Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe


If your kids are like most, they love sweet treats.  As a mom, you want to make them happy, but know better than to give in to every wish they have or they’ll end up bouncing through the roof on a sugar high and skipping their nutrient-rich meals.

As a mom and registered dietitians ourselves, we certainly relate; we’re always looking for healthy, yet delicious treats that feel like a real splurge and are great for both kids and adults. That’s why we love this recipe!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients (Makes 2 dozen mini muffins)

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar ( or use ½ scant cup sugar if you don’t have coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

2. Line 24 small muffin cups with small cupcake liners.

3. Mix whole wheat flour, quinoa flakes, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips together in a bowl.

4. In the center, make a well.

5. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Combine applesauce, soy milk, and banana and stir into eggs. Pour into dry ingredients; stir just to moisten. Batter will be lumpy.

6. Pour batter into small muffin cups – fill ¾ of the muffin cup.

7. Bake for approximately 16 to 18 minutes.

8. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving and Enjoy!

What’s a great new way you have incorporated chocolate chips into a recipe?

Makes 24 servings: Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 muffin: 110 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 9 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 59 mg sodium



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