Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love to bake but sometimes I think my waistline could do without it. There’s nothing wrong with a little cake, but if I can make it a little lighter I will. I’m not a huge fan of over complicated recipes that ask for strange ingredients to make it healthier. Also I’m a little bored of banana bread, so muffins it is! I am wild like that.

This is a great recipe from Cookie & Kate (link below) and one that is super easy and a little healthier. Naturally I took it a step too far and added some chocolate chips and therefore made it less healthy. What’s a girl to do? I like chocolate!

These banana muffins are made with coconut oil and maple syrup, rather than butter and refined sugar. Its also made with wholewheat flour which is great but I didn’t have any, so I just used regular plain flour and it worked a treat. It’s a brilliant recipe because you can add whatever you like to it. Next time I will try it with blueberries to make myself feel a little better. I also love that its baked directly in a muffin pan, rather than in paper cases. This way the sides are nice and golden and half your muffin is not stuck to the paper.

Here’s the link to the recipe – Cookie and Kate’s Banana Muffins. I would have shot more but somehow my family and I managed to eat half the batch before I could get to them. Funny that.

Have you got any slightly healthier baking recipes? Please do share! Thanks for reading. Find me on Instrgram at cookwith_b and say hello! 

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Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins by Bhavisha Surti at JB Imagery Food Photographer and Stylist in Milton Keynes

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