Monday, January 13, 2014

Honey Sweetened Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Since the start of the new year, David and I have been making a serious effort to be healthier. We indulged a little bit too much during the holidays, so now we are attempting to make up for that by getting active, drinking green juice, cutting out processed sugar, and making all of our meals at home.

We both love sweet treats so I still want to incorporate those into our diet, but make them a bit healthier. Recently I came across a recipe online from Recipe Girl for honey sweetened low fat banana chocolate chip muffins and I knew I had to try them out.



The recipe uses ingredients like applesauce, yogurt, whole wheat flour, and oat flour to lighten up the muffins and make them low fat. Each muffin only has 164 calories and 2.2g of fat, so I don't feel guilty after enjoying one of them.

I've already made these twice, and put some of my latest batch in the freezer to pull out and enjoy for a quick breakfast or snack. I love that the recipe uses honey because since we are expanding our apiary this year, hopefully we can use our own honey soon!



If you are looking for a healthier muffin that doesn't taste healthy and is still sweet and delicious, check out the recipe here.

~Tammy

48 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love banana bread, and these muffins look awesome. Another recipe I will have to try.

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  2. Great photos, very appealing. They look amazing! If I get back to eating wheat flour, I'll give these a go! Thanks for sharing the good stuff!

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  3. Muffins are a nice snack. These look yummy!

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  4. Yes yes yes yes yes. And yes. And yes one more time.

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  5. Muffins are delicious :)
    Greetings

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  6. I love to bake with honey. Thank you for this recipe and for the beautiful photos. I am baking with bananas today, too. :)

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  7. These look wonderful and I'm always looking for a new healthy recipe - and a bit of a treat! These fit the bill perfectly. Thank you for sharing my friend!

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  8. They look wonderful. I just wouldn't want the bananas in them ;-)

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  9. Whoa those look so good...I'm trying to be good over here too and am missing something sweet these days. May have to check this out, thanks for sharing.

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  10. These look fabulous! I like the idea of using honey and applesauce.
    P.S. LOVE your muffin pan! :)

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  11. They look so good, Tammy! Can't believe they're healthy too!

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  12. Yum! And your pictures are just so darn pretty, Tammy. :)

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  13. I will make these! I have a big goal of dropping a few pounds by April 1st. I need all the help I can get! I have all the ingredients on hand except for the whole grain oat flour, hopefully that is something my co-op carries!

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  14. These sound wonderful! We love banana muffins in this house! Where did you get those cute muffin tins?

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  15. These look great Tammy, I love the flavor of honey in baked goods.

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  16. My stomach just started to grumble. True story.

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  17. Oooooh, thanks for sharing the link to this recipe. One of my goals for the year is to get my whole family eating clean. So recipes like these are FABULOUS!

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  18. Yum. Anything with banana and honey has to be great.

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  19. Banana chocolate chip muffins are some of my favorites! Great idea to freeze them.

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  20. Tammy, your muffins look delicious. And it is great that they are healthy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe link. Have a happy week ahead!

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  21. Those sound amazing. I want to make some RIGHT NOW :)

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  22. ohhh this sounds so yummy and looks yummy too. I am so going to have to give this a try. This may be my sweet for the day. This wouldn't last 20 minutes in my house when I make it. :)

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  23. Mmmmmm........looks and sounds amazing. I love muffins because they freeze so well. This is a recipe we'll definitely need to try!

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  24. These look delicious! Good for you to try and get back on track with healthy eating this new year!

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  25. Hi Tammy,

    These muffins look so good. It's so dark in Seattle at this time of year and a little chocolate helps keep me going;) xxleslie

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  26. Yummy! My boys love banana bread, so I have a feeling they will love these.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Bananas and chocolate - you just can't get much better than that!
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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  28. These look and sound absolutely amazing!

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  29. They turned out just perfect looking!

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  30. Those look beautiful! I am going to have to try that recipe...Don just bought a huge 5lb bottle from a local grower...so I now have lots of honey! Have a wonderful week!!

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  31. going back to your last post - i was telling my friends at work about your rooster in the bathroom. it would be a funny sight. yummy to the banana muffins. Sounds good with some coffee in the morning.

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  32. I like the birdseye view, it works very well; and the close-up of the cup cake looks…delicious!

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  33. These look amazing, Tammy! I'm going to have to whip up a batch over the weekend. We're trying to get back on track from over-indulging the last few months too. These will help, and satisfy this big sweet tooth I've developed. *sigh* I'm sure they will be even sweeter with your own honey. I think everything tastes better with food you grow and nurture. It's the extra few ingredients of love and hard work that are added. :)

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  34. These look down right delishious. Banana bread freezes well too. Great photos.

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  35. Those look delicious and also your pictures are awesome, great shots! :)

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  36. Those sure do look yummy.. Loving your photos..

    Hugs~

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  37. Tammy these look rather fab. My healthy muffins are carrot ones using pear nectar.

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  38. Tammy they look relish. i saw them the other day but I came back today ..Going to try and make them ..YUMO my friend.

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  39. Oh wow, those look delicious! I printed your post and plant to give these a try. ;-)

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  40. OOOH! Banana muffins! Is it bad that I buy bananas solely for this reason?

    As for your kids, arrange a playdate- at someone else's house. hahah! :) Then you'll get some alone time!
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