That is a mouthful of a muffin name- I know.
A couple of weeks ago, while Mark and I were still running around with our crazy schedules, I decided I would bake us morning muffins. I’ve been getting back into smoothies for breakfast in the morning, but they weren’t enough on their own. I thought that muffins would be great- as they’re quick to grab and take on the go.
My requirements when making them were that they had to be delicious (obviously), and had to be healthy. I didn’t want either Mark or I consuming a pound of sugar before 8 am. I looked through a muffin recipe book I received as a Christmas gift a few years ago
And I found a recipe for these banana, peanut butter and chocolate muffins. They were perfect! Bananas- good for you, Peanut butter- good for you, Chocolate- well, not good for you, but delicious! I made a few changes to the recipe, such as taking out most of the sugar, removing all of the oil and instead of using chocolate chips, I used up some Halloween chocolate bars that we still have sitting around the house
What I ended up with was a delicious muffin that allowed for a quick easy to grab breakfast. Be warned though- these muffins are quite dense, due to the peanut butter and banana, and lack of oil. I recommend microwaving them for 5-10 seconds before eating, and topping them with a smear of peanut butter.
Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 2 small)
- 2/3 cup all natural peanut butter
- 2/3 cup vanilla (or plain) almond milk (or real milk)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or cut up chocolate bars)
Measure first 5 ingredients into a large bowl. Stir together. Add the next five ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Add chocolate chips and stir until just moistened.
Fill 12 greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in 375 F oven for 18-20 minutes, until wooden pick insert in centre of muffin comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing.
Enjoy guys! I hope you like them as much as Mark and I did.