Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthier banana chocolate chip muffins made with whole wheat flour, peanut butter and honey for a filling breakfast or snack that you can feel great about eating.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We recently moved all three boys into one room with bunk beds and boy are they loving it! Brandon and I are still adjusting to the extra time it takes to get them to go to sleep and especially to the fact that they’re waking up way earlier than they ever have before. Boo! We’re talking like 6am, y’all! They used to sleep until 8:30 or 9am (we’ve been spoiled!) so this is definitely a huge adjustment for us. We’ve decided to stick with it and just hope that they start sleeping in more and more each morning so that we can use the extra room in our house now for an office and a guest bedroom.

We got one of those OK to Wake alarm clocks for kids where at 7am the green light comes on and they know it’s okay to get up, but before then they have to stay in bed and try to go back to sleep. It’s been working most mornings, but every now and then one of them wakes super early and gets them all roweled up and raring to go.

One morning they were up and at ’em a little before 6am and as soon as they came out of their room, they were begging for breakfast. Muffins to be exact! They wanted muffins. At 6am! I couldn’t even process the request at that hour (the sun wasn’t even up!) so I had them settle in on the couch while I started brewing my coffee and pep talking myself into baking muffins for them.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Then it dawned on me that if they’re going to get up that early, they’re going to start making their own breakfast. So I turned off the cartoons and told them to get in the kitchen so they could start making their muffins. Not a punishment at all for these 3. They LOVE helping in the kitchen!

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And they’re actually pretty good at measuring the ingredients, cracking the eggs and scooping the batter. Now if I could just get them as excited about cleaning up the darn dishes! πŸ˜‰

This morning we made a healthier version of banana muffins with peanut butter and of course they wanted to throw in some chocolate chips. πŸ™‚

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

They’re made with whole wheat flour, peanut butter, extra bananas for moisture, a little honey for sweetness and mini chocolate chips all throughout! M’m! M’m!

This recipe is so quick and easy that Baker (our almost 4 year old) pretty much has the recipe memorized and literally begs me almost every morning to let him make them for us. Makes this mama proud! πŸ™‚

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are a no-brainer! You can have them ready to eat in less than 30 minutes, they’re healthy yet still sweet, moist and full of flavor. I hope they become as much of a family fave in your house as they are in ours! Enjoy!

xoxo,

Maegan

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Healthier banana chocolate chip muffins made with whole wheat flour, peanut butter and honey for a filling breakfast or snack that you can feel great about eating.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, honey, egg, vanilla and mashed bananas. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each one about ¾ full. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until muffins have risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Comments

  1. I don’t have kids so I haven’t heard of those alarm clocks, but they sound like a great idea! I always love seeing pics of your little dudes – they are the cutest! Oh and your awesome baked treats, too πŸ˜‰ banana muffins are my kryptonite so you know I love these muffins! Trying soon!!!

  2. Michelle

    These sound so yummy!
    I was wondering, do you think I could substitute brown sugar for the honey? My little guy isn’t one yet and I was thinking these might be good breakfasts for us if I could substitute something else for the honey (and leave the chocolate chips out of a few of them).
    I’m thinking I’ll give it a try, but I thought I’d see if you had any pointers first. πŸ™‚

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Michelle! I think brown sugar in place of the honey would work great. Let me know how they turn out. Enjoy!

  3. I made them this morning with 1/2 C of brown sugar instead of the honey and they were great! I added a splash of buttermilk to the batter because it seemed a little thick and I had some I need to use. I ended up with 12 standard sized muffins and little bit of batter left so I made two doughnuts with the extra. Husband, baby and Mama approved! Thanks for such a yummy recipe! πŸ™‚

  4. Anna

    Unsweetened apple sauce worked great in place of honey, too! My 11 month old loves these (left out the chocolate.)

  5. Kristie

    Love, love, love these muffins! Only change I made was to also add some peanut butter chips. Definitely my new go-to muffin recipe.

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