Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Muffin Brownie Bites!
For a healthy sweet treat that you’ll be happy to share and even happier to snack on.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffin Brownie Bites
One of the sweetest and warmest memories of my childhood is opening my lunchbox at school to see what surprise my mom had packed for me that day. I was always so excited! I remember her peanut butter banana sandwiches, the apple sticks, the chewy rice crispy squares and sometimes I would find one of her delicious blueberry muffins.
Unfortunately, nowadays, the processed food industry has become so big and heavily processed products (including those marketed towards children) are catching our eyes with health claims such as sugar free, nitrate free and added vitamins/minerals. Oftentimes, when you flip these packages around and read the ingredients there is a long list, where you’ll find many questionable components, in which sugar is not even the scariest.
This is one of the reasons I always recommend that when you can, make your food with your own two hands and fresh, whole ingredients. Back in the day, people would make everything themselves. They’d buy the flour, the milk, the butter, the sugar and the eggs then spend hours in the kitchen whipping up something sweet and delicious. But 20, 30 or 40 years ago, we didn’t know enough about nutrition and gorging on heavy desserts after every meal was commonplace.
Nowadays, we know what is nourishing and what is not. We know where to get fresh ingredients, we have tons of recipes on the internet to choose from and still we end up with packs of Oreos or Chips Ahoy for our children’s lunchbox as a “treat.” But when does a treat become a threat? If we paid more attention to that list of ingredients and actually understood what those chemicals do to us, we wouldn’t even eat it ourselves let alone give it to our children.
Food should be fun, food should be delicious and food should be nourishing, this can all be achieved easier than we realize.
I want to help offer simple tasty recipes for you and your family, things that are easy to craft, give you peace of mind when feeding your loved ones and things that you’ll always be asked to make again 😉
My snack today is definitely a winner in a lunchbox, at a birthday party, as a midday nibble, really in any situation! It’s vegan, it’s gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It’s creamy, it’s chunky, and it has chocolate! What else can you ask for in a treat?
Peanut Butter Banana Muffin Brownie Bites!
In this recipe you’ll find both banana and maple syrup to sweeten things up and each of them has their own unique flavour. The banana also provides the creaminess and consistency to the recipe, whilst being fluffy and puffy at the same time, thanks to the almond milk and the baking powder. No eggs, no dairy, no flour, no sugar, no worries!
It’s important to bear in mind, though, that healthy snacks can also be unhealthy when we binge on them. These baby bites are still high in calories and sugars that are naturally contained in the banana, the maple syrup and the chocolate.
Now let’s get to the sweet part of the story and see how to create this dream of a snack!
Peanut Butter Banana Muffin Brownie Bites!
1 Banana (medium, mashed)
¼ cup Maple Syrup
½ cup All Natural Peanut Butter
2 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ cup Cocoa Powder
½ tsp Baking Powder
¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF (176ºC) and line a muffin tin with baking cups.
2 In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, maple syrup, peanut butter, and almond milk. Stir in the cocoa powder and baking powder, then fold in the chocolate chips. The batter should be thick and fudgy.
3 Divide the batter between the baking cups and bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until the brownies are spongy to the touch.
4 Let the brownies cool slightly in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
Leftovers: Keep in an airtight container for up to five days.
Serving size: One serving is one brownie.
More flavor: Add vanilla extract or a pinch of salt.
Additional toppings: Top with more chocolate chips before baking.
Banana: A ripe, just speckled banana works best for this recipe.
I wish you and your loved ones some sweet moments making and enjoying these healthy snacks. Keep an eye on my blog for more good-for-you recipes and follow me on social media for tips, inspo and reminders on enjoying your days healthily. It’s my passion to help my loved ones, clients and their families with optimal health, I have over 15 years experience in healthcare and I’m your ally, ready to support you with nutrition guidance, biofeedback testing, bioenergetic resonance and my Loving Kindness Method.
Be well and enjoy,