If you are looking for a quick, fast, easy, tasty, and ‘healthy’ breakfast muffin – than you’ve come to the right place! Now, these are not “the healthiest ever” because they still do have white flour and sugars but they do have peanut butter and banana and whole wheat and wheat germ SO they do qualify (in my book) for healthy.
I work with an amazing group of people at my Elementary School who are diving full force into Steven Covey’s Leader in Me program. Our kids are doing so well with this program and I cannot wait to see how much these leadership lessons and skills that they are learning is going to help them. As an adult I am learning so much by teaching these Habits to our kids and its making me a better person.
Part of being a better person is making those around me better as well. To make “deposits” into my co-workers “emotional bank accounts” I made some goodies for our Leader in Me Training Day. These tasty treats were a perfect breakfast snack as well as a mid-day pick-me-up!
Make these for someone you love, or show yourself how much you love you.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins
(adapted from Liv Life)
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 T ground flax meal/wheat germ
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 T baking powder
- 3/4 t salt
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 banana small diced
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup water/more milk (or more if too dry)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (mini chips work great too!)
Preheat oven to 350º. Spray mini muffin tins (48 muffins) with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl mix the milk and water with the sugars, mashed banana, peanut butter, vanilla and egg.
Add the chocolate chips & diced banana to the dry ingredients and stir to evenly distribute. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just until combined, making sure not to over-mix.
Spoon the batter into the mini muffin tins and bake for about 15 minutes, or until muffins are browned (don’t over-bake or they become too dry). Remove to a wire rack and cool. Enjoy!
And I leave you with this, today’s Question of the Day… What “Emotional Bank Account” deposits do you like making to those around you to show them how much you care?