Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skinny Chocolate Fudge Banana Muffins

I was looking for another fabulous recipe for Sunday morning brunch, and I found this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.  Make sure you check out her blog for some amazing recipes!  It is the same blog where I found the recipe for Skinny Strawberry Banana Muffins

3 large bananas (very ripe)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips - extra for topping

1.  Mash the 3 bananas with a pastry blender or fork.  Add in the sugar, egg, and applesauce. 

2.  Mix together the dry ingredients (both flours, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda).  Sift them into the wet ingredients and mix until just blended.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  

3.  Line muffin tins with cute cupcake liners and fill them to the top.  Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.  Makes 12 muffins.

4.  Cool on a wire rack.  Garnish with additional chocolate chips on top.  

They 'cost' more calories than I usually like to spend on a muffin, but they were absolutely delicious.  Definitely worth it for a splurge every once in awhile!  My niece called them cupcakes - they could surely pass as one! Make sure you make them when you have family or friends coming over so you aren't tempted to eat the whole batch! 

Nutrition (per muffin): 214 calories, 7g fat, 42g carbs, 3 g protein, 26g sugar

Some ideas for cutting the calories: Cut the chocolate chips down to 1/2 cup.  Use 1/3 cup of sugar.  Try making them as mini-muffins with mini chocolate chips.  Try them with only whole-wheat flour.  Use egg whites instead of an egg.  If you don't want to use granulated sugar, try substituting for honey.  I haven't tried any of these ways, so I'm not sure how it would change the muffin - but it's worth a try!  Any other suggestions? 



  1. These look amazing! You could also sub the applesauce in for coconut oil too!


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  2. Thanks for stopping by! Great idea! I have a big jar of coconut oil.


  3. I was wondering what to do with the 3 ripe bananas I have! I can't wait to try this recipe!

  4. Oh my goodness! These brownies look and sound so good!

  5. Definitely try them and let me know how you like them! Tell me if you change anything - I'd love to know how they turn out!

  6. These look like a yummy breakfast treat to me. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from the Made to be a Momma linky. Have a great day!!!

  7. Yum - those muffins look delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by; new follower via FB. :)

  8. Yum! Now I know what I'm going to do with all those bananas I've got in my freezer.

  9. Glad you guys like them! Michelle, I'm glad you've found a use for your bananas! Let me know how they turn out!

  10. I replaced the white flour with almond flour to add protein, cut down the sugar and added chia seeds. They are amazing and my kids can't get enough of them!

  11. I omitted the white flour and replaced it with almond flour. Also I cut down on the sugar and added chia seeds. They are amazing! My kids can't get enough of them.

    1. That sounds amazing! I will have to try it like that sometime! Thanks for sharing!


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