Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

A healthy muffin recipe to share:  Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins- recipe from RecipeGirl.com

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.

Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins- recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 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


  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.


  • 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: 164, Fat per: 2.2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sugar: 21.3g, Fiber: 2.4g, Protein: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Carbohydrates: 35.7g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints: 7, Points Plus: 5, Old Points Program: 3
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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

  1. postedFeb 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 🙂

  2. postedFeb 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!

  3. postedFeb 28, 2010 7:11 AM
    Wife of the Year

    Oh wow… These look amazing!!

  4. postedFeb 28, 2010 12:18 PM

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

  5. postedMar 1, 2010 9:26 AM

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

  6. postedMar 1, 2010 9:35 AM

    Wow what a beautiful muffin!! looks deliciouuuus

  7. postedMar 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?

    • postedMar 2, 2010 7:44 PM

      Plain, or vanilla would be fine too 🙂

  8. postedMar 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!

  9. postedApr 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

  10. postedJun 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!

  11. postedOct 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?

    • postedOct 17, 2012 3:14 PM

      Haven’t tried blueberry yet!

  12. postedJan 3, 2014 12:58 PM

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

  13. postedJan 20, 2015 8:50 AM

    I haven’t tried these yet, but am planning to make them tomorrow. Just wondering if you could use regular oatmeal instead of oat flour. Have you tried that? I know I can grind the oatmeal to make flour but I think I would like to just try oatmeal. Why grind it and not just use regular oatmeal?

    • postedJan 20, 2015 9:14 AM

      I haven’t tried making them with just oats, but let us know how they turn out!

  14. postedJan 29, 2015 2:49 PM

    I made the muffins with the oat flour and a batch with oats. They were both delicious! I don’t have a preference for either – they are both great!

  15. postedFeb 1, 2016 1:43 PM

    Was looking forward to trying this…still may but with the new WW Points one muffin is 8 points!

    • postedFeb 3, 2016 7:07 PM

      I didn’t use their calculator because I don’t feel like it’s accurate, but I just computed it by putting all of the ingredients into the Recipe Builder on WW… and it computed to 6 points per muffin. What method did you use for figuring out the new points being 8?

  16. postedMar 23, 2017 9:01 AM
    Delores Mitzel

    I’m not sure how you got 6 points I put this in the WW create recipe this morning and it told me one muffin would be 11 points.  I see Shannon got 8 points something is not right not sure what.

    • postedMay 4, 2017 9:07 AM

      Hi Delores, I just inputted all of the ingredients into the recipe builder again… and this time I got 7 points. 12 servings.

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