Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 24 Mini Muffins

100 calories

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ripe banana, mashed

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 large organic eggs

1 1/4 cup reduced fat buttermilk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

How to...

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a 24-muffin tray with paper liners. Set aside

2) In a standing mixer, combine the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, rolled oats, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and mashed banana and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.  Add walnuts, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and reduced fat buttermilk and blend for 2 minutes on medium speed.  Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

3) Using an ice cream scoop, portion the batter evenly into the muffin tin and top each muffin with 3 to 4 chocolate chips.  Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes.  Once they are baked through, remove them from the oven and let cool on rack.