Banana chocolate chip oat muffins

    45 min

    Bananas and chocolate are the main flavour in these slightly healthier muffins made with applesauce, oats and wholemeal flour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 180g wholemeal flour
    • 80g oats
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 85g dark chocolate chips
    • 2 large eggs
    • 120ml unsweetened applesauce
    • 60ml skimmed milk
    • 225g mashed banana

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. Stir wholemeal flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate chips together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl until frothy; mix applesauce, skimmed milk and banana into eggs. Pour moist ingredients into dry ingredients; stir just to moisten. Batter will be lumpy. Fill prepared muffinholes about 3/4 full.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of several muffins comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.

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    Used soft brown sugar (healthier) and did use 100g melted, unsalted butter (not so healthy!) instead of apple sauce, as I didn't have any. I also added a teasp of vanilla essence. Wonderful taste and texture, would def make again!  -  21 Jul 2017


    First time I made them just as the recipe stated. They were pretty tasty straight out of the oven, but after they cooled they were thick, bread-y, and chewy. My kiddos wouldn't even finish them. (and they are NOT the type to turn their nose up at Banana chocolate chip muffins). Take two I tweaked. Instant oats instead of rolled, a little vanilla and salt, and a good healthy glop of sour cream. And a tiny bit (about half Tbs) of softened butter. Now THAT was yummy. Yes, I know, I'm defeating the purpose of "healthy" - but one thing I have learned in my motherhood. It doesn't matter how healthy something is if none of your kids will eat it!  -  31 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I replaced the sugar with splenda and a little honey. I also replaced the chocolate chips with blueberries and coconut. Very moist and tasty. Will make again.  -  26 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)