Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins {Video!}

Breads + Muffins, Breakfast, Snacks


Super easy, 165 calorie brownie-like muffins that will be your new favorite! 

Super easy, 165 calorie brownie-like muffins that will be your favorite!

Haaaaappy Monday!

Typically I’d be dragging myself out of bed and zombie-like, but I’m ready to go on this fall morning. Lots of exciting things happening: I start a new job today, yesterday we celebrated one year of marriage, we’re TWO weeks from closing on our house and this post made it to The Huffington Post!

To kick the week off right, here’s a healthier muffin recipe that we can enjoy as we ease into the week.

Super easy, 165 calorie brownie-like muffins that will be your favorite!

I’ve had the opportunity to partner with Truvia®, highlighting their new Nectar (a stevia-honey blend)! The taste is really amazing and can be used instead of honey, agave, or maple syrup. It’s no surprise that I’m a baker, and when I’m focusing on healthier items having a product that has all-natural ingredients is a no brainer. This stuff isn’t going anywhere any time soon. ♥ Oh! And if you’ve never tried stevia before Truvia® is giving away few samples so grab em’ while you can!Super easy, 165 calorie brownie-like muffins that will be your favorite!

Let’s get to these muffins.

If you rewind back to July, you may remember me sharing my skinny pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I make them almost every weekend and for a few very good reasons: pumpkin (duh!), brownie-like, and melty chocolate. These muffins are quite similar except we swapped out a few ingredients made a few adjustments, one being: sweetened with only 2 Tablespoons of Truvia® Nectar. Since the Nectar is much sweeter than regular sugar, we’re reducing the amount. And they are still the bomb.

Look how dreamy inside with all those dark chocolate chips! THESE ARE SO GOOD. Sorry, I felt the need to shout that. And no mixer for these brownie-like muffins. The batter comes together in about 10 minutes, spoon into the muffin pan and bake. Simple enough, right?

Super easy, 165 calorie brownie-like muffins that will be your favorite!

A few things to mention.

  • Brownie-like muffins.
  • Chocolate for breakfast.
  • Only 165 calories.

Your Monday just got a whole lot better (and tastier!)

Let me show you how easy these are!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 30m

Ingredients

  • 3 large, very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons Truvia® Nectar
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (save a few for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstock spray. This recipe makes 10-11 muffins, so you may have 1-2 empty.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas up using a fork (or potato masher!) Make sure to get as much as the large lumps out -- use those arm muscles! Once mashed, whisk in the Nectar, egg whites, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk together. Once the mixture starts to come together, pour in the milk. Fold in the chocolate chips, save a few for the tops of the muffins.
  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan, filling them all the way to the top. Top each with a few chocolate chips (makes them look pretty!) Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425°F then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven to 350°F. Baking for an additional 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. The total time is about 18-20 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring to a wire rack.
  5. Muffins stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Additional Notes

  1. Using SparkRecipes calculator, these muffins come out to 165 calories.
  2. You can find Truvia® Nectar at conventional grocery stores as well at Target and Amazon.

More breads + muffins.

Have you tried my 130-calorie skinny pumpkin chocolate chip muffins? YOU MUST!

These 130 calorie chocolate pumpkin muffins taste like heaven! A breakfast staple for sure. Find more at runlifteatrepeat.com

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