"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. Gera @ SweetsFoods

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

    Cheers!

    Gera

  2. Patsyk

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Irene

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

  7. 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!

  8. KacieFlake

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

  9. Lynda

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

  10. Kristen

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. the ungourmet

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

  14. Sara

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

  15. 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™‚

  16. Donna-FFW

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

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