Monday, 19 October 2015

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip & Banana Muffins Recipe

My Mam was an amazing baker and as a child I used to love trying all of the thing she used to make, especially her chocolate cakes.

As part of Wren Kitchens' #WrenFamilyFavourites campaign I was challenged to recreate a family recipe but as I'm also doing the DW Fitness Winter Wonderbody Challenge, I wanted to do a healthier take on an old favourite. I came up with this Double Chocolate Chip and Banana muffin recipe and it turned out pretty yummy!


  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 75ml Vegetable Oil
  • 210g Raw Organic Coconut Nectar Sugar
  • 90g Organic Coconut Flour
  • 100g Plain Chocolate Chips
  • 100ml Coconut Milk (roughly)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 170°/350°F
  2. Peel the bananas and mash in a large mixing bowl using a potato masher
  3. Pour in the oil and combine with the mashed banana
  4. Mix in the coconut sugar and the vanilla extract
  5. Beat in an egg and stir in the baking powder
  6. Add in the pinch of salt and mix
  7. Mix in the cacao powder and flour, combining the mixture together
  8. Gradually stir in the milk until the mixture is a thick but pourable texture. 
  9. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and mix in. You can also sprinkle a few on top of the mixture just before they go in the oven (I chose not to). 
  10. Grease a muffin tin and line with muffin cases. You can bake straight into the muffin wrappers if you like, but I chose not as I'm a messy cook!
  11. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until the muffins have a slight crack on the top 
  12. Leave to cool before popping into the muffin wrappers

Make It Vegan

To make the recipe vegan, omit the chocolate chips for dairy free chocolate chips. Replace the egg with a tablespoon of chia seeds. Simply add water to the chia seeds in a small tub and mix until it has a gooey, egg yolk consistency. Add this to the muffin mixture instead of the egg. 

Take It To the Next Level

Want to take the recipe to the next level? Instead of filling the muffin cases to the top, fill half way. Spoon in a dollop of Whole Earth Peanut Butter and then cover with more of the muffin mixture. Bake as usual and voila - you have a delicious muffin with a gooey peanut butter centre. 


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Do you have any healthy chocolate recipes?
Tell me in the comments below.

- A x

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  1. These look amazing and so chocolatey ! I'm amazing at the ingredients, I was like 'healthy, impossible!' but not a hint of butter in sight. I'm impressed.

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  2. Mmmm these look amazing =]

  3. These look amazing and so healthy! The part about adding peanut butter to the middle sounds so delicious :) xx


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