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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins





When I was in Philadelphia visiting with my cousin and his girlfriend. I was looking on her bookshelf in her apartment and spotted the cookbook “Cook Yourself Thin“. After looking through the book I copied the ISBN and title down and put it on my list of “must haves”. As soon as I got home from our trip I went on and ordered me a copy for $5! The first recipe I made out of it was this one. I’m not big on baking from scratch (which you can probably tell by now), but I wanted to give this one a try… it looked like it would make for a nice low-cal breakfast or snack! Which it did indeed. These muffins are only 200 calories each–which is great considering most muffins on average are around 500+ calories each! I will tell you that they are very dense and not as fluffy as most, but besides that they are great (next time I would add a few more calories to the recipe by adding more chocolate chips)!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 60 chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the over to 400 degrees. Line a 12-muffin ray with paper liners.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, rolled oats, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and mashed banana and blend on low speed for 2 minutes. Add the walnuts, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and reduced-fat buttermilk and blend for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, portion the batter evenly into the muffin tin and top each muffin with 4-5 chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Once they are baked through, remove them from the oven and let cool.


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