"Healthier" Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins…

Hi everyone, yes as you can see, I have another banana peanut butter recipe for you and these muffins are so good! I had a friend give me 3 big cases of yogurt last week and I told her I’d make a batch of somewhat healthy muffins to repay the favor. You’ll be so happy eating one of these bad boys for breakfast, they are soft and full of fabulous flavor! I baked one muffin in a small ramekin then wrapped it up for my friend. Give it a try, it makes a cute homemade gift!

No worries if you are not a coconut fan, just leave it out. I made half with coconut topping for me and half without to satisfy my picky coconut hating husband! Hope you all enjoy!

“Healthier” Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 Tablespoons softened butter
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 Cup plain low-fat vanilla yogurt
2/3 Cup sugar
heaping 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 Cup coarse sugar (I used Turbinado sugar)
1/2 Cup shredded sweetened coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter, eggs, bananas, yogurt, sugar and peanut butter into a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine. Place all dry ingredients into a separate large bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips until just combined. Scoop into muffin tins lined with paper cups 2/3 way full. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and shredded coconut. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center.

12 muffins

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55 Responses
  1. Donna-FFW

    I love to bake with bananas and these look incredible.. Since it is healthier, I can have 3 or 4 right

  2. carol

    What a treat for breakfast-and I love the idea of baking one in a ramekin…that’s the perfect gift for a friend, for sure!
    You have the best ideas and recipes, Jenny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. the ungourmet

    These look so terrific! Your photos are beautiful as well. I love the muffin wrapped up and tied with the lovely ribbon.

  4. Marta

    What a great idea to bake it in a ramekin! I love it! The recipe looks great, very low fat and high protein, perfect for the kids! I’ll make these next, since anything with PB and banana has proves very successful in this household!

  5. Desmone007

    Great photos, and thanks for sharing this recipe! I love banana muffins and then on top of that chocolate chips? Great combination. Hope you don’t mind but I’d love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget and you’re all set!

  6. Kristen

    I bet my kids (and my husband and I for that matter) would love these – they look wonderful!

  7. Lynda

    Awesome looking muffins! I love bananas muffins, or banana anything for that matter. Wish I had a couple of these right now!

  8. KacieFlake

    These look fabulous. What is with the Flake family coconut hating? Derek is the same way. How was your first earthquake!

  9. Aggie

    Oh I have to try these Jenny! I love PB/Banana everything. I’m obsessed with it actually. My whole family would love these! They look great!

  10. Irene

    Oooh I love these and I love the packaging! I’m a sucker for individual desserts. Especially anything banana!

  11. Elyse

    Oh my goodness! These muffins look heavenly. I love the coconut sprinkled over the top, too. And the presentation in the ramekins is brilliant! Sorry that I’ve been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

  12. Anonymous

    These muffins looks great, I can’t wait to try them. I am always glad to find healthier recipes. I have to agree with your husband here, I’m going to make mine without coconut, but to each his own!

  13. Lynn

    Yum, these look terrific. I’m happy to have stumbled on your site today; got here because I looked up “roasted banana bread” on google. I just made some yummy roasted banana muffins, and was curious about other roasted banana recipes as I’ve never done that before. I’m going to go poke around your site. I have a feeling there’s a lot to love here! Thanks.

  14. Patsyk

    What a great muffin! I’ll have to try them out, my oldest son and I love a good muffin in the morning.

  15. Gera @ SweetsFoods

    Oh these chocolate PB muffins look phenomenal! Yummmmmmm I would love to try it soon ๐Ÿ™‚



  16. Jeena

    Hi Jenny how are you?

    I love this recipe you are so good at making tasty recipes with peanut butter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Jared and Katie Organ

    I just made these and realized half way through that I was out of chocolate chips! I was so mad so I used peanut butter chips and they were still fabulous. Next time I might use half chocolate and half pb chips. The extra pb flavor was awesome. All your creations are so amazing. Thanks for another great recipe!

  18. Marta

    I made these!!!!! they came out great!!!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!!!
    Now I’m back to munching ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Susan

    I made these today. They are so delicious! I could only make a few with the coconut because I’m the only one eats it. They don’t taste “healthy”; the kids will never know.
    Thanks for all your delicious-looking recipes.

  20. I came across your website yesterday and am in love! I went from being in a food rut to suddenly feeling excited with all your great ideas and the pictures really top it off. My toddler and I are always making muffins and I want to try this recipe. I just have a quick question, I’m always going through bananas so fast we don’t always have them on hand when I want them for something like this, are there any good substitutes for bananas in baking? Does applesauce work?

  21. Kabby

    These look great, I can’t wait to make them!!
    Question, could I replace the yogurt for milk? I just realized I’m out of yogurt!

  22. niki

    I just made these and they taste wonderful. I was surprised and concerned though about all the oil(?) at the bottom of the muffin tins when I pulled the muffins out. I used paper liners which were soaked. Never had this happen before on any muffins so I was a bit worried, but the muffins tasted great.

  23. winediva

    What size ramekin did you use? Did you spray it first (non stick spray) and how long at at what temp did you cook (in ramekins)?

  24. I just made a batch of these (with a few little changes) and they are yummo! Thanks for the great recipe. I printed this out back when you first posted it, so I am a little slow here. But these were worth the wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. michelle

    What is plain vanilla yogurt? I’m assuming you mean one or the other,,,which one though, plain or vanilla?

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