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Mini Chocolate-Chip Banana Muffin Bites

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I will soon be touching the 6-month-sugar-free-living mark (See the 3-Month Sugar-free update here). And believe, you me, it has NOT been easy. In fact in between it was brutal. I was probably having withdrawal and craving all-things-sweet. I had to suffice with fruits and chewing gum and baking my own desserts. That is not a long-term solution though, as while baking your own refined-sugar-free desserts is an "healthier" option it is still loaded with calories. And while I would like to get rid of my sugar addiction, I want to manage my daily caloric intake as well. But one can't conquer everything at once, so I am focusing on one thing at a time.

This is a pretty run-of-the-mill banana bread recipe, which I have tried and alter to make it into a bite-size muffin recipe. The more eggs and butter you add the softer and fluffier it will be (and high in FAT!!!) so it is all about finding the right balance which is also decadent. I usually bake these right before my periods (PMS) and try to stay on fruits for the remaining of the month. Simply because it is high in calorie - 320 calories per muffin, which I divide into half to only consume 160 calories as any given time. To resist and satisfy myself with just half a piece itself another battle in itself. But the recipe itself is quite easy to make and takes about 30 mins. prep time and 1 hour bake time.

Ingredients

2.5 cups blanched almond flour OR 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 large, very ripe bananas mashed
1/2 melted coconut oil
1/4 cup of almond milk OR 
1/4 cup of greek yogurt
1 cup of coconut sugar *or 1/2 cup of raw honey or pure maple syrup
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips

Instructions


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and oil a muffin tray / ceramic mug. 
  • In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt. *If you opt for coconut sugar, mix it in with the dry ingredients.
  • Add everything else to the bowl: mashed bananas, almond milk, two eggs, vanilla, raw honey or pure maple, melted coconut oil or vegan butter & give it a really good whisk until you have a nice, smooth batter. Fold in the Chocolate chips (save a fist full to sprinkle on top). Pour batter into 12 muffin pan (like this). I also sometimes use a ceramic mug (like this) and pour the batter into 1/3 of the mug. It them comes out as a fluffy mini cake. 
  • Bake anywhere from 50 minutes to 1 hour. I always like to check it at the 45 min mark by inserting a toothpick into of the muffin bites. If it comes out mostly clean, its ready!
  • Let it cool down and slice the muffin into half (for bite size) or the cake into 4 slices. Enjoy!!
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22 comments

  1. Would it have bake for the same time if using almond flour? Id make it with almond flour :)

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  2. These look AMAZING! And delicious!!

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  3. These look sooo good! I'll definitely be trying them out!

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  4. I love mug cakes, this looks yummy!

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  5. A perfect treat for my daughter. Thanks!

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  6. Always love the mug cake ideas, such a convenient if we only want to bake an individual portion.

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  7. Oh I can't imagine what it would have been like to go sugar free, and you're at 6 months - well done!! Loving this recipe btw! I can easily veganise it using apple sauce :) 💚

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  8. Wow! 6 months of no sugar?! That's incredible. Let's just take a moment to CELEBRATE you right now. Good on you! This recipe looks really quite good and as a parent I do the best I can to try and avoid any extra sugar for my littles. I'm going to have to pin this and come back to it. THANKS!

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  9. Well, don't these just sound heavenly! I will need to Pin these to make very soon.

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  10. Oh my gosh these sound amazing! I'm bookmarking these so I can make over the weekend!

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  11. Oh this sounds delish! I will def have to try and make this!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner

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  12. These look delish, and so easy to make. Yum!

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  13. Congrats on hitting your 6 month mark! We omit refined sugars as well so these are right up our alley.

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  14. I had weightloss surgery and had to cut sugar from my diet. It was the hardest thing, ever. I practically lived on chewing gum. I went off my post surgery diet, but am going to start back up here in a few days. I am definitely going to bookmark this recipe for future use.

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  15. These chocolate chip banana muffin bites look and sound so delicious, the size is great. Would love to try these.

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  16. These look delish!! I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try!

    xo, Laura

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  17. Yum! We are a family of bakers. My kids are going to love making these. Plus, it's a recipe I know I can feel good about them eating.

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  18. Wow!This mini chocolate chip banana muffins looks really delightful. I would love to try this easy recipe.

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  19. Wow, I can't believe you did it, the sugar free living!! I can't do without sugar, trying my very best to minimize sugar but was super hard. Mini Chocolate-Chip Banana Muffin Bites looks super yummy and wanted to try it out. I like the size as it is just small and not over indulge.

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  20. These look so delicious! I need to make some baked goods soon. I appreciate finding low sugar recipes.

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  21. Thank you for sharing the recipe. This looks absolutely delicious and I love home made cakes!

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