Skinny Banana Berry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Deliciously sweet and perfect for a healthy breakfast (or snack), these skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins are great for summer berry season!

Skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins from @sweetphi

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.

Skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins from @sweetphi

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.

Skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins from @sweetphi

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!

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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.

Skinny banana berry chocolate chip muffins from @sweetphi

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.

Skinny Banana Berry Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking power
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup banana, mashed (about 1 medium)
  • ¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat milk
  • 1½ cups mixed berries (or strawberries - fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the mashed banana and Greek yogurt stirring until no large lumps remain.Stir in the maple syrup.
  4. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring until just incorporated (for best results add the flour mixture in 3 equal parts).
  5. Gently fold in the berries and 1½ tablespoons of the chocolate chips.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin cups and press the remaining chocolate chips into the tops of the muffins.
  7. Bake for 24-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling wrack.
Notes
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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  • Reply

    This looks like the perfect way to make use of delicious summer berries. I love muffins!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Berries in baked goods are just the best, and in muffins they are beyond the best 😉

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Those bananas are the kind that some people would toss for being “too ripe” but those of us who bake are like “ahhh! the banana heavens have blessed us!” These muffins look to die for. Can haz?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hahaha, you’re so right, some people might toss them for being too ripe. I, on the other hand, always LOVE when I have bananas for baked goods 🙂

  • Reply

    Oh Phi, you are just the sweetest!! Thank you SO much for this! I’m truly touched by all of your kind words about my recipes and cookbook, and your photos are absolutely stunning. LOVE!! ❤️ I feel so, so blessed to have met you at the #FreshCoastRetreat — you’re a true gem!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Yay, I’m so happy you liked the post Amy. The muffins were delicious and I cannot wait to make them again and make more of your healthy chocolate recipes.

      • Reply

        Aww that means so much to me Phi!! I’d love to hear what you think of any other recipes that you try! 🙂

  • Reply

    Phi! These look so fluffy and perfect! Absolutely love your photos!! 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love a good healthy muffin and thank you so much for your comment girl 🙂

  • Reply

    Absolutely LOVE Amy and her blog, and these muffins look like the perfect morning treat! 🙂 Thank you for sharing them Phi, your photography is beautiful!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment on my photography 🙂 And isn’t Amy great? I was so happy I got to meet her in person this past April!

  • shawnna griffin
    Reply

    hey girl these look really good!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      These muffins were definitely delish, thank you for commenting 🙂

  • Maya | Wholesome Yum
    Reply

    These look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You’re so welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

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