Banana & Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Fluffy Healthy Banana Muffins with juicy blueberries and melt-in-yo’-mouth chocolate chips
This was one of those situations where I couldn’t make up my mind if I wanted banana muffins…or blueberry muffins…or chocolate chips muffins…so I merged them to have them all in one. Yeah, I did. And it works. Its totally works.
Chocolate chips…in my opinion…make everything better. They soothe the soul.
It’s taken me a while to post these up on my blog. I don’t know why? I’d forgotten all about them until yesterday when I was clearing out all of my old photos. As soon as I saw these, I slapped myself upside the head. Why oh why have I not posted these? These are baddddd to the bone…with guitar riff and all.
I took these pictures when they were smoking hot straight out of the oven. Ripping them apart, burning my fingers, and licking the mess I was making, I couldn’t help but have a stripper soundtrack playing in the back of my mind. My eardrums thrummed with a sexy song and phat bass line that I normally hear with chocolate. These are sexy. Simply put. A flavour so sexy and so sinful, yet they’re healthy? I know…sometimes I have to pinch myself.
I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I never wait for anything to cool down when they come out of the oven. Never. Unless there’s an emergency, like those toilet emergencies where when you gotta go, you gotta go. But other than that, I never wait. You can count on me to burn every finger ripping cakes and muffins out of their pans, and then as if that’s not enough, proceeding to burn my mouth and my tongue, flapping my arms and hands around like an excited chicken. Flapping them to try and cool my mouth (because that really works), excited when they turn out better than I imagine. And excited that I can have more than one.
Because one is never enough.
These would be good any time of day. breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snacks. Desserts. Midnight. Wherever. Whenever. Like Shakira.
Banana and Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 3 ripe bananas , mashed really well
- 2 Tbs (40g) light butter/coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup natural sweetener/sugar of choice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites (1/4 cup liquid egg whites)
- 5 tablespoons apple sauce
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups spelt flour: I used 1 cup wholemeal and 1 cup white (but you can substitute with plain or all purpose flours)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips of choice (I use dark chocolate)
- 1/4 cup (extra) chocolate chips of choice
- Preheat oven to 180°C | 360°F.
- Spray 2 muffin trays with spray oil and wipe over with paper towel.
- In a large sized bowl, mix together all wet ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients, mixing again, but be careful not to over beat the batter.
- Fold in blueberries and chocolate chips.
- Pour 1/4 cup batter per muffin into each muffin cup and top with extra chocolate chips.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 25 - 30 mins, or until muffins are golden brown on top and cooked through when tested with a toothpick
Hi karina!im fund of making most of your baking recipes..and thanks to you it came out all delicious..specially the banana and carrot cake..my family loves it very much..but i want to try this one!..im currious on what will i substitute on apple sauce because i can’t find apple sauce here in qatar..thankyou very much on your delicious recipes!
What can i substitute for apple sauce?
These are by far my favorite muffins and I bake a lot. They are easily removed from the prepared muffin pan without needing a paper liner. I only needed 20 min. for them to bake perfectly at 350 degrees. You are right, it’s difficult to stop at one when warm from the oven. SO YUMMY! =>
That’s so great Linda! I’m so happy to hear that!
Hellofrom Indonesia! Lucky me to find ur website. Awesome and tempting recipes all over. Im looking forward to making this but i wonder what is applesauce and whats the substitute for it. Thanks bunches Karina
Hello Karina. Made these last week. Found it impossible to stop at one! Just love when healthy and delicious can sit happily together. Thanks for the great recipe.
Aw Dianne that’s amazing to hear! Thank you! I’m so so happy to hear you liked them!
Hey 🙂 would I be able to use oat flour as a substitute?Looks so good!
Hey Tiana! If using oat flour, you may need to increase the baking powder to 2 teaspoons and see how you go. I can’t personally guarantee the outcome as I haven’t tried it! But I’d love to hear how you go if you try them!
Hey 🙂 would I be able to use oat flour as a substitute? Looks so good!
If I use whole wheat flour instead of spelt will it change the nutrition info?
Yes it will, but only slightly. They have similar nutritional macros 🙂
Hey luv thank you for your beautiful reciepe i just made now but it turned out white colour not brown like your pictures ! What have i done wrong ?
I’m not sure Fay? I have a fan forced oven and sometimes that tends to crisp things and make them browner than normal ovens. Maybe it’s that? I hope they came out good though?! Xx
Donna Henderson says
Just made these and sampled one…they are insanely good!
Wow that’s awesome thank you for sharing that with me! Xx
This post had me laughing all over the place and then THE SHAKIRA COMMENT! You, my friend, are hilarious. And these muffins!!! They look fab!!
Haha Shakira is my hero lol! And thank you for the compliments haha 😉 Xx
Monika @ MY FOOD AND HAPPINESS says
These muffins look mouth-watering and the combination of chocolate chips and blueberries sounds delicious!
Thank you they were divine!!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I love blueberry muffins, I love banana muffins.. and I especially love choc chips muffins – but I have never tried the combination of all three before! I can imagine how good these must have tasted! Especially loving the gooey chocolate interior. Craving one of these to devour right now!
Yes the best combo ever!!
Mira L says
These look beautiful and insanely delicious! So healthy- dark chocolate, bananas and blueberries! Will try them 🙂