Luscious & moist Healthy double chocolate chip muffins are sweetened with banana, apple sauce and a touch of coconut sugar, and filled with nut butter, oat flour, and almond flour for a delicious treat.
Do you ever feel like someone lit a match and burned out all of your energy reserves for the foreseeable future? Yes, babies are wonderful like that;-).
So, for those days when you have chocolate on the brain (#alldayeveryday), I find these muffins come in reeeeeal handy because you can make them in advance and they stay moist for 2-3 days covered in a container on your counter.
What makes these muffins healthy?
I call them “healthy” because healthy means something different to everyone. But, they are sweetened with a banana and apple sauce to dramatically cut down on the granulated sugar. I’m a coconut sugar fan because I do actually feel a difference when I eat a baked good with this lower glycemic sugar.
Plus, they only have a 2 TBSP of oil, and are made creamy with either peanut butter, almond butter, or the nut or seed butter of your choice.
I also love the combo of oat flour four for fiber and almond flour for a lighter texture.
You don’t need muffin papers!
If you want to skip the muffins papers because you ran out or want to save money, simply oil the muffin tins liberally and add enough oat flour in each muffin tin by tapping and turning the pan to coat it all the away around each tin.
Your muffins will slide right out with a simple butter knife after they are baked and cooled for a few minutes.
Bon Appetit Ya’ll,
Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 banana smashed with a fork
- 2 TBSP oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or granulated sugar of choice
- 2 TBSP peanut butter or nut or seed butter of your choice
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup oat flour you can grind it yourself in a blender, but it's a much finer texture pre-ground
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips I like dark or semi-sweet
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- With a hand whisk or electric hand mixer, whisk the mashed banana, coconut sugar, 2 TBSP oil, 2 TBSP peanut butter, and apple sauce together until smooth.
- Whisk in the eggs, almond milk (or milk of choice), and vanilla until a little frothy.
- Stir in the cocoa powder, oat flour, almond flour, salt, and baking powder until smooth.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a small amount to sprinkle on top of the muffins before they are baked (it looks nice having the chocolate chips float on top of the muffins).
- Oil the muffin tins liberally and add enough oat flour in each muffin tin by tapping and turning the pan to coat it all the away around each tin.Your muffins will slide right out with a simple butter knife after they are baked and cooled for a few minutes.
- Scoop all the way to the top of 6 muffin tins.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 23-25 minutes or until a butter knife or skewer is inserted and comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes, then use a butter knife to gently lift the muffins out of the muffin tins.
Hi there! These look so delicious and I love using oat and almond flour together. I would like to make them today but I can’t seem to find the oven temperature that you used anywhere in the recipe or on the site. Would you mind telling me the best temp to bake these?
Thanks so much!
Leslie Osborne says
WHOOPSIE!! Thank you for catching that oversight. The oven temperature is 350 degrees. I’ll add that update to the recipe, as that’s pretty important information, ha! Please let me know how they turn out. Have an awesome day!!
Alison Han says
Thank you so much for the quick reply with the oven temp. My son and I doubled the recipe & made them together. They turned out perfectly! We used coconut sugar, sunflower butter (unsweetened and salt-free), used a little more banana in place of the applesauce because we were out, grassfed milk and I added some vanilla extract. The muffins baked wonderfully and are so delicious. They have a deep chocolate flavor without being too sweet at all. My kids are in heaven. So am I! We will definitely be making them again. THANK YOU! Happy Weekend!
Leslie Osborne says
No, THANK YOU!
Firstly (is that even a word?), thanks for sharing your experience and noting what swaps you used and how they turned out!
Secondly, thanks for pointing out the vanilla that you added because there was supposed to be vanilla in the recipe too, but apparently my brain is operating at only 20% and I forgot to add that ingredient to the recipe…I blame it on the baby, ha!
Thanks for trying the recipe even with all the mistakes on my end. I’m so glad you and your family loved the muffins. Have a wonderful weekend!!!