These whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are super healthy, chunky and so delicious! Imagine all the good things in the form of these gorgeous muffins, minus the extra fat? These skinny muffins are inspired by the superb blog of Krista and were the yummiest muffins I have ever had!
You can serve them as breakfast options with tea or coffee – because they are super easy to make (did I mention that they are also one-bowl muffins?) and have the goodness of bananas, whole wheat, walnuts and the sweetness comes from the honey (instead of sugar)
I used total three bananas, but you can also add an extra one, in case you want the muffins to be extra chewy. Also, I replaced coconut oil with regular (sunflower) oil and also added some walnuts to the batter – no reason, I just love them! 😀
Give these muffins a try and let me know if you like them 🙂
Whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins
By Sheenam and Muskaan October-21-2017
Edited on 24.10.2017
Healthy breakfast muffins with banana, honey, walnuts and chocolate chips
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Yield: 11-12 muffins
- 3 bananas
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup sunflower oil
- 1/4 cup yoghurt (dahi)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- Mash the bananas using a fork. Add vanilla essence, oil, yoghurt, honey, egg and mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
- To the banana mixture, add the dry ingredients: wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and incorporate the mixture.
- Add the chopped walnuts and mix everything well.
- Line the muffin tins with cupcake liners and add the batter to each of them 3/4th of the way full.
- Top with chocolate chips and bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degree celsius.
On a recipe blog, which promises to be full of creamy, high-calorie soul satisfying delicacies, it is very unlikely to find a healthy recipe. But when healthy is tasty, then why not?
I have never been a health freak but every now and then I try to initiate a bit of clean eating and healthy alternatives in my diet, considering that I eat out so much and when I eat at home, I always end up cooking something sinful (which mostly includes cheese, cream, butter or my favourite vegetable: potatoes!)
I started experimenting a lot with oatmeal, specially with overnight oats because they are super handy and have become my favourite go-to meal to take to work at least thrice a week. They are super easy and so moist and delicious and I cannot wait to write a post about that soon.
Coming to this recipe => Granola: I was amazed to read online about the easy recipes to make your own granola at home. You can have them parfait style with yoghurt (plain or flavoured) and top them with your choice of fruit. Most of the recipes that I was inspired from were very purely vegan, which means they involved a lot of almonds and they used coconut oil. This recipe is not vegan and I have used honey and unsalted butter in it.
It is really very easy and the end product is so so crunchy and of course healthy. The only challenge in this recipe is to be in the kitchen during the entire cooking process (which is only 15 minutes by the way!). Yes I do trust my cooking skills but I preferred staying in the kitchen having my eye on the oven while the oats were in the oven because it takes just an extra minute for the delicious crunchy granola to get burned. I have tried this recipe three times now (before publishing it) and ruined it the very first time when I left the granola in the oven for an extra one minute.
This recipe makes 150 grams of granola and since I am the only one eating it, I make a fresh batch every week experimenting with nuts, dried fruits, replacing honey with different syrups and so on. This is a very basic recipe made of old fashioned oats, nuts, honey, vanilla and unsalted butter.
Here is the detailed recipe:
- 100 grams (or 1 and 1/4 cup) old fashioned oats
- 40 grams or 3/4 cup crushed mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds and cashews)
- 30 grams unsalted butter (in cubes)
- 2 tbsp honey
- dash of vanilla essence
Prep time: 5Cook time: 10
Total time: Yield: 150 grams