Chocolate Muffins (no sugar)

Chocolate Muffins (no sugar)

This is a recipe I found on Pinterest, but when I went back and looked, I had lost the recipe, and I didn’t pin it either. It took me a long time to perfect it the way Arlo and VJ like, and I finally have it noted down enough to make them regularly. I absolutely love sweets and want to eat them everyday. VJ loves cakes but doesn’t want it to be too sweet. He loves the cakes in India, but here he doesn’t. Since I’ve made them the first time, VJ asks me to make them every week. We have plenty of bananas all the time. Usually they them when they are too ripe or when they are too green, and we have too many ripened banana. Instead of throwing them away I make them this way, or I freeze them and make some banana “ice cream” without sugar.

Last time I added some chocolate chips, and they were such a huge hit with VJ and Arlo. Since the bananas came in all VJ could ask is if I’m making muffins soon. Last time I added tutti-frutti in some and VJ loved them. But this time I ran out of them. I’m pretty sure it won’t taste the same with the raisins. So I decided to make them with just chocolate chips. Arlo loves chocolate chips and asked for some extra in his. I love baking these muffins. We have them as a breakfast option as I add a huge scoop of protein powder in them. You can skip the chocolate chips in this recipe to make it healthier. Or do half and half for a treat later. If you want to make it healthy, skip the chocolate chips, and they are still tasty. I added a protein powder that is cookies and cream, but if you have vanilla flavored, that works great as well.


Bananas – 3 (Better if they are overripe, but they needn’t be)

Milk – 1/2 cup (can use plant-based milk as well, to make it vegan)

Maple Syrup – 1/3 cup

Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Olive Oil – 1/4 cup (I used canola and didn’t taste any difference)

Wheat Flour – 1 cup

Protein Powder – 1/4 cup (use the same amount of oat flour if you don’t have this in hand)

Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup

Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon

Chocolate Chips – 1 cup (completely optional)

Ghee/ Butter – For greasing (optionally you can use a cooking oil spray)

How to Make

Step 1: In a bowl put all the dry ingredients together. Add the wheat flour, then the protein powder, cocoa powder and baking soda. Use a beater to mix it all together.

Step 2: In a blender jar, put the bananas, oil, milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup together. Blend it to make into a thick smoothie.

Step 3: Get your muffin tray greased up with some butter or ghee or some oil. Preheat the oven to 350F.

Greased pan

Step 4: Add the wet ingredients into the dry, and using a spatula mix them together.

Step 5: Start filling up the muffin tray up to 3/4 of the way if you don’t want to use chocolate chips (skip to step 7). If you are using chocolate chips, fill the muffin tray only till 1/4 way.

Step 6: Now add the chocolate chips to the rest of the batter, mix well, and add the batter to the rest of the batter in the muffin tray. I use about 3/4 cup in the batter and the rest I use to garnish them on the top.

Step 7: Bake the muffins for about 18-20 minutes or until it comes out clean (and cooked in between).

Step 8: Serve it as a breakfast or a snack option for kids and adults alike.

❤️ Mahi

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