Chocolate Chip Blueberry Banana Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
 
These tender muffins are full of fruit and chocolate—the perfect combination! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
  • 2 cups (240g) whole wheat or gluten-free* flour (measured correctly)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (14g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (200g) mashed banana (about 2 medium)
  • ¼ cup (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) honey
  • ¼ cup (60mL) nonfat milk
  • 1 cup (140g) fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp (28g) miniature chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly coat 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg whites, and vanilla. Stir in the mashed banana and Greek yogurt, mixing until no large lumps of yogurt remain. Stir in the honey. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. (For best results, add the flour in 3 equal portions.) Gently fold in the blueberries and chocolate chips.
  3. Evenly divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 16-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the muffin cups for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack.
Notes: White whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, and all-purpose flour may all be substituted for the regular whole wheat flour.

For a gluten-free version, I recommend the following blend: 1 cup (120g) millet flour, ½ cup (60g) tapioca flour, ½ cup (60g) brown rice flour, and 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum.

Frozen blueberries may be substituted instead. Reserve 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour, and toss that with the frozen blueberries just before folding them into the batter.

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/07/20/chocolate-chip-blueberry-banana-muffins/