Nutritious Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins ~ Recipe

Like many families, our mornings are busy! No matter what time we get up or how much we prepare the night before, we always seem to be running late. With no time for a sit-down breakfast, I try to have nutritious breakfast my daughters can grab as we fly out the door to catch the bus. One of my new go-to breakfasts is chocolate chip banana muffins made with oatmeal and toasted quinoa.

Ingredients needed:
2 cups of uncooked oats
1 cup of cooked toasted quinoa (follow cooking instructions on your quinoa)
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips
1 cup of milk, it can be regular, soy, almond, coconut, or any other milk you enjoy
1 large egg
1 ripe banana
2 tsp Vanilla extract

Mix all of your dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl combine your wet ingredients. Once that is done, blend your wet and dry ingredients together. Scoop batter into a greased muffin tin.* This will make 12 full muffins. Bake muffins on 350° for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

*I do not recommend using muffin liners for this recipe. This batter is too wet. My liners stuck to the muffins.

This recipe is easy to change to fit your tastes. Swap the chocolate chips for carob chips, dried fruit, toasted coconut and/or nuts. While I haven’t tried it yet, I can imagine you could also make these savory with a little shredded cheese, chopped bell pepper, and diced meat.

Have a good day!


Hello, my name is Laurie. I have been married to my husband for 10 years. We have two young daughters, ages 7 and 9 years old. My family and I live in Oregon so that means we are just minutes from the beach, mountains, and desert.  We love it here and try to spend as much time outdoors playing as we can.
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This post currently has 10 responses.

  • Peggy Nunn

    This sounds so good. I bet the girls would love to make these. I like the meat and cheese version too.

  • Julie Hansen

    I love muffins! They are so easy to make and are perfect size to grab for a snack! My favorite is lemon poppy seed! This recipe sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lauryn R

    These muffins sound delicious! I love healthy muffins because my kids love them no matter what they have in them. 🙂 They just call them cupcakes without frosting lol. I can’t wait to try your recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • hannah

    One of the things I most miss as snack food, is muffins. These look so good! I used to make ones made with apple chunks and cinnamon – like apple pie in a muffin. Unfortunately they are to omany carbs for me to eat these days

  • wen budro

    Those muffins look super healthy and delicious.

  • Jeanine Carlson

    This does look healthy but I notice it doesn’t have any oil or fat in it. Do they come out dry?

  • ellen beck

    These look quite good. Myself I would half the batch and make some with chips some without. I bet your kitchen smelled amazing while they were baking.

  • Susan Hartman

    They look so good. My grandson is so bad when it comes to eating. I bet he would like these and they are healthy.

  • shannon fowler

    I love breakfast foods! I can’t wait to try these. They’ll fit nicely with my macro plan I follow.

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