Deliciously sweet and perfect for a healthy breakfast (or snack), these skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins are great for summer berry season!
One of the many things I love about summertime is all the berries that are available: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries – #ALLTHEBERRIES, am I right? I also love chocolate, and when I was at the Fresh Coast Retreat I met fellow chocolate lover, Amy of the blog Amy’s Healthy Baking. I loved getting to spend time with Amy at the retreat, and loved her passion for healthy baking and recipes.
Amy just re-released her cookbook Healthier Chocolate Treats: Breakfasts, Snacks & Desserts for Every Chocoholic in ebook form, so now you can buy it both as a hardcover and as an ebook. It contains 50+ healthier chocolate recipes, and the one I was immediately drawn to was the recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins that clock in at 128 calories. Now, as a muffin lover, my eyes went a little big – 128 calories? Normally muffins have upwards of 400 calories, so I just had to try them.
The recipe in Amy’s cookbook is called ‘strawberry banana chocolate chip muffins’ (pg. 16) but I had used my last strawberries in the strawberry daiquiris I had just made, but I loved that she had written a little note in the recipe that one could use fresh or frozen berries. I had some raspberries and blackberries that were begging to be used, and they worked perfectly!
Bananas act as a natural sweetener and the berries add a nice tartness, topped with some chocolate chips – YUM! When making muffins I always love using a big cookie scoop to divide out the batter into the muffin tins so that they’re all the same size.
I love enjoying a muffin in the mornings for an easy grab and go breakfast or on the weekends made with fresh farmers market berries. These skinny banana berry muffins make for a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Recipe from Healthier Chocolate Treats: Breakfasts, Snacks & Desserts for Every Chocoholic. These muffins can be frozen. When they're completely cooled put them in a ziplock freezer bag. To enjoy remove a muffin and remove the wrapping and microwave for 30 seconds (or until no longer frozen).
Enjoy frozen muffins within 1 month of freezing.
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These muffins can be frozen. When they're completely cooled put them in a ziplock freezer bag. To enjoy remove a muffin and remove the wrapping and microwave for 30 seconds (or until no longer frozen).