Banana Cacao Chip Muffins

Serves: 4 (medium) or 6 (small)

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was National Banana Day! So, although this recipe should have been posted yesterday, I decided to celebrate the day by eating the delicious banana recipe that I made Sunday! It couldn’t have come at a better time either because I had a few bananas that were perfect for baking! I had been thinking for a day or two prior what to make with them and couldn’t decide. So, when I asked the boyfriend what he wanted me to make, he coincidentally said, “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.” PERFECT!! I jumped on baking them within 2 hours of his request! (I know, I’m such a good girlfriend ;)) This is what I came up with…which ended up pretty darn amazing!

Banana Cacao Chip Muffins

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (52g) ground flax (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 1/2 scoops (~45g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3c stevia (adjust based off the sweetness of your protein and your taste buds)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp banana extract, optional
  • 2 tbs water
  • 120g (about 2 small bananas), mashed
  • 1/4c (28g) cacao nibs (or 1/4c – 56g mini chocolate chips)

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  • muffin tin
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1) Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees

2) Spray 4 muffin cups with non stick spray.

3) In a bowl mix your flax and coconut milk. Set aside.

4) In a second bowl mix your protein powder, stevia and baking powder.

5) In a third bowl, whisk your eggs, vanilla and banana extracts and water.

6) Mix your mashed bananas and coconut milk/flax into your wet ingredients.

7) Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredient.

8) Fold in your cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)

9) Evenly divide the batter between your 4 muffin cups.

10) Bake for ~ 25 minutes (They will still seem a bit soft when you remove them from the oven, but as they cool, they will further set)

11) Once the muffins have cooled, store in individual ziploc bags for an easy grab and go snack!!

Banana Cacao Chip Muffins

Packed in my Ziploc! Look at all that cacao goodness! 😉

So, how did they turn out?! Absolutely delicious! I was in love with the texture, the banana flavor and the packed cacao goodness that was inside! The boyfriend (his were made with chocolate chips) even loved them! We both had one before out workout yesterday morning! And like I’ve said in the past, if he likes something healthy, it’s definitely a winner! :)

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Nutrition (per 1 out of 4 muffins – made with cacao nibs)

Calories: 208.8, Protein: 16.4g, Carbs: 15.7g, Fat: 10.9g (3g Saturated), Sodium: 68mg, Fiber: 7g (Net Carbs: 8.7g)
(per 1 out of 4 made with mini nestle chocolate chips)

Calories: 246.3, Protein: 15.4g, Carbs: 22.2g, Fat: 11.9g (4g Saturated), Sodium: 68mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 17.2g)

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