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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The snow just keeps coming, doesn’t it!? 8 inches here, 14 inches there…. make me want to stay inside and bake This morning I took to the Internet in search of a healthier version of one of my favorites: banana chocolate chip muffins. Monique from Ambitious Kitchen posted this recipe and her muffins looked delicious so I decided to give it a shot.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (alternate options: blueberries, nuts)
There are two substitutions in this recipe that make it super awesome:

1) Honey for Sugar: Honey is actually sweeter than granulated sugar so you don’t need to use as much of it – in general, you can cut the sugar measurement in 1/2 to get your honey measurement! It also adds moisture to your baked goods.
Added bonus: I buy local honey, which many people swear by to treat seasonal allergies, soooo eating these muffins is like taking an allergy pill, right??

2) Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt for Butter: Substituting with Greek yogurt is a simple way to reduce the fat in your baking. The yogurt adds a tangy flavor while maintaining the moisture in breads, cookies, and more.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with olive oil or other non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt.
  4. In a stand mixer combine the wet ingredients (bananas, yogurt, milk, egg, honey, vanilla, coconut oil) until smooth.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined. Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly dispersed.
  6. Divide batter evenly into muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes (use the “toothpick test” to measure doneness).
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack until fully cool.

According to Ambitious Kitchen, one muffin boasts only 170 calories, 4.4g of fat, 14.7g of sugar, and 4.9g of protein! Not too shabby for a muffin with this much flavor!

What are some of your favorite healthy substitutions?

Thanks for reading!

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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


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