Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have been searching for a low-fat, yet delicious and moist, banana muffin recipe for a while, to no avail. After trying quite a few recipes (mostly ending in dry, tasteless, messes), I decided to come up with my own.

I think these were a huge success! I snuck a bite while they were still cooling... warm melted chocolate chips with the tempting flavor of banana bread :)

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

  • 3 medium, ripe bananas 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup reduced calorie margarine, melted
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin, or line with 12 liners. 
  • In a medium bowl, mash ripe bananas. Add egg white, melted margarine, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and sweetener; stir well. Add flour, oats, baking soda, and baking powder; stir until just combined. Fold chocolate chips into batter. 
  • Spoon batter into muffin tin (should make 12) and bake 15-20 min.

(For 1 muffin- 1/12th of the recipe)
  • 106 Calories
  • 18g Carbohydrates
    • 7g Sugar
    • 2g Fiber
  • 3g Fat
  • 2g Protein


  1. Wow, this looks wonderful. I'm excited to make it. Am I able to substitute cocoa for chocolate chips or just vanilla extract?

    1. Thank you so much! Absolutely, you can leave out the chips if you want :)