The Hungry Swimmer: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

by Sophia Vale 0

June 24th, 2024 Hungry Swimmer

Let’s be honest…sometimes you just need a treat. However, it’s nice when your treat can satisfy your sweet tooth without being full of added sugars. These muffins are so sweet and moist you won’t believe they’re made with just some pure maple syrup! Like my carrot cake muffins, I love having these as a sweet afternoon treat, with scrambled eggs for a not-so-average breakfast, or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.



  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (About 3 medium-sized bananas—the riper the better!)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup apple sauce (cinnamon or plain)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and prep your muffin tin with butter/oil or paper liners.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine the bananas, maple syrup, egg, applesauce, oil and vanilla.
  • Slowly add in your flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  • Gently stir in your chocolate chips using a large spoon.
  • Scoop the batter into your prepared muffin tin so that the batter is just below the rim of the tray.
  • Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until a knife/toothpick comes out clean once inserted.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the muffin tray before removing them.
  • Enjoy!

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