Fantastic Diet-Friendly Banana Split Muffins

Total Time
20 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Yield
12 servings

Make these for an easy on-the-run healthy and diet-friendly morning meal throughout the week. All the flavors of a banana split are loaded into these amazing muffins making them a dessert-worthy breakfast!

Bon Appetite!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c semisweet chocolate mini baking chips
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c canola oil
  • 1/4 c fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c fat-free milk
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup of the walnuts into a food processor and grind. Place the ground walnuts, flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, oil, yogurt, milk, egg, banana, and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir until smooth. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Stir in the remaining 1 cup walnuts and mix well.
  4. Fill the muffin cups three-fourths full and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the tops spring back lightly when touched. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a rack.

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