Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

  Mmm, I love banana bread! Such an indulgent bread, the only problem being that it’s not always healthy. Luckily, I’ve found a way to make some chocolate banana bread muffins that can double as a breakfast muffin, or a tasty treat, guilt free! 🙂 Enjoy!

This recipe makes 10 muffins (or if you like, one loaf of banana bread).

Nikki’s Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups 12 grain whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Crumble topping (optional) :

  • 2 tbsp 12 grain whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp flaked or rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp splenda brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

-Combind all crumble ingredients in a bowl, and set aside.

Method:

  • Line muffin tin with paper cups.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine all dry ingredients (and chocolate chips)  in large bowl, sift together and set aside. In another bowl, combind melted butter with eggs and vanilla an stir until mixed well.
  • Mash the bananas in a seperate bowl, and add to the egg mixture. Stir well.
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. (use a spoon and press the batter down to make sure they are flat on the top.)
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of crumble mix over each muffin.
  • Bake in centre of oven for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the centre of a muffin comes out clean (check after 20 minutes, then every 5 minutes after until they are done).
  • Optional: you can drizzle melted dark chocolate over each muffin for garnish before serving.
 
Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins with a multi-grain oat topping

Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins with a multi-grain oat topping

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2 comments on “Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

  1. These sound delicious! I haven’t tried to put a crumble topping on any muffins yet. I know my kids have been asking for Banana bread so I just might give this a whirl.

  2. Thanks! 🙂
    It’s a pretty light crumble because there’s no butter in it, but you could also make it more “crumbly” with a bit of melted butter, margarine or even milk mixed into it before sprinkling it on.
    Best of luck with it! 🙂 It’s a really light and taste-filled bread compared to some of the breads i’ve had that are a bit heavy for me.

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