Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

DSCN1848I had leftover bananas so I figured I might as well use them and make another delicious recipe.

I ended up making a muffin again because I wanted to just see what else I could come up with… And yes, the last muffins turned out just great… I mean peanut butter and banana – can you think of a better combination?

How about chocolate and banana?

These banana chocolate chunk muffins are seriously so yummy, and your house will smell like you’ve been baking all day long. This recipe is so quick and easy (and of course healthy!).

These muffins are packed with fresh bananas, old fashioned oats, greek yogurt, and I even threw pieces of a protein bar in the batter to up the protein on them.

The pieces of protein bar bake right into the muffin and almost remind me of a cookie dough center, or even the middle of a candy bar. The bar that I used for the is recipe is the Quest banana nut bar which worked really well in the recipe and complimented all the flavors in the batter (especially the banana).

These muffins are the perfect sweet fix that you’ve been looking for and will help you stay on track…

I even upped it a notch and took a dark chocolate Dove piece and chopped it up and put in right on top of the batter so it could bake in, giving you that rich taste with the banana… Ah, perfection!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did (and my husband ate 2-3 right after them came out of the oven)!

DSCN1862Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 eggs
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

6 pieces Dove dark chocolate
2 protein bars (I used quest banana nut muffin, cut into chunks)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a muffin pan you can either use liners or I just used cooking spray and sprayed the whole tray. Set aside.
  3. Take all ingredients except for chocolate pieces and protein bars and place in a blender until batter is smooth.
  4. Then pour batter into muffin tins a little more that 2/3 full.
  5. Then take the cut up protein bars and place equal amounts into each muffin tin.
  6. Then take each dark piece, cut in half and then chop up each half (so 1 half of each piece goes on top of each muffin).
  7. Place the chocolate on top of each muffin and place into the oven for 12-15 minutes (might need a little longer if you’re using liners).
  8. When they are all done and lightly golden let muffins sit in the muffin pan for 10 minutes to cool and then transfer to a wire rack.DSCN1855

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 muffin

Calories: 148
Fat: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Sodium: 58 mg
Sugar: 9 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 8 g

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