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Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

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I made a batch of these mini muffins a few weeks ago for two reasons. One, I was getting bored with our breakfast routine. And two, I thought I would freeze some for school mornings when I needed to serve a quick breakfast. Well, I never got around to freezing them because they disappeared so quickly. So, the next week I made another batch, and still couldn’t get them into the freezer fast enough. The kids gobbled them up for breakfast and after-school snacks. In two days they were gone. So, I guess I’m going to have to bake more, and double the recipe next time.

Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

Ingredients:

1 Cup mashed, ripe Bananas (about 2 bananas)
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Coconut Nectar (or other sweetener)
1/4 Cup Grapeseed Oil (or other cooking oil)
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Cups (9 oz./250 g) Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup mini Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare a Mini Muffin Pan by spraying with oil, or using paper liners.
  2. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, coconut nectar, oil, and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add Pamela’s Baking Mix and salt, and continue to beat.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop scoops of about 1-1/2 Tbsp of batter into the prepared muffin pan, or until each cup is about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake at 375° F for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then finish cooling directly on a wire rack.

Additional Notes:

  •  Makes about 3 dozen mini-muffins, depending on how full you fill the cups.
  • For simplicity, I used Pamela’s Baking Mix for the flour. Pamela’s mix already contains baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum. So, if you’re going to attempt this recipe with other flours, I would suggest adding a little bit of each of those.
  • I have now made this recipe several times using different sweeteners – honey, coconut nectar, and agave. I’m happy to say that they all turned out delicious. I’m sure that sugar would work, too, but I didn’t even feel the need to try it.
  • If your family doesn’t eat them as quickly as mine, put them in a sealed container or bag in the freezer. Because they’re small, they thaw quickly on the counter. Or, just pop them into the microwave for a warm treat.

 

14 Comments

1

These muffins look scrumptious, Heather, and clearly they are! :-) This flavor combination and the mini muffin factor are what make them so irresistible I’m sure. If you double the batch and freeze them, I’m betting that they’ll end up coming out of the freezer pretty quickly (if anyone knows about them that is! LOL). Delicious. Thanks for sharing! I’m off to share your link on my Facebook page. ;-)

Shirley

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those look fantastic! Must go get bananas =)

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My daughter has diabetes in addition to celiacs. Do you have carbohydrate info for this recipe or any other recipes on your site? Thanks

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Neenah – No. Sorry, I don’t calculate the carbohydrate content for my recipes. But you can look up the information about Pamela’s Baking Mix at their website.

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