Chia Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chia Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

 

 

This is one of our favorite muffin recipes. I keep a stock in the freezer for easy snacks of packing school lunches.

 

 

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter or non-hydrogenated margarine

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup (2-3 bananas) ripe mashed bananas

6 scoops Mila* (ground chia seed) OR ground flax

1 cup water

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare two small 12 cup muffin trays.

2) In a large bowl, mix together the two flours, salt and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips.

3) Hydrate Mila with 1 cup water and let sit 5-10 mins (you can forget this if you are using ground flax).

4) Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a separate bowl.

5) Beat in eggs one at a time.

6) Add mashed bananas and vanilla to the moist mixture.

7) Add the hydrated Mila (or flax) to the mixture and blend with a mixer.

8) Add the moist mixture to the dry mixture all at once. Stir until batter is moist but still lumpy.

9) Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full of batter.

10) Bake for 25 minutes.

Mila® is a blend of chia seeds.  You could substitute with another brand of ground chia or hemp or flax.

2 Comments
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