Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins - made with no butter or oil
March 1, 2023
My 3 teenage boys are flying through food these days! So I love making this healthy snack that they can grab at anytime. These muffins are one of their favorites! And do not have any oil or fat in them. Yet they still have a perfect, spongy cake texture. And they are loaded with healthy fruit - which is a perfect way to use up any overripe bananas that you may have.
I love that they can just grab these muffins whenever they get hungry. They are perfect for a quick breakfast, snack or even dessert. My boys love them! And I love giving them a healthy homemade muffin instead of a processed snack.
Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
(Makes 24 Muffins)
5-6 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
Place the bananas in a mixing bowl and mix well, leaving just a few banana chunks.
Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla and applesauce and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl stir together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 32 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Please note that you can also make these with whole wheat flour to make these muffins even healthier!
Who doesn't love a sweet, homemade, baked treat?! Only you will know just how healthy these delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins really are!