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Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

I love muffins. They are so easy to make and perfect for breakfast or snacking in between. Its been a while since I made muffins at home. Every week during our grocery shopping, I was getting some Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins from Wegmans. Finally yesterday I thought to bake some at home. I am glad i did because these muffins are light, flavorful and delicious. And the best part of these muffins is that they are not too sweet, the way I wanted. I love these muffins with a cup of tea.

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 extra large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place liners in a muffin pan.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Then add the chocolate chips to the flour mixture.
  • In another mixing bowl, blend the bananas on low speed  for 3-5 minutes until well mashed.
  • Add the oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla and mix again on low speed for 1 minute until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and combine until just blended. Don’t over mix the batter.
  • Divide batter equally among muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
  • Bake muffins 20-25 minutes, until tops are starting to brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove pan from oven and let cool on a rack for 5-20 minutes then remove muffins to a rack to cool to room temperature.
Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie( Orange Smoothie)

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie( Orange Smoothie)

Time to post another fruit smoothie. I just love-making smoothies. There are so many different fruits combos that you can try, there’s no way you could ever get bored with them! It’s a great way to start the morning and at the same time it’s so healthy and nutritious for you. Just throw in some fresh or frozen fruits in blender and whip up a nice, totally fresh and delicious smoothie for yourself; paired with a granola bar and you are good till lunch. Here’s what I did to make this smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup  pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut in big chunks
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and well-blended. Enjoy!

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie/Orange Smoothie

Mango-Pineapple-Banana Smoothie/Orange Smoothie