Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy double chocolate chip muffins are a delicious recipe that kids can help to make. Getting kids active in the kitchen in cooking with kids recipes supports development of skills, and this muffin recipe does the job! Here’s how you make this healthy treat.

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you like chocolate, this double chocolate muffin is for you.

This recipe is one I have made so many times for my kids. They LOVE banana muffins, especially when they are mini versions. The original recipe is from here. I have made this so many times and modified it to what I think is the best banana muffins. It can’t get much healthier than this.
There is so much protein in these little buggers, you won’t feel bad about grabbing two (or four). My kids love them with breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. I make a double batch and freeze most of them, pulling out a dozen or so when we need them. Baby Girl even loves them frozen (feels great on teething gums). 
We had a rainy day on Friday and certain wild children needed to do something (besides jump off of couches). We decided to make some of these banana muffins, with a few extras added in. They LOVE to help me in the kitchen.  
They love to scoop, stir, spill… 
The benefits of scooping and pouring is that you can use kitchen tasks like helping to make these muffins as a fine motor and visual motor activity.

I added flax seed, wheat germ, and a scoop of protein powder to make these double chocolate muffins. We were out of chocolate chips but I found some Hershey kisses and chopped them up into big chunks.


I usually use apple sauce instead of oil, but was out of apple sauce. I looked through the fridge and found yogurt. That works! Plain Greek yogurt would be even better.  What else do these muffins need?

Peanut Butter!


Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Our recipe includes bananas to help hold the ingredients together.

4 Ripe bananas
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce (or plain Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp light butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
12 chopped Hershey kisses
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter with sugar and peanut better.
  3. Add egg and beat lightly. Add mashed bananas, vanilla, and yogurt.
  4. Then add all dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Spoon into lined mini muffin tins.
  6. Bake 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to

double chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack

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