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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are full of banana flavor, with much less fat than the traditional version. This recipe makes it possible to eat healthier while still indulging in delicious baked goods!

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Banana muffins with chocolate chips on a wire cooling rack.

Why this Recipe Works

We love the combination of bananas and chocolate. If you like our Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, today’s skinny banana muffin recipe is going to blow you away.

  • These banana muffins are oil free! Greek yogurt and banana make the muffins plenty moist.
  • Naturally sweetened for delicious flavor.
  • More fiber and fewer calories than traditional banana muffins.
  • Enjoy them any time of day. Banana chocolate chip muffins are perfect for breakfast, but they have just enough sweetness to work as a dessert too!

Despite the fact that these skinny banana muffins are definitely healthier than your average chocolate chip muffin, they don’t taste like diet food. The insides are soft and fluffy with the perfect ratio of soft crumb to chocolate chips.

No one will miss the oil or butter!

Ingredient Notes

  • Greek yogurt – We used a vanilla flavored version which contains a little extra sweetness that works well in these muffins.
  • Sweeteners – This bread is sweetened with a combination of agave nectar and honey.
  • Flours – Using half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour is best. You get the fiber and nutrients of whole wheat with the softer texture of white flour.
  • Bananas – The riper the better! You will need three large bananas, mashed.
  • Chocolate morsels – We used semisweet mini morsels to add that little bit of decadence to the low fat banana muffins.
Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

Tips and Tricks

  • This recipe yields about 18 standard sized muffins or 36 mini muffins.
  • To make mini muffins you will need to shorten the baking time. Smaller muffins cook through faster!
  • Feel free to swap out the chocolate chips for other favorite muffin mix-ins like chopped walnuts or pecans. Or use a little of both!
  • Add walnuts like we did in our banana nut muffins!
Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and flavorful, while being light in fat and calories!

Recipe FAQs

Are these muffins fat free?

These muffins are not completely fat free because Greek yogurt does contain some fat. They are, however, much lower in fat than most muffins.
One of our healthy banana chocolate chip muffins contains just 2 grams of fat. Compared to the 6 grams of fat found in the full-calorie version, that’s not too shabby!

Can I freeze these banana muffins?

Yes, these banana muffins can be frozen for up to one months. After cooling, transfer them to freezer bags or a freezer safe container.

Do I need to mash the banana before adding it to the recipe?

We usually suggest mashing the banana with a fork or masher before combining it with the other ingredients. This ensures you won’t end up with big chunks of un-mashed banana in the batter.
That said, if your banana is very ripe and you’re using an electric mixer, mashing it separately may not be necessary.

Can I make this with all whole wheat flour?

Yes, but the taste and texture will be affected. Whole wheat flour is less refined with a stronger taste than all-purpose flour. If you choose to use only whole wheat flour your muffins will taste drier, denser and grainier.

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

More Easy Muffin Recipes

Yield: 18 muffins

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes

These healthy Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are full of banana flavor, with much less fat than the traditional version. This recipe makes it possible to eat healthier while still indulging in delicious baked goods!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounce Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Instructions

  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 ¼ cup).
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18-20 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 11-13 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for later use. ENJOY.

Notes

  • For mini muffins, recipe makes about 36 muffins.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a “better-for-you” version of a classic muffin flavor. Sweet, easy to make and freezer friendly!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 4, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I constantly look (in vain) at the comments section of internet recipes to see the ratings of the recipe, to see how they came out, cooking tips and suggestions and all I EVER find is a bunch of people saying how great they ” look” but nobody’s ever actually tried them. Hardly ever, at all. Can someone explain this phenomenon to me?

    1. It’s usually because bloggers have friends who share their recipes on social media. Then they comment to say “can’t wait to try this.” I love when people follow up with their actual thoughts, tips, tricks, etc about a recipe of mine!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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! 🙂

      1. 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!

  6. 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!

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

  7. I adore skinny muffins! Great for breakfast or snacks and I love how well they freeze. These look wonderful!

  8. 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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