Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Muffins
Whether you choose to have these muffins for breakfast with your morning coffee or at your 3pm afternoon slump, these muffins will satisfy you with fiber, omega3s and all of the chocolatey goodness you're craving!
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Tawnie Graham of Kroll's Korner
dark brown sugar, packed
All Purpose Flour
cocoa powder, unsweetened
chia seeds (optional)
eggs, room temperature
coconut oil, melted (or vegetable oil)
dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray your muffin tin with a non stick spray and set aside.
Cook bananas on the stove: Mash the bananas and place over medium heat in a medium to large non stick frying pan. Then add in the butter and brown sugar.
Whisk the ingredients together to combine. Lower the heat and bring to a simmer for ~5 minutes. Then remove from heat and let slightly cool.
In a large sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, chia seeds and salt.
In a separate medium sized bowl bowl mix the eggs, oil, milk and vanilla extract.
Whisk the cooled banana mixture into the egg/milk mixture. Then gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Use a measuring cup, scoop the banana bread batter into the prepared muffin cups. (Recipe will make 12-13 small muffins and 8 jumbo muffins) Sprinkle with more chocolate chips on top if desired.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until you insert a toothpick in the muffins and it comes out clean. (Do not over bake, they will be dry!!) Enjoy as is or with nut butter on top!
If you don't like the idea of chia seeds in your muffins, you can leave them out.