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Chocolate Chip Muffins

June 27, 2014

These Chocolate chip muffins are very delicious and filling. My twins always help me bake. Actually its more like they force themselves in my kitchen to bake with me. Typically if something takes 10 minutes to make it will end up taking me 20 with much more mess to clean up in the end. There is no way around it. My one boy, Sam is definitely going to be an engineer or chef. Or possibly both? He wants nothing to do with learning. At 4 his twin is reading already but Sam has no clue yet. All he cares about are things that make noise like vacuums or cooking. He almost knows the ingredients for the muffins by heart. He will run and grab the coconut oil, an egg, the sugar, baking powder and goes right to peeling the bananas and start mashing them…. hahahha  I shouldn’t complain right? It just gets worse though because then they get to the “no its my turn now, no I want to mix, hey let me lick spoon first, hey mommy I didn’t get a turn Sam got 2 turns”….Ya exactly! By the time the muffins are done I have the worst anxiety ever..

So these muffins are very similar to my Banana Bread recipe. I just add a few new ingredients and boom we end up with a whole new creation. Now Please note that these muffins are huge. I used the Large Muffin pan that makes 6. I intended on making smaller sizes but I couldn’t find the pan. I think a smaller muffin would be an ideal portion because I tried eating one large muffin and I have to admit I just couldn’t finish the last 3-4 bites I was so full. But I have the nutrition facts listed below for both sizes and you can decide. I also try not to use sugar substitutes when I bake for my kids. I mush prefer using honey or brown sugar. I have use sugar substitutes for baking before but I decided to stop. Feel free to use some in place of brown sugar. Hope you enjoy!

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Nutrition facts (Per Muffin)

If Making 6 Large Muffins:
Calories 374
Total Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 14.1g
Total Carbohydrates 52.5g
Dietary Fiber 4.6g
Sugars 21.0g
Protein 6.3g

If Making 12 Small Muffins:
Calories 187
Total Fat 8.8g
Saturated Fat 7.0g
Total Carbohydrates 26.3g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugars 10.5g
Protein 3.1g

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply JC June 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Just made with our breakfast. Great recipe, healthy but not too sweet. It’s perfect! Thank you. Looking forward to trying all your other recipes too.

    • Reply Rena Awada June 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Hi JC
      I am glad you like it. You are right its not too sweet. Trying not to cut down on feeding kids MORE sugar :)….I think if a sweetener is used instead of brown sugar it will come out sweeter…we like it just like this…thanks for stopping by and trying it!..

  • Reply Grace June 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Hello! is there any substitute for the coconut oil? it is hard for me to find in my country :S

    • Reply Rena Awada July 1, 2014 at 2:52 am

      Hi Grace
      if you don’t want to use vegetable oil, you can substitute with 1/4 cup greek yogurt plus 2 Tbs apple sauce. It will alter the taste just a bit though 🙂

  • Reply Grace July 23, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I found the cocunut oil, I made this recipe, it was delicious, I also made one but instead of chocolate, I used 1 cup of shredded carrot, very good. Thanks for the recipe!

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