Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

by aimee @ shugarysweets on January 4, 2014

These Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are full of flavor, with much less fat than the traditional version. Perfect if you’re watching what you eat, but still crave delicious food!

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

My workouts are still going strong! You may remember from instagram I made these muffins several months ago! It took so much willpower to hold off on sharing this recipe. It also took me several tries to get this recipe perfect.

I didn’t want a dense, dry, low fat muffins. I wanted a muffin that was lower in calories and fat, but still sweet and delicious!

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

My family LOVES muffins, and they of course expect sugary, delicious muffins from my kitchen. Can you believe no one complained when these healthier muffins were brought out for breakfast? They are so full of flavor and the texture is perfect.

The extra chocolate chips are just the sweetness these muffins need, and the bananas give great texture and moisture to these muffins! I know I’ve said it before, but baked goods with my morning coffee are such a treat. I’m not one to enjoy eggs or oatmeal, I’ve tried. So instead, I’ll enjoy these no guilt muffins with my coffee! Who’s with me?

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

I even made an extra batch of mini muffins. In case anyone asked! These muffins are great for the freezer too, if you want to work on portion control!

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 18 muffins

Delicious, moist Banana muffins with Chocolate Chips. Perfect if you're watching your fat and calorie intake!


  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat honey, agave nectar, egg, vanilla and banana until blended. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and yogurt. Beat for 1-2 minutes until fully combined. Fold in chocolate morsels.
  2. Grease cupcake tin with nonstick baking spray. Spoon batter into each tin (about 1/4 cup). Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18-20 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for later use. ENJOY.


For mini muffins, recipe makes about 36 muffins.

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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

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Eli@coachdaddy January 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

I wish I knew what agave nectar was, so I could try these! I’d love to trick the kids with something healthier. I’d have them at chocolate chips.
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megan m February 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Agave nectar is often used as a vegan replacement for honey. It is simply a sweetener, you can easily substitute it with an equal amount of honey or maple syrup.


Kelsey February 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

It’s a type of sweetener, I’ve seen it at Walmart before, and there are some tea shops that carry it as well.


Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

I love muffins as a quick “I-woke-up-late-and-don’t-have-time-to-eat-breakfast” (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything” or an on-the-go snack! These look fantastic. Bananas and chocolate chips is one of the classic combinations that you can never go wrong with, and I love the addition of Greek yogurt! Makes baked goods so tender and moist! Pinned! :)
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

ooooh these are the perfect breakfast! Just enough of a treat, without the guilt!
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marcie January 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

I like no-guilt muffins so much more, Aimee! They taste better to me when they’re full of Greek yogurt AND bananas because they’re so nice and moist without being oily or greasy. These look fantastic. :)
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life January 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

Those mini muffins are so cute! These muffins look amazing, with their domed tops and chocolate chips. I’ve been eating bananas like they are going out of style and these like the perfect way to eat them!
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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig January 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

Love these so much. Eating healthy in the New Year so this a great way to keep on track!
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Chrissy January 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Jodee Weiland January 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

These muffins look really good! I love the idea of honey. They look delicious!
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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Love the sound of these muffins! Pinned!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet January 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Can beat a skinny muffin! Looks great!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life January 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

You know how I feel about muffins and bananas…love that these are healthy!!! They sound awesome!
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Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen January 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I am a huge fan of chocolate in bread! I also love the idea of Greek yogurt in the mix to keep things moist!
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Anne@FromMySweetHeart January 5, 2014 at 1:17 am

Aimee…I love your lightened up version of one of my favorite muffins….perfectly studded with those chocolate chips! I love baked goods for breakfast, too. And these would be a great way to start my day!
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KatieAnne January 5, 2014 at 1:24 am

These look great! I’m out of agave nectar. Would 1/4 cup plain sugar work just as well?


Emily @ Life on Food January 5, 2014 at 6:39 am

I love a good chocolate chip muffin in the morning and really any time of day. It is a must to have a few healthy versions in your back pocket when you are trying to lighten thing up. I cannot wait to try this recipe.
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Megan - The Emotional Baker January 5, 2014 at 7:24 am

Yum! I bet these are delicious. I love that the only sweeteners are honey and agave. Can’t wait to give them a try!


Carrie January 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

Can I get a calorie count for a regular size muffin? They are in the oven right now, they smell great! :) Thanks for the recipe!


Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian January 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm

These look amazing Amy. I am going to try them with maple syrup. My munchkin is sugar sensitive (honey too). Agave and brown rice syrup or maple syrup would be awesome. Wish me luck.
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Melanie @ Carmel Moments January 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

They look so good. Definitely one of my favorite muffins!
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain January 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Soooooooo is it still healthy if I eat all the mini muffins in one sitting??

They are so tiny….I bet I’d be fine. ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

You’re so cute and little you’d be totally fine :)


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking January 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I would not complain having one of these muffins for breakfast with a cup of coffee. They sound so good and those mini chocolate chips make them so irresistible.
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Thanks Roxana!!


Deborah January 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Skinny or not – these look fab!!
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Nutmeg Nanny January 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

These look wonderful :) I bet they taste just perfect!
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Dina January 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

they sound like a great healthy breakfast!
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Christi @ Love From The Oven January 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I adore skinny muffins! Great for breakfast or snacks and I love how well they freeze. These look wonderful!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 9, 2014 at 7:48 am

Thanks girl :)


Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel January 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Skinny muffins?! Love them! I am so glad you can make basic recipes like this “skinny” and they taste just as delicious! The chocolate chips make these banana muffins look so much more sinful than they actually are!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 9, 2014 at 7:36 am

Thanks girl!! It took several tries to get the texture right on these, but worth every fail!!


sherdana alexandre March 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

i love this recipe


Kristen Duke January 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Yum these sound tasty!
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kasey January 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

I dont have wheat flour, will almond flour work? or if i ground up flax seed?


Leigh February 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

These look amazing! Can’t wait to enjoy them over coffee this weekend. I may have missed this, but do you happen to have calories calculated for these bad boys? Thanks! :)


aimee @ shugarysweets March 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I don’t. But I know there are dozens of calculators on the web you can use.


Leigh March 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Thanks Aimee. No surprise- they were delicious! For anyone else who might be curious, I clocked these at 151 calories if you make 16 muffins or 134 cals if you make 18. Thanks again!


aimee @ shugarysweets March 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

Thanks for coming back and letting me know!!


Moira March 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Pinned and have all the ingredients to make these. Only thing I didn’t have was Greek Yogurt. But wanted to pick up somefresh flowers and picked up the yogurt. Not a fan of any type of yogurt, the smell alone makes me run in the opposite direction. However, by the look of this recipe I just had to try making them. In the oven as we speak and we shall see. Sure the huibby will love them!!!


kelsey house April 1, 2014 at 11:05 pm

What is the calorie count per muffin?
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Olivia @ Miss Livv Loves April 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I’ve been craving something banana and chocolatey, but something that wouldn’t make me feel bloated after (10?!) too many servings. I tried these out today and I am officially addicted!!! So moist and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks so much for the recipe!
xo Olivia


aimee @ shugarysweets April 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I’m so glad you loved them Olivia!! Thanks for stopping back over and letting me know!!


Kenya G. Johnson March 9, 2015 at 9:53 am

These are delicious. I was referred by Dana @ KissMyList

I was in such a hurry that I didn’t notice that it makes 18. So I have 12 big muffins. Just as well. I was satisfied with one, whereas with a smaller one I may have eaten two. Also they were done in 23 mins. This recipe is a keeper.


aimee @ shugarysweets March 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Whoo hoo!! So glad to hear your enjoyed the muffins!!! :)


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