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!
Servings 8 jumbo muffins
- 3 ripe bananas, large
- 5 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or vegetable oil)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your muffin tin with a non stick spray and set aside.
Cook your bananas on the stove. Mash the bananas and place over medium heat in a medium to large frying pan. Then add in the butter and brown sugar. Whisk the ingredients together so the bananas can cook on the stove...bring the mixture to low and let simmer for 5 minute. Then remove from heat and let slightly cool.
Then in a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, chia seeds and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil 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 ¼ cup measuring cup to measure in your banana bread batter into the prepared muffin cups. (Recipe will make 12-13 small muffins and 6-8 jumbo muffins) Sprinkle with more chocolate chips on top if desired.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until you insert muffins with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Enjoy!!