Monday, March 22, 2010

Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

My children love chocolate chip muffins.  However, my old recipe was not very healthy.  Besides the chocolate chips, it contained white sugar, white flour, and vegetable oil.  Since I have been trying to cut out white sugar and processed foods, I decided to come up with a recipe to make them a bit healthier.  It turned out great.  These muffins are super moist, chocolatey, and have the perfect amount of banana flavor.

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup sucanat
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 overripe banana
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine first five ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the vanilla, egg,
sour cream, and coconut oil.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Add the mashed banana and chocolate chips.
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. 
Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.

Do you have a healthy muffin recipe that your family enjoys?  I would love to try it out.

This recipe is part of the Mouthwatering Monday Blog Carnival over at A Southern Fairytale, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdsays at  Blessed with Grace, and Tasty Tuesdays at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.  Stop by for more yumminess.