Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

I’m not ashamed to say, but one of my favorite things to snack on is chocolate chip muffins.

It’s the perfect combo of carbs & chocolate, which in my opinion are the most important food groups. (Is this a healthy living blog?) A lot of times I spread a dollop of my favorite peanut butter on top and I feel…so happy.

These past few days my kids have been sick AGAIN, and I’m starting to feel like the ‘nasty bug’ we got in January never left our house. There have been quite a few tears shed, and this morning my daughter kicked me in the face mid tantrum.

Luckily, I made these muffins the day before my kids both got sick, so I had something for them to snack on when they didn’t feel like eating a whole meal. Especially Sweet Pea. Her favorite thing to do is carry them through out the house, take a few bites, and then leave them and their crumbs in random places for me to find days later.

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My oldest daughter and I are a little more ‘civilized’ than Sweet Pea, and we enjoy ours crumbled in a bowl over greek yogurt with fresh strawberries. If you haven’t done this…You must.

Don’t worry. We use fresh crumbs, not the ones found through out the house that were left behind…


Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ c. honey (or other liquid sweetener)
  • ¼c. coconut sugar
  • ½ c. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ c. milk (I used almond)
  • ½ c. natural peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 1 TB. vanilla extract
  • 2 TB. melted coconut oil
  • 1⅓c. flour (spelt, Whole Wheat Pastry, etc.)
  • ⅓ c. oats
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add bananas, honey, sugar, yogurt, egg, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk together until combined. Whisk in melted coconut oil
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the dry to wet ingredients and stir together, only until combined. (DO not overmix!)
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Add batter to greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or cooked through all the way.
  6. Enjoy with a spread of peanut butter on top!

I’m hoping by summer the girls immune systems are strong enough, and then maybe we can leave our house and not have cabin fever.

Oh wait.

I live in Las Vegas. We don’t leave our house in the summer either.

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Comments

  1. Wendy says:

    Those muffins look so yummy! Who doesn’t love carbs and chocolate? I will definitely be making these soon!
    I hope you and your family feel better soon!

  2. This is one of my favorite flavor combinations, too. In fact, I posted something similar in flavor today. Great minds think alike. :)

  3. Dana Kay says:

    yum! this looks delish, I can’t wait to make these. I’ve been looking for a good muffin recipe and I think I found it. thanks for sharing :)

    xo,
    Dana Kay
    http://danakay16.blogspot.com/

  4. Miriam says:

    I just love how no matter where we live in the world, we always complain about temperature! ;) I will try this recipe. The smile of your child, priceless. :)

  5. Melissa Coats says:

    Those are a perfect snack and I always admire how you add more to the finished product such as how with these you will pair them with fresh berries and greek yogurt. One question do you know if leaving out the yogurt from the recipie will make a difference or do u have a suggestion for a substitute ingredient we can’t have dairy so just wondering. Thank you
    Melissa

    • Arielle says:

      Hi Melissa!
      Thanks for your comment! You won’t be able to leave it out because it’s part of the wet baking ingredients that make it moist. You can replace it with a dairy free yogurt, such as a soy yogurt! Hope that helps! Thanks!

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