Eggless Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Muffins

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The project of baking some muffins way back in May of this year along with DS was fun, but I felt the little one needed more ‘maturity’ and ‘seriousness’ for baking activity. I decided to give it few more months, before involving him in baking projects.

That was in May, but now over several months, I have seen more ‘self-control’ and eagerness to help in the 4 year old. He loves it when he is called around to help in the kitchen and enjoys being called the ‘little-chef’. Anyway during the weekend I decided to give it another try and involved him in this muffin baking project.

I searched over the internet for some muffins and found some really good ones, many of which I have bookmarked for future use. I look for recipes that are easy to make, low-fat, eggless and comparatively healthy. I liked this one here and made few changes of my own. My son loves chocolate (he calls it “chloocate”), so I decided to add some chocolate chips in this recipe. Plus the combination of banana and chocolate is pure bliss. I did not have applesauce, so I increased the quantity of banana and added about a tablespoon of butter.

Saturday morning we got off to a good start and assembled all the ingredients required. This time around I was pleasantly surprised, as he followed instructions carefully and made conscious effort not to spill things, or go overboard with mixing etc. He did not like it when I added the mashed bananas, but the joy on his face when we mixed in the chocolate chips to the batter was priceless.

He was extremely happy when the muffins came out of the oven. He told anybody and everybody that he had baked those muffins. The 6 muffins were gone in no time and I am pretty sure I will make this often. These are guilt free muffins to snack on and good ones for those mid-afternoon cravings. It is a good way to use up some of those over ripe bananas.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup skim milk  
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana
  •  ½ cup chocolate chips

Yields:

• 6 muffins

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Method:

  • Please note that the muffins tops in the picture got slightly over baked. I accidentally kept them in the oven for 25 minutes. Nevertheless the inside was soft and delicious.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). 
  • In a bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
  • In another bowl, mix together milk, butter, and vanilla.
  • Add the mashed bananas, chocolate chips to this milk mixture and combine thoroughly. 
  • Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Mix well.
  • Lightly grease and dust 6 muffin cups (or line with paper bake cups), and pour the batter into them.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
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27 comments

  1. Pavani says:

    Wow.. yummy looking chocolate muffins. Your son’s so cute–helping the kitchen already. Love the way they say words at this age. I wish they could stay young and innocent.

  2. Desi Soccer Mom says:

    Nice muffins Supriya. I too get my son involved when we make cookies and he likes adding the chocolate part the most. 🙂 He is messy though and I have to be careful he doesn’t get his hands on eggs. Nice idea to make eggless muffins. Now, if I can find an eggless cookie recipe…

  3. Cham says:

    My son loves baking, rolling and finally messing too. He started when he was 4 … But that is a real pleasure for him scooping in tin, topping and finally eating!
    They look just delicious!

  4. Aparna says:

    I kno how kids involve in cooking….as my aunt’s daughter…nd my friends kids here come during thier vacation nd help me a lot in cooking….it may be stirring nd so on…. By the way Muffins luks Yum… I’ve never tried eggless cake want to try soon 🙂

  5. Sharmila says:

    Love the look of those muffins RC! I was expecting a long procedure … but this is so easy with so few stuff. Must try … must try. 🙂 Btw .. 25 times or minutes?

    Thanks Sharmila. I have corrected the typo 🙂

  6. Soumya says:

    i was also looking for a oatmeal cookie recipe…thanks for posting this.My 4yr son also loves to help me out in the kitchen its very nice to see them proud and grown up and being the chef for that moment.

  7. Soma says:

    Those look really cute. It is always fun baking with the kids, even if it takes double the time, double the cleaning & double of our energy:-)

  8. Keerthana says:

    Hey Sups, that’s so sweet of him to help you and like to be called a little chef:) A big hug from me for him:) Muffins look great! send it to me, please:)

  9. Priya says:

    I tried making choc chip muffins from recipiezaar. It was mice when warm. Next day they were too dry. How moist was your ones the next day?plz let me know
    thanks
    priya

  10. redchillies says:

    Priya thanks. To be frank I only made 6 muffins and they were gone in no time. They did not even last the next day. I have added some butter to this while the original recipe is totally fat free. I think that might keep this a little softer the next day.

  11. Priya says:

    Hi Supriya
    I tried this muffin today and it came out well. I did not have enough banana so I used half apple sauce and half banana. It does look moist. I am going to wait andsee for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipie.
    BTW i also used some sliced almonds.
    Priya

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