I am always searching for ways to make healthy treats for my family. My kids have specific criteria for me to follow: “The recipe must have something special in them so they taste like a treat.” Of course I too have specific criteria to follow: “The recipe must have ingredients that nourish us.” I think you would agree that these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins fit the bill!
What I am most pleased about with this recipe is there is no refined white sugar. The muffins are sweetened with a small amount of maple syrup, bananas, and chocolate chips. (Still plenty of “sugar”, but it is a treat after all!).
The muffins consist of all three macro-nutrients, which is always important to help to balance blood sugar (fat and protein slows down the absorption of sugar).
In this recipe you will find:
- Healthy fats: coconut oil, sunflower seeds
- Healthy carbohydrates: whole grain spelt flour, bananas
- Healthy proteins: sunflower seeds, whole grain spelt flour, egg
Of course the “treat” ingredient in his recipe is the chocolate chips and maple syrup. Give these muffins a try to see if your family would consider them a treat!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 3 large bananas
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp bp
- 1 tsp bs
- 1 ½ cups spelt flour
- ¾ cups chocolate chips
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
In a food processor, or a large bowl with electric beater, mix together the bananas, maple syrup, egg and melted coconut oil, baking powder and baking soda until combined. Mix in the flour and then add the chocolate chips and sunflower seeds. Bake at 375 degree oven for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.