Healthy banana chocolate chip muffins _ the balanced blonde

Happy Thursday! Here I am comin’ at ya with a recipe post for the first time in… how long?! Too long.

The funny thing is, when I started this blog back in August it was meant to be a recipe blog. Best banana chocolate chip bread recipe I basically copied Chocolate Covered Katie’s style, inserting food photos and writing about the recipe at hand.


Banana chocolate chip bread recipe I added in little tidbits about myself or my day, but I usually kept it all closely tied to the food I was discussing. Banana nut bread with applesauce I quickly moved on to ingredients, directions, nutrition info, and was outskis.

Well, needless to say, the blog has turned into sOoOo much more than that for me. Best banana nut muffin recipe It’s a bit of a diary, an outlet for the issues/events/food/people I am passionate about, a mode of connection to all of you lovely beings, an excuse to interview some people and restaurant owners that I am wild about, and a hub for all things health, fitness, wellness and blonde vegan-ness.

But I still love a good recipe post! And I certainly intend to amp them back up once I am back in California, where my lighting is better, my kitchen is bigger, and I have a whole lot more time on my hands (one more week of grad school… what, what?!).

For now, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes. Banana cake recipe without butter This recipe is superbly dear to my heart, because when I very first went vegan a year and a half ago, I was totally gung-ho 100% sugar-free, gluten-free, processed food petrified, etc. Healthy banana bread with yogurt (still am all of those things, but I was that to the millionth degree in the beginning!)… and I started researching chocolate chip cookie alternatives.

When I came across a recipe that called for mashed banana in place of eggs and sugar, oats and flax in place of flour, and almond butter in place of oil, I was a little skeptical. Banana bread with oat flour The good thing is, dairy-free chocolate chips were included so I knew no matter what I would be semi-pleased.

Well holy shit. Banana bread cupcake recipe This recipe blew me out of the water. Banana bread recipe low sugar Since my first time making it, I have tweaked it quite a bit and made it A) even easier to make, B) even yummier and C) even healthier.

These cookies (which I have now transformed into MUFFINS! But you can really make them in whatever shape your hearts desire) hit the spot for so many different things: breakfast, dessert, snack (add some peanut butter or honey/agave on top and you’ll die), post-workout recovery, pre-workout fuel… all of the above… ??

So sinful tasting. Banana bread recipe no sugar Yet so not sinful because so healthy and so full of goodness. Banana nut muffin recipe Fiber, protein, iron, potassium, healthy fats — basically an all-natural energy bar.

4 tablespoons almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)

3. Banana walnut muffin recipe Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and mix until a cookie batter is formed.

4. Banana bread recipe oil Grease a muffin tin (or cookie sheet) with coconut oil (or whatever you like to use to grease), and place spoonfuls of the batter into the tin.

Hello Jordan..is it possible that you might have a vegan recipe for a bread of some sort. Healthy banana loaf recipe Sometimes I want to have something to chew, gluten free and all that with my healthy salads.

Can you advise? I also have a new breadmaker I am dying to try! Have a great day! Ida

Hi Jordan! First, I love the concept of your blog – not just recipes but a lot about you personally. Banana cake no eggs I enjoy reading each of your posts so much. Banana recipes without eggs It’s so intresting and fascinating to me to learn about lifestyles, struggles, thoughts on food and health of others. Banana muffin recipe without eggs Your blog is one of my very favourites!

Now to the “muffins”! I like the fact that they can be made as muffins, or as cookies, or maybe as a whole little cake?? ?? They seem really easy to make. Banana nut bread with pecans Using banana as natural sweetener is so great, I love that. Banana bread nutrition I want to give these a try when I have some time for a little baking session ??

When I saw your Instagram post with a picture of those bad boys I knew instantly that I had to make it over to your blog!! The ingredients for the recipe just blew my mind. Banana bread cinnamon rolls So simple and are things that I have in my pantry right now!! I enjoy blogging because it’s also a form of an outlet for me. Banana bread recipe whole wheat I thought my blog would be all health/food related when I first started, but now it gets pretty random and is more about what I do in my every day life.

Hi Jordan! An all-natural energy bar sounds like perfection to me. Moist banana bread sour cream Bananas and chocolate are made for each other! And I love using blogging as a diary. Banana peanut butter muffins I think we all start with ideas and then expand on them, and they become these huge, meaningful projects. Banana bread recipe for bread machine Yay for blogging! So happy to be able see your awesome blog! Can’t wait for more fun posts ?? Also, your hair is amazing!

I somehow stumbled upon your IG account yesterday, and I saw these muffins and made a point to visit your blog. Banana peanut butter chocolate chip cookies THEN I saw you left a comment on mine, so it was basically fate that I find you. Banana peanut butter chocolate HAHA! These look SO good, and like the perfect breakfast muffin to go with my COFFFFEEE!!

Totally random, but do you like the taste of Bob’s Red Mill GF flour? I used it for a while before switching to another GF flour that has NO funky after taste. Banana peanut butter chocolate smoothie I thought Bob’s had an off flavor when baked. Banana peanut butter chocolate chip muffins You should check out Namaste Foods GF flour if you haven’t already!!

Oh my gosh, how funny is that!! Yes, I think I found your blog through the What I Ate Wednesday linkup, orrr from commenting on someone else’s blog? Either way, FATE! Omg you totally need one of these heavenly little muffins to go with your coffee. Banana cake with peanut butter frosting You will love. Banana bread sugar free I don’t love Bob’s Red Mill GF flour, but I do really like his brand of oatmeal!! I will definitely have to check out Namaste Foods GF flour and let you know how I like it– thanks for the tip!!

Oh these look delicious, and I love the simplicity of the ingredients! So glad you’re embracing your own blogging voice- embrace it!

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