Whole-grain Banana Chocolate Chip “Marla” Muffins

Whole-grain Banana Chocolate Chip “Marla” Muffins

This is a favourite in our house – I bet I’ve made them over 100 times. My family loves them, they are 100% whole grain (rare for muffins), and they have less than 2 teaspoons of added sugar. (Compare that to about 9 teaspoons of sugar in a Tim Hortons chocolate chip muffin!) Marla Muffin

Thanks to dietitian Marla Richardson for passing on this great recipe and generous samples when we worked together years ago. To this day, we call them “Marla Muffins,” and when we run into Marla around town, my kids are delighted when I explain that this is Marla of the Marla Muffins.

 

The recipe makes 12 large muffins, but I prefer to make about 18 small to medium-sized muffins to cut the calories and have more of them to pack into lunches.

Nutrition Facts
Whole-Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 226mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

Whole-Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Lots of ripe bananas make these moist and sweet (the chocolate chips don't hurt either). They're 100% whole grain and have less than 2 teaspoons of added sugar each.
Servings Prep Time
18muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Servings Prep Time
18muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Whole-Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Lots of ripe bananas make these moist and sweet (the chocolate chips don't hurt either). They're 100% whole grain and have less than 2 teaspoons of added sugar each.
Servings Prep Time
18muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Servings Prep Time
18muffins 20minutes
Cook Time
20-25minutes
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Put muffin liners in a muffin tray or spray with oil.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mash the bananas well. Add the oil and egg to them and mix well.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Mix just until the dry ingredients are all moistened.
  5. Pour the batter into the muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Cool before eating, if you can!
Recipe Notes

I find this works best with 6 good-sized ripe bananas. If the batter seems too dry, you need more mashed banana. In a pinch, you can add a bit of applesauce.

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