Honey- Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Honey- Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Using miniature chocolate chips for this recipe allows the great, sweet flavor of chocolate to spread into all of the nooks and crannies along the tops of these delicious and healthy muffins.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
2/3 cup honey
2 Tablespoons nonfat yogurt
2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup whole grain oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

2. Mix first 6 ingredients (wet) together in a medium bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips); add dry ingredients to wet and mix just until blended together (don’t over-mix).

4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle top of each batter cup with the mini chocolate chips. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then remove muffins to a rack to cool completely.

Tips:

*If you don’t have whole grain oat flour, just put regular oats into a blender or food processor and process until it becomes very fine… then you’ll have oat flour

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories per serving: 164
Fat per serving: 2.2g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1g
Sugar per serving: 21.3g
Fiber per serving: 2.4g
Protein per serving: 3.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 35.7g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 3

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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14 Responses to “Honey- Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

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    Jessica@Healthy Exposures — February 27, 2010 @ 10:09 PM

    This looks like a great recipe – I love honey, and especially using it as a replacement for sugar. I bet they’d be great with maple, too. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Great photo, too :)

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    Duchess of Fork — February 28, 2010 @ 6:58 AM

    Lori these look great!! My husband will devour these. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see your 10 in 10 is going so well. Keep it up, girl!

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    Wife of the Year — February 28, 2010 @ 7:11 AM

    Oh wow… These look amazing!!

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    Stay-At-Home-Chef — February 28, 2010 @ 12:18 PM

    Wow – these look delicious! I just stumbled across your blog and will be following along for sure…

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    Malin — March 1, 2010 @ 9:26 AM

    I can’t believe they’re low fat and sugarfree! They look too good! ;)

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    Cherine — March 1, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

    Wow what a beautiful muffin!! looks deliciouuuus

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    Krystle — March 2, 2010 @ 1:02 PM

    I’m so excited to make these, but I have a question first. Do you use plain or flavored yogurt?

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 2nd, 2010 @ 7:44 PM

      Plain, or vanilla would be fine too :)

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    Heather — March 5, 2010 @ 7:10 PM

    I made these muffins earlier today. I used agave instead of honey and added a pinch of cloves… they were excellent! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Laurie — April 18, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

    Unbelievable! I made these muffins last night and had one for breakfast this morning. This recipe is the best muffin recipe I’ve ever made- lowfat or not!!! I didn’t expect this muffin to turn out this good and it did not disappoint! This is my new replacement for my banana chocolate chip coffee cake I get at the coffee shop I go to which has 350+ calories. Thanks so much for sharing this. Your recipe has motivated me to find more lowfat recipes that actually taste good! Thanks again and keep them coming :) Laurie

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    Melissa — June 18, 2011 @ 6:30 AM

    These look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. I have to admit I’m even more excited about the tip, I would have went and bought oat flour to make the recipe. I never knew, hopefully I’ll remember now. Thanks again!

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    Ann — October 16, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

    Wonderful Recipe, Just made the muffins today and they were a huge hit with everyone, If I would have known I would have made more :) I added walnuts to half the batch, yummy!
    Any recipe suggestions for Honey Sweetened Blueberry muffins?

    • Lori Lange replied: — October 17th, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

      Haven’t tried blueberry yet!

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    MrsD — January 3, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

    Mmmm…just made these, they are to die for!! Yum, yum, and yummy some more!