I purposely buy extra large bunches of banana’s, many more than we can eat before they turn dark and mushy. And while my banana’s had sat much longer than I intended, banana’s that look like mine did below are perfect for any kind of banana bread!
This recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins is one of our families favorites. A healthy snack and treat all in one! In fact I think fresh warm out of the oven, they taste almost as good as a chocolate chip cookie!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups wheat flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil ( I substitute applesauce)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use greek for extra protein)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, combine the egg, oil (applesauce), yogurt and vanilla.
Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
My kids and husband gobble these up and I feel good knowing they are a healthy alternative to other snacks. Nothing left but the evidence of chocolate and a full belly on my sweet boy!