An easy one-bowl banana chia muffins are kid-approved made with bananas, chia, and yogurt! With little dishes and made in less than 10 minutes!
There’s like nothing better than having a muffin for breakfast. Seriously love them. But then the guilt trip comes in because well it’s not like they are that super good for you! LOL, so I started to make these Banana Chia Seed Muffins, to ease the guilt trip!
And honestly, you can’t even tell they are in there! So that means the kids won’t throw a fit either because there are weird things in their muffins. For real.
Since the banana’s and chocolate chips already give that black speckled look, they don’t even know that the chia seeds are in there. No, the seeds aren’t crunchy anymore. Maybe if that was all you had in your mouth, but these muffins really do hide them!
But I’ll be honest, my kids like never get muffins for breakfast, but more as a snack! And if I can make these muffins just a touch healthier by adding in the chia seeds, then perfect, because I’m not about to stop making the baked good for their snacks!
I mean it’s so nice to have one that I can throw in their lunch!
The best part about these muffins? It’s one bowl. Everything. Well maybe technically 2 because you do need to melt your butter. But everything gets mixed right up in the same bowl.
I HATE baking when it means I have 5 different dirty bowls and the not to mention all of the measuring utensils and spatulas that go with it!
How to get your muffins to turn out perfectly every time
Now we could go into all the science for this but let’s just keep it simple k?
DO NOT OVERMIX! You’ve probably heard this one like a million times. But that’s because it’s so true! Don’t use your mixer, just do it by hand otherwise you’ll get tunnels and hockey pucks for muffins!
Have room temperature eggs. Now I don’t expect you to remember to take your eggs out because well that’s unrealistic! The first thing I do is take my eggs out, pop them in a bowl and then add hot tap water and just let it sit until you need them.
And for these specific banana chia muffins, make sure you’re using super ripe bananas! The riper (the more brown spots) the sweeter and more flavor your muffins will have.
If your bananas are frozen, let them defrost. If you have to, use your microwave and then cut off the tip and just squeeze the banana out!
So let’s get to the recipe for these one bowl banana chia muffins!
1.Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and either grease your muffin tins or use paper muffins.
2.Put all the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth (you can do this part with an electric mixer!). This also includes the bananas
3.Then add all the dry ingredients. Now you have to stop using your mixer! Grab your spatula and fold. Use your spatula to scoop from the bottom of the bowl and bringing it to the top until the batter is about half mixed.
4.Add your chocolate chips and finish folding until everything is just together. No more dry flour anywhere.
5.This trick is like a lifesaver– use this type of ice cream scoop to easily fill your muffins tins without the mess! Plus it goes like 2x as fast when I use this one!
6.Bake for 12-15 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.
Now don’t eat them all in one day LOL
How to store the Chia Banana Muffins
You can either store muffins on the counter (2 days) in the fridge (5-7 days) or in the freezer for up to 3 months! (after that they will start to get freezer burn)
I normally double the recipe, and then I store the first batch in an airtight container in the fridge. (Or at least whatever’s left, because they taste best right out of the oven!) and then the second batch goes straight into the freezer!
If you find you’re not eating them fast enough from the fridge just transfer them to the freezer.
They will taste best from the freezer if they go in right as they are cooled, but honestly its better to pop them in the freezer if they aren’t getting eaten rather than needing to toss.
I would love to know how it went when you made them! Make them and then tag me in your Instagram stories @mamasrealmeals! (While you’re there make sure you follow me too!)
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||12-15 minutes|
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup greek yogurt or buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 3 bananas mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and either grease your muffin tins or use paper muffins.
- Put all the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.This also includes the bananas
- Then add all the dry ingredients and fold wet and dry ingredients until everything is just together. No more dry flour anywhere.
- Fill muffins tins ¾ way full
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.