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Banana Mocha Macadamia Nut Muffins Recipe

This is one of those special banana nut muffin recipes that will jump start your day.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 364
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder or espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup natural cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium to large)
  • 1 cup chopped toasted macadamia nuts, divided
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Lightly grease the bottoms of a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, coffee powder, and cocoa powder until combined.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, yoga and mashed bananas with a wooden spoon until well combined and creamy.
  • Gently stir the dry ingredients into the liquid until just combined, being careful not to over mix or the muffins will be tough.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Fill the muffin cups equally. I love to use an ice cream scoop to make quick, neat, and easy work of filling muffin tins.
  • Sprinkle the remaining nuts and chocolate chips equally among the muffin tops.
  • Bake until golden, about 25 minutes and transfer the muffin tin to a rack to cool.
  • Cool muffins in the pan for 5-10 minutes and then remove the muffins from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack or enjoy warm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be made into banana mocha macadamia nut bread. Just pour the batter into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan and bake at 350F for about 45 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. If you are using a glass loaf pan, lower the temperature to 325F and bake about ten minutes less since glass is a better heat conductor than metal.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *10
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *14
Nutrition Facts
Banana Mocha Macadamia Nut Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 172
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.1g29%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4.8g19%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana muffins, coffee flavored muffins, muffins with chocolate chips