15 Jan 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.
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
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (2-3 bananas) ripe mashed bananas
6 scoops Mila* (ground chia seed) OR ground flax
1 cup water
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.