This is a well loved Internet recipe that I’ve doctored many ways to be healthier…leaving in the chocolate chips of course!  These make a great snack for hook-in days with friends. 🙂

I have used stevia when making these for myself.  But I find stevia is an iffy ingredient.  I prefer using smaller amounts of sugar when making these for others to eat.  If I use stevia I try to let the finished product sit overnight before serving or eating.  Otherwise there is a bitter taste to it.

These taste better warmed in the microwave before serving.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12

1 c. mashed bananas
1 large egg
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c. sugar (or 1/4 tsp. powdered stevia)
2 c. flour (can be half and half whole wheat and white, or a gluten free flour mix, as I used)
1/4 c. milk (Or alternative milk. I used almond milk)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine mashed bananas, egg, applesauce, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly. Add sugar and stir. Add flour and baking powder and stir to mix thoroughly. Add chocolate chips. This is a muffin batter, so be careful not to stir too much! Just enough to incorporate everything. Scoop into oiled/greased muffin tins and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

Enjoy! 🙂

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