Okay… so here’s a recipe that combines quite a few of my favorite things – peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate! Can’t go wrong with this!! Healthy Girl Kitchen has done it again! Enjoy!
VEGAN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MUFFINS
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flax + 2.5 tbsp water
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2.5 tbsp applesauce
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips plus more for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing it or using muffin liners.
- Make your flax egg by mixing the flax and water and set aside for 3 minutes until it thickens. In a large mixing bowl, mash together banana and flax egg. Add in baking soda, maple syrup, coconut sugar, peanut butter, and applesauce. Whisk. Sift in cocoa powder then whisk again.
- Add oats then add in the almond flour 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until completely combined. Fold in chocolate chips then add the batter into the muffin pan. Top with chocolate chips. Fill each well about 3/4 of the way.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes until a fork comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
What makes these vegan chocolate peanut butter banana muffins healthy?Healthy muffins are the best muffins. These are made with healthier ingredients like almond flour and oats instead of refined white wheat flour. They are oil-free too – I used applesauce instead of oil! These are a lower calorie muffin option. Most traditional bakery muffins can be over 600 calories but these are about 220 calories each! They are also dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, plant-based and have no refined sugar. I used low glycemic coconut sugar instead of regular white sugar. That is one of my favorite healthy baking tricks.