These tender banana muffins are so full of chocolate chips that folks won't realize they're made with wholesome oats and whole wheat flour. Kristine Sims of St Joseph, Michigan likes to bake a batch to enjoy in the morning...or anytime.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat in the bananas, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

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  • Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Tips

Nutritional Analysis: 1 muffin equals 218 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 20.6mg; sodium 182.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (105)

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
These were fabulous! The only change I did was to omit the applesauce cause I found that I didn't have any and used 1 tablespoon of oil instead. Baked them for 18 minutes and they came out so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
Yum! Used 1 Tbs flax + 3 Tbs water in place of the egg (better fats!) Perfect breakfast or healthy dessert muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
These are really good! I omitted the applesauce and used just whole-wheat flour. Used chopped dark chocolate bars for the chips, too. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
I followed this recipe exactly and the kids and I thought they were pretty good. My DH did not care for them. He said you could taste they were healthy. This was my first time using whole wheat flour but he noticed. Personally, I found them to be a bit chewy and heavy but the flavor is good. My kids, 2 & 4, loved them. I make them in a mini muffin tin so they are kid appealing. Usually I make the "oh my gosh" muffins from this site but I will switch it up with these occasionally from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
My kids gobble these up. I have used yogurt instead of applesauce, and use all whole wheat flour. They are great, a very nice breakfast muffin before school. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
Delicious! I modified the recipe slightly. I didn't have any applesauce, so I used 1 tbsp oil and 1/3 c milk (so they wouldn't dry out). I also made 24 mini-muffins and baked them for 14 minutes. Perfect! My preschooler and I both agree, these are yummy muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
Very Moist! I pureed the banana in the blender with the other wet ingredients & brown sugar; then added them to the dry mixture that had been whisked together. Used canola oil instead of butter. Only had regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (not mini) and it worked! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2009
These tasted better than they looked. I mean they looked fine, but just "healthy." I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are very yummy, too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2009
Pretty good as written. We scooped out a few muffins without chocolate chips and my husband thought they were bland. I didn't have any overripe bananas on hand, though, so the banana flavor was very mild. In the rest of the muffins as written the chocolate was almost overpowering. Overall the texture was great, the combination of flavors was good, and I love how deceptively healthy they are! Read More
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