Don’t you love those wintry evenings when it’s raining outside. The kids are all quiet and snuggling together (because they are watching TV, not because they are just extremely lovely to each other). The house is cosy and a warming dinner is on the menu. This was our house a few weekends ago. I was making my delicious Pumpkin Soup for dinner when I spied two bananas in the fruit bowl that were nearly on their death bed. An unusual occurrence in our house as bananas are hot property. So I popped on the oven and set to work creating these delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
I have made these several times since then. Not just because I was testing them, but because they were so good I could not get photos of them quick enough! These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are fantastic for lunchboxes. They are full of fibre from the wholemeal flour and protein from the ricotta and eggs. Better yet they have no added sugar. Well, they do have a half cup of chocolate chips but this works out to be around 7 grams per muffin. All in all pretty good for a sweet treat!
The first time I served these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins for dessert after our soup and the kids fell on them. Like they’d never eaten before. Then Mr 6 wanted more soup. Talk about #mumwins. Like my other muffin recipes (check out these Chocolate Chip Muffins with Zucchini or these delicious dairy free Wholemeal Carrot Muffins) they are freezer friendly so perfect for baking ahead over the weekend and freezing for school lunches through the term.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Yield 12 muffins
- 2 over-ripe bananas
- 1 cup ricotta
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup neutral oil (I use low flavour extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups self raising wholemeal flour
- Grease and line your muffin tin and preheat the oven to 180c
- Whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl
- Stir through the chocolate chips then gently fold through the flour until just combined, taking care not to over-mix
- Bake for around 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean
- Cool for a few moments before removing from the tin and cooling on a wire rack
I am sure your children (and you!) will enjoy these gorgeous Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins as much as my family do! As always, if you bake my recipes I would love to see them! Take a snap and share them on Instagram tagging me @goodiegoodielunchbox. Or come on over to my facebook page and post them to the wall or join my closed Bento Lunchbox Ideas facebook group and share your ideas so we can all learn from each other!