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A blue napkin-lined basket with banana chocolate muffins inside and two plates with muffins.
Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These muffins use applesauce and whole wheat flour to make your favorite banana chocolate chip muffin a little less sinful, but just as delicious.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 12
Calories: 297 kcal
  • butter to grease the pan
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425°Butter the inside of 12 muffin pan cups and set the pan aside.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork in a large bowl. Add the eggs, applesauce, melted butter and sugar and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix by hand, just until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet. Do not over-mix the batter. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill the muffin cups ¾ of the way to the rim and transfer the pan to the middle rack in the oven.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 8 minutes. Then turn the oven temperature down (do not open the oven door at this pointo 350°F and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Transfer the muffin pan to a cooling rack and let it cool for 3 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the cooling rack. (Run a butter knife around the edges if necessary, to loosen the muffins from the pan.)
Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 175mg7%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.