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"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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  1. 1
    Cristine says:

    Those look and sound fantastic!

  2. 2
    HoneyB says:

    They look awesome and your photos are great!

  3. 3
    Donna-FFW says:

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

  4. 4
    Chow and Chatter says:

    they look great and so cute how you wraped one up

  5. 5
    Bunny says:

    I love the idea of baking them in the ramakins! They lok terrific!

  6. 6
    FitFoodie says:

    They look delicious! I want one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. 7
    Alisa - Frugal Foodie says:

    What a great idea, they look like little souffles!

  8. 8
    carol says:

    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™‚

  9. 9
    Zesty Cook says:

    oh Jenny – This look fantastic!! Great job with this recipe.


  10. 10
    Sara says:

    SO good! I wish I had seen this post yesterday b/c I had bananas that I needed to use up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 11
    the ungourmet says:

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

  12. 12
    Justin says:

    banana and peanut butter… that’s a great muffin flavor combo

  13. 13
    Janssen says:

    These look terrific. Saving them to my Delicious account right now!

  14. 14
    Marta says:

    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!

  15. 15
    Desmone007 says:

    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!

  16. 16
    Kristen says:

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

  17. 17
    Lynda says:

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

  18. 18
    Leslie says:

    A coconut hating husband?? Oh noooo, I am soooo sorry! LOL

  19. 19
    Helene says:

    What a great recipe. I love PB and CCC.

  20. 20
    The Food Librarian says:

    These look fantastic!

  21. 21
    KacieFlake says:

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

  22. 22
    Hendria says:

    These look yummy….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 23
    Aggie says:

    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!

  24. 24
    Irene says:

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

  25. 25
    Sara says:

    These look and sound absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to try!

  26. 26
    Elyse says:

    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.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    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!

  28. 28
    Stacey says:

    Those look sooo yummy!!

  29. 29
    Caitlin says:

    these look so good!

  30. 30
    Lynn says:

    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.

  31. 31
    Patsyk says:

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

  32. 32
    Deborah says:

    I have been on a total coconut kick lately, so these are calling my name!

  33. 33
    Bridgett says:

    These sound fabulous!

  34. 34
    Hillary says:

    These look like they are anything but healthy ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this post – You might like to check out our May Monthly Mouthful where food bloggers shared their healthy cooking tips.

  35. 35
    Jessie says:

    how cute! I love the little ramekins you used to bake them in

  36. 36
    Gera @ SweetsFoods says:

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



  37. 37
    momgateway says:

    Love your recipes!

  38. 38
    Steph (I am Bee) says:

    yey for muffins! and double yey for peanut butter and banana!

  39. 39
    Jeena says:

    Hi Jenny how are you?

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

  40. 40
    from my motorhome to yours says:

    these were so easy and they turned out great

  41. 41
    Jared and Katie Organ says:

    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!

  42. 42
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I’m sold! These looks amazingly delicious!

  43. 43
    Marta says:

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

  44. 44
    Susan says:

    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.

  45. 45
    Candace says:

    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?

  46. 46
    Kabby says:

    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!

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  49. 49

    so many healthy recipes to choose from on the internet`”

  50. 50
    Drip Tray says:

    when i cook at home, i always make sure that i only cook healthy recipes because i don’t want to get fat *’-

  51. 51
    niki says:

    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.

  52. 52
    winediva says:

    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)?

  53. 53
    lynn says:

    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™‚

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    Erin says:

    I just made these! They came out great! YUM.

  57. 57
    michelle says:

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

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