evenly into the muffin tins. (I over scooped and only made 10, oops)
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
I'm in love with this recipe and I really think you are going to enjoy it too. It's great when you find a healthy breakfast that's easy to take on the go, and then there's no excuse to not eat something good for you in the morning!
It's all about the prep and thanks to Ambitious Kitchen, I'm starting off my week right!