Double chocolate banana breakfast muffins
I have not made muffins or cupcakes in a very long time and even though I have plenty of muffin variations on my baking to do list I just don’t have enough time to get to them all quickly enough. I really need more hours in the day…but, who doesn’t?
These double chocolate breakfast muffins are super good. If you are having breakfast on the go, which many people do, these are a fast and very convenient way to get some healthy fats and fiber in your day.
You can even freeze these and microwave for 20-30 seconds and they would be as good as freshly baked. The recipe came from my old banana, apple and oatmeal muffins I made a while back. I just made some adjustments and got the chocolate version :-)
On another note, has anyone heard of the HCG diet? I think it is the most ridiculous diet I have ever heard. It is not only extremely dangerous but please…are you serious on this? IT DOES NOT WORK. All I can say is good luck to those on it. I would like to see them 3 to 6 months post diet and see their results…or the lack of them for that matter!!
I mean, 500 calories a day (no carbs what so ever) an injection of the HCG hormone (which by the way, it is found on pregnant women’s urine) Really?
You will lose weight fast and a bunch of it. With 500 calories a day you bet your ass you are going to loose weight……
I wish the FDA would be a little more diligent and have the consumers back when it comes to allowing such crazy things to flow freely in the market…but then again, everything is about money so what would they care right?
Anyhow, enough of this because the subject makes me super furious.
I am leaving you with these chocolate breakfast muffins that are fabulous on the go, especially for breakfast :-)
The batter looks really dark because of the dark chocolate cocoa that I used. Dark chocolate cocoa has much better antioxidant properties so try to go with this option if you can.
You can freeze these chocolate muffins no problem. I use zipper plastic bags. Just before eating microwave for 20-30 seconds and you will be good to go.
Double chocolate banana breakfast muffins
Yield: 14 muffins
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup almond milk, any other milk will work too
3/4 cup unrefined sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa Powder
1 3/4 cup oats
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon chocolate extract, you can use vanilla extract as well
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lined muffin pan with muffin paper cups.
In a bowl combine bananas, milk, oil, sugar, chocolate extract, and egg. Add dry ingredients, flour, dark cocoa powder, oats, and baking powder and whisk until well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Place two scoops (about two tablespoons) of the mixture evenly into each muffin cup (you want 3/4 of the muffin cup to be filled with the batter).
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Make sure you remove the muffins from the pan immediately after they are done. Let them cool on a wire rack.
You can freeze them on zipper plastic bags and microwave for about 20-30 seconds when you are ready to eat them again :-)
Nutrition facts are calculated based on 14 servings. Each serving equals to 1 muffin. This is high in fiber, manganese and phosphorous.
I really need to make more muffins too! I’ve been thinking about muffins lately – I used to be crazy about them, but obviously not so much lately. These look fantastic – especially since I’ve been thinking of chocolate muffins :D
Before I forget – I’ve been wanting to mention that I love your straws! I’ve noticed them a few times now – So cute!
And on the topic of HCG, I couldn’t agree with you more. The whole topic just makes me want to cry. I know quite a few people who have done it/are doing it and even a couple that are selling the product and I just want to shake them. There’s no way anyone can possibly think that’s healthy but that’s how they talk about it. And in the end these people don’t look healthy! They’re so deprived of essential nutrients, not to mention fats and protein. They’ve lost so much muscle tone, they look like they’ve aged years, it’s ridiculous!! When will people realize that you have to respect your body and treat it properly instead of starving it and trying to beat it into submission to look the way you want it to? Ugh, sorry for the rant – it’s a subject that touches very close to home :(
I am glad someone in on my side with regard to this nonsense HCG. I though maybe I was a bit harsh with my message, so I am glad we think alike on this. There are way too many negatives with this crazy diet and I just can’t believe how people are going for it. I know some are really desperate to loose some weight but I think there is a line that has to be drawn.
I guess if you want to age years, loose some money, become totally unhealthy and put in danger your life, this is the diet for you. This should be the slogan :-)
What?! I had never heard of that diet. It sounds strange. I don’t do diets, though. I just eat whatever I feel like eating, plus vegetables. :(
That frowny face is for the vegetables. Ugh. It’s just not fair that some people like them and I have to force down each bite with a huge gulp.
Anyway, your muffins like super, as always! And I’ve also been admiring your straws. I was wondering in your last smoothie post if they were disposable straws, but then realized that all straws are disposable and that this was a very stupid thought. :)
Heidi, no problem about your ranting, I totally hear you. I am sure it gets even more frustrating since you know someone on this stupid diet.
Texanerin, the straws I got a while back. I got them from eBay. I am Going to have to order some more soon :-) I am running out fast with all this smoothies.
Can you use skim milk in place of the soy? I can’t do soy.
For sure. Any milk would do and actually I am going to change that bc I don’t do soy milk anymore either :-) Thanks for visiting.
Are the servings a normal size cupcake/muffin wrapper or the smaller size? (are there official names to the different sizes?) Can’t tell from the picture! Thanks.
It is a regular size muffin pan and regular size muffin wrappers :-)
ha ha, thanks, I’m not a very experienced cook!
These muffins look divine, I’m definitely going to try them this weekend! :)
Do you think it would work if I substituted the sugar with honey or maple syrup? What sort of ratios do you think I should use?
I think you should be good w/ 1/2 cup. Just try the batter and if it is not too sweet maybe you can add some more. I hope you like them :-)
Food is the most important for the healthy life. This is the same as we need something that is very necessary to live. There should be proper food to eat. This is the guaranty of a healthy life.