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Chunky Monkey Surprise Oatmeal Muffins

These easy Chunky Monkey Muffins have a surprise twist! Not only does this healthy breakfast recipe contain bananas, peanut butter (or PB2), and oatmeal...but a surprise chocolate center! If you want to "WOW" your friends and family with a new recipe this is it! It's a fun idea for kids after school snacks too! These also contain simple and nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, coconut sugar, and oats! To find more "healthified" recipes check out groundedandsurrounded.com.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories:

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter*
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Surprise Chocolate Batter

  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray your silicone muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper liners. Set aside.
  • Combine wet ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. (Save this bowl!) Combine dry ingredients in separate large bowl. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour ½ cup batter back into the wet ingredients bowl to make the secret chocolate batter. Add the 3T cocoa powder and 1 T water. Mix.
  • Now comes the fun part! Creating the chocolate surprise!
  • Using a Tablespoon, pour 1½ Tbsp PB batter into the bottom of the muffin tin or liners. Then add 1½ tsp of the chocolate surprise batter to the center of the PB batter. Now cover the chocolate batter with another 1½ Tbsp PB batter. My silicone muffin pan makes fairly large muffins, so if you are using paper liners use your best judgement and make sure you liners don’t get too full. Filling them up ¾ full is best!
  • Sprinkle the tops with some oats and sparkling sugar granules if you wish!
  • Bake 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your muffins. Mine baked perfectly in 27 minutes!

Notes

*1 cup PB2 powder mixed with water (use your judgement, it should be the thick consistency of typical peanut butter) makes 3/4 cup of peanut butter and works well in this recipe too!
-If you use regular sugar, I would use ¾ cup as it is sweeter than coconut sugar.
-You can use ¼ cup oil and 2 bananas and the muffins will turn out well, but they will not be as moist and have the soft and light texture these ones do.
These easy Chunky Monkey Muffins have a surprise twist! Not only does this healthy breakfast recipe contain bananas, peanut butter (or PB2), and oatmeal...but a surprise chocolate center! If you want to "WOW" your friends and family with a new recipe this is it! It's a fun idea for kids after school snacks too! These also contain simple and nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, coconut sugar, and oats!