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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy banana chocolate chip muffins are soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. This recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients!

These are healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. The is a wire cooling rack filled with golden muffins topped with several melted mini chocolate chips. There are 12 muffins lined up on the wire cooling rack.

Healthy banana chocolate chip muffins

These healthy banana chocolate chip muffins are soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. These muffins are naturally sweetened and made with simple and common ingredients found in your pantry! Banana and chocolate chips are the stars of the show, and we'll use a little Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix for some extra protein. Each muffin is about 120 calories, with chocolatey banana goodness in every bite! You only need 1 bowl, 8 ingredients, and 30 minutes for this quick and easy recipe. Make a batch of these healthy banana chocolate chip muffins today and enjoy them all week long!

What ingredients do I need?

Like most of my recipes, this one uses fewer than 10 ingredients! Here's what you'll need:

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix – Kodiak Cakes has so many mixes that can substitute as flour. I love the flavor, the nutritional components, and how easy it is to incorporate the mix into recipes. I use the classic Buttermilk flavor for this recipe, but you could use whatever mix you like the best!
  • Bananas - It wouldn't be chocolate chip banana muffins without bananas! Make sure the bananas you use are really ripe! You'll still get all of the awesome nutrition benefits of bananas like potassium, vitamins, and fiber.
  • Honey - This recipe uses honey as a way to sweeten the muffins instead of sugar. If you don't have honey, maple syrup would work the same way!
  • Vanilla - I'm a firm believer that every baked good needs vanilla. This recipe uses about 1 tbsp to add the incredible vanilla flavor.
  • Unsweetened almond milk - This is the kind of milk I keep on hand, but any kind of milk you prefer will work for this recipe.
  • Greek yogurt - A little bit of greek yogurt will add creaminess and the moist texture you want in every bite of muffin. It's also an ingredient that will add some extra protein!
  • 1 egg - Cracked, added, and stirred into the mix.
  • Chocolate chips - Let's be real, muffins are better with chocolate chips! I like to use mini chocolate chips so that there are more and chocolate is added into every bite. You can use dark, milk, or whatever kind you like best.

What substitutions can I make?

I haven't tried all of these substitutions, but there are a few you can try!

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix – I love Kodiak Cakes Mix but you could likely use another kind of mix and it would work in a similar way.
  • Bananas - These are a key ingredient! I wouldn't skip them.
  • Honey - If you don't have honey, maple syrup would work the same way.
  • Unsweetened almond milk - This is the kind of milk I keep on hand, but any kind of milk you prefer will work for this recipe.
  • Chocolate chips - Let's be real, muffins are better with chocolate chips! I like to use mini chocolate chips so that there are more and chocolate is added into every bite. You can use dark, milk, or whatever kind you like best. You can also add more than ½ cup if you'd like.

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Each muffin is about 120 calories and contains 4 grams of protein. The recipe uses simple ingredients and is packed with nutrients. I love that these taste delicious and is something I can enjoy all week long!

These are healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. The is a wire cooling rack filled with golden muffins topped with several melted mini chocolate chips. There are 12 muffins lined up on the wire cooling rack.

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is quick and easy! It will take about 30 minutes total, including clean up and the time you are waiting for muffins to bake.

How do I make this recipe?

This recipe is simple but let me know if you have any questions while you're making these!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a fork to mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the bananas. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Let cool and enjoy!
These are healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. The is a wire cooling rack filled with golden muffins topped with several melted mini chocolate chips. In this picture, the camera is zoomed in to 6 of the muffins.

How can I store these?

You can keep these healthy banana chocolate chip muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months. Whenever you're ready to enjoy one again, heat it up in the microwave for about 45 seconds!

When should I make this recipe?

Anytime, every time. It is SO very good.

Looking for more recipes?

If you’re looking for more healthy dessert recipes, I got your back! Here are some of my current favorites:

These are healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. There is a wire cooling rack with 12 muffins on it. Each muffin is golden brown with several melted mini chocolate chips on top. There is a hand holding up one of the muffins and there's a bite out of it.

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These are healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. The is a wire cooling rack filled with golden muffins topped with several melted mini chocolate chips. There are 12 muffins lined up on the wire cooling rack.
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5 from 5 votes

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy banana chocolate chip muffins are soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. This recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, healthy muffins, muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kodiak cakes power cakes mix
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a fork to mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the bananas. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Sarah J

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Absolutely delicious!!

Caroline

Sunday 14th of March 2021

These were so easy and so delicious!! They are macro friendly and perfect for a meal prep. I used Aldi’s brand of protein pancake mix and had no issues; I even added some flax seed to sneak in some more healthy fat and fiber. Will definitely be making these again!

Chelsea

Saturday 13th of March 2021

This recipe is BANANAS ;) it was so EASY + QUICK, and they are BEYOND delicious. I used Flourish pancake mix because that’s what we have on hand, and they were so yummy. Make these ASAP!