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Banana Chocolate Meal-in-a-Muffin

Banana Chocolate Meal-in-a-Muffin

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JessicaCeleste

I searched everywhere for a hearty breakfast muffin and had to invent my own in order to make it tasty and whole-wheat without loads of sugar or exotic ingredients. 100% whole-wheat. Almost no fat and very little sugar. But chocolatey and delicious. This is a very dense muffin that literally could replace a meal (if nuts are added).

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  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Mix mashed bananas and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs, olive oil, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Fold chocolate chips and walnuts into batter. Distribute batter into the muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
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Sarah Jo
11
7/24/2012

I made two small substitutions; I used vegetable oil instead of olive oil and chopped pecans instead of walnuts. I had mini chocolate chips on hand, I used those. I did get 12 huge muffins out of one recipe, mine were done baking at 22 minutes (the recipe says 35-40 minutes--make sure you check yours at 20 minutes, then go from there.) Great banana bread base--I loved how this recipe used whole wheat flour. My family thinks it needs more chocolate chips and nuts, next time I'd double both.

woody12
4
7/25/2012

very dry and bland. not recommened at all.

Marianne
1
1/29/2013

I totally goofed with this recipe which I had halved, but still they turned out OK. They definitely need some butter with them when heated to help with the lack of moisture. I was going to make these into mini muffins but after I'd put them in the oven for a few minutes I realized that I'd left out the sugar! Horrors! So I took them out, scraped them from the liners, added the sugar, and then decided to just make them into regular sized muffins. Thank you for the idea of this recipe!