One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

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These delicious One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins are a healthified version of the classic with no oil or refined sugar.

One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

Hiiiii – I’M BACK! After 6 weeks of moving and getting the studio floors redone, I finally have everything set up and am planning to get back to business with weekly recipe posts. I know it’s already the end of January but are you still on a healthy kick? I sure hope so because today I’ve got some game changer One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins.

One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread MuffinsOne Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread MuffinsOne Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

I love eating a banana with sunflower seed butter for breakfast or as an afternoon snack and a of result keeping that snack stocked, I always having a few leftover and over-ripened bananas at the end of the week. And what do you do with over-ripened bananas? You make banana bread, of course. However, and maybe this is a sign of my character, I always feel guilty if I waste the ripened bananas by tossing them but I also always feel a little guilty about loading my banana bread with sugar and oil and then eating it for breakfast. And so I decided to start experimenting with “healthier” recipes by cutting the sugar and removing the oil but they’d often times come out dry and dense. This is until I discovered the secret ingredient: a creamy dairy base like sour cream or Greek yogurt. I’d used them dozens of times to make my sugar cookies chewy so I’m not sure why I just recently thought about putting them in quick breads. And just as I thought, these muffins turned out chewy and moist and sweet (but not too sweet).

I’m an indecisive person so I threw both frozen blueberries and chocolate chips into these but you could do one or the other…or substitute them for nuts if you want a protein boost.

One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

 

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One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins (No Oil or Refined Sugar)

These delicious One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins are a healthified version of the classic with no oil or refined sugar.

Servings: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt (or whole wheat) flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 ripened medium bananas mashed
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Sea salt for topping at the end (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with 12 liners.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in mashed bananas, Greek yogurt or sour cream, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk together the wet ingredients in the center until completely combined.

  3. Switching to a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and blueberries.

  4. Divide the dough between the 12 muffin liners and bake for 23 - 25 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out of the center of a middle muffin clean.

  5. Sprinkle with a little bit of chunky salt (optional) and serve warm or at room temperature.

 

One Bowl Chocolate Chip & Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

Shellywest

Shelly is the creator of Vegetarian Ventures. She is also the Creative Director of Driftless Magazine and likes to wear wolf shirts, drink peppermint tea, and dance to Stevie Nicks.

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    Tori//Gringalicious.com

    January 31, 2018

    Wonderful post and photos! I can’t imagine a better way to finish off this first month of the year!

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