Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yes, I know the title is a mouth full, but so is the muffin... a mouth full of deliciousness!  I am not even going to begin to take credit for it either!  I am an fan of Amanda's blog Running With Spoons.  She has great recipes and she recently posted her version of the Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins.  

Her picture she took of the muffins won me over.  Obviously the ingredients did too, but man, I need her to teach me a lesson in taking pictures of food because I suck at it.  No lie.  Anyway, I had all of the ingredients at home and loved that it didn't have flour, butter, or too much sugar in it, so I knew it was a must for me to make for Ryan and I.

I did tweak it just slightly (added just a few more ingredients), which is why I am posting my version up here too.  My picture is horrible and I totally overfilled my muffin liners so the tops did not rise like they should but it was still mouth-watering!  They are moist and delicious and I do not feel guilty eating them.  My only note is, do not do what I did and over fill the liner, you must obey the golden rule: fill only 3/4 the way on each liner.

To view the original recipe, view Amanda's here.

Here is my tweaked version since I love vanilla, protein, and love cinnamon.

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

by Sherri Schwartz
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15

Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 1 c. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2.5 c. Old Fashion Oats (could use quick too)
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar (I used light brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder (I used aluminum free baking powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla protein (I use True Athlete's Natural Whey Vanilla Protein)
  • 1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Chips and/or Blueberries, Walnuts, etc.
  • Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line muffin pan with liners. Spray the liners with cooking spray so that the mixture will not stick. (You do not have to use liners, but if you do not, spray the pan with cooking spray.)
Add all of the ingredients into a food processor (except chocolate chips) and blend until smooth. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
(At this point, you could also add in any other ingredients you may want: i.e., blueberries, walnuts, etc.)
Pour mixture into muffin liners until each is 3/4 full and top with chocolate chips.
Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
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