Chunky Monkey Muffins
This Chunky Monkey Muffins Recipe uses gluten free oats as a base and incorporates tons of flavor with banana chunks, walnuts and dark chocolate chips to create a tasty and quick breakfast or grab and go snack. You can also use regular oats if you do not require a Gluten Free Diet.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and use cooking spray to grease a muffin pan or add cupcake liners and set aside.
Pulse 2 cups of rolled oats in a food processor until it reaches a flour consistency.
In a medium mixing bowl, add dry ingredients: oat flour, rolled oats, flaxseed, baking powder and salt and stir to combine.
In a large mixing bowl, add 3 bananas and mash with a fork until smooth. Add peanut butter, 1 egg, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar and mix well to combine.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well to incorporate.
Chop the unused banana into small chunks.
Add the dark chocolate chips, chopped walnut and banana chunks (reserve about 1/4 for garnish) to the mixture and stir to combine.
Fill the muffin cups until almost full. Add extra chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and banana chunks to the tops of the muffins for presentation.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-28 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
*Store muffins in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
- 2 cups rolled oats ground into flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- ½ cup rolled oats certified gluten-free if necessary
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 bananas overripe
- ¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips + extra for garnish
- ¼ cup walnuts chopped small + extra for garnish
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 237Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g
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