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Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
Okay, so it’s no secret that I love chocolate. I mean, I absolutely LOVE that stuff! If I had it my way, I would eat chocolate for every meal! It’s just something about that taste that sends me into another world…a world full of chocolate clouds, chocolate, rainbows, chocolate unicorns… Okay let me stop daydreaming and get back to reality! Lol.
So I guess you understand my deep feelings towards chocolate, which is why I had to find a way to enjoy it on a healthier scale. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy those indulgent chocolate dishes on occasion, but in pursuit to achieve my ‘summer body 2018,’ I needed to make a chocolate dish that helped me stay on track but still provided me with that rich, chocolatey taste!
These double chocolate banana muffins did just that! These delicious muffins are made with no added refined sugar, and the very best part is that my 2 year old and 11 month old loved them!! I say this recipe is a winner in my book!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp liquid coconut oil
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons light agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork and combine the remaining ingredients: egg, liquid coconut oil, vanilla, agave nectar, and applesauce. Be sure to stir until all wet ingredients are blended well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine. Be careful not to over stir mixture.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and spoon into muffin tins, about 2/3 full. You can sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top of each one for even more chocolate goodness, but note that this will slightly increase the calories!
  6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until fork comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to cooling rack and let muffins set for about 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Information for 1 muffin: Calories 166, Fat 7g, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 4g, Saturated Fat 5g, Sugars 13g