Throw a handful of ingredients into the blender and you’re minutes away from flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!
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Flourless Mini Muffins

I have an assistant in the kitchen these days. She learned how to say “up” and requests to sit on the counter every time I make anything. As “helpful” as she is, I have to work quick before she drops something or adds in a mystery ingredient.

 I wanted to make something that wasn’t a traditional sugary baked good.

Julia has a newfound love of chocolate chips but I am pretty careful about what she eats.

These super simple muffins are flourless, oil free, and free of refined sugar.

Plus, they’re mini so they’re perfect for her little hands. Even my mom commented on how good they are and she doesn’t share my love of chocolate + peanut butter.

I also wanted to make something in the blender because sometimes I don’t feel like getting out the mixer and like I said, I need to move quick.

The blender doesn’t just have to be for drinks and smoothies! (though I make an excellent vodka slushy…)

Why you’ll love these flourless muffins

Easy to make – They mix up right in the blender.

Simple ingredients – You probably have everything on hand.

Healthy-ish – They’re flourless, oil free, and don’t have any added refined sugar.

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Tools you’ll need

  • Blender – You don’t even need a mixing bowl for this recipe because you mix the whole thing in the blender. You don’t need a fancy one.
  • Mini Muffin Pan – I also use this pan to make peanut butter brownie bites.
  • Cookie Scoop – Using a cookie scoop makes portioning out the batter so easy. I have all sizes.

Ingredients

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

  • Banana – A ripe, medium banana. Cut into approximately 1″ pieces.
  • Egg – One large egg.
  • Peanut Butter – I haven’t tested with a natural peanut butter, but I have a feeling you’d get different results. Stick with a traditional creamy peanut butter.
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Extract – For the best flavor, use pure vanilla extract and not imitation. I know it is pricey but I buy it in bulk at Sam’s Club or Costco.
  • Baking Powder – For rise.
  • Salt – For balance.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – Optional, but chocolate chips pair perfectly with peanut butter and banana.
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How to make peanut butter muffins in the blender

This section shows you how to make this recipe, with process photos showing the steps to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

  1. Step One: To a blender, add a chopped banana, egg, the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until smooth. Scrape down the sides if needed.
  2. Step Two: Stir in the mini chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  3. Step Three: Use a cookie scoop to portion out the batter until a mini muffin pan that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray. You should get about 16 muffins. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top, if you want.
  4. Step Four: Bake for 8-9 minutes in a 400°F preheated oven. Once done, use a butter knife to pop each muffin out of the tray.

If you have extra bananas, make a batch of 3 ingredient banana pancakes!

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FAQs

Can I double the batch?

Sure can, this recipe is easily doubled as long as your blender is large enough to hold everything.

You’ll likely have to make two batches since most mini muffin pans make 24 muffins.

Which peanut butter should I use?

I haven’t tested this recipe with natural peanut butter. I use regular grocery store peanut butter (I usually have Skippy Natural or Jif Natural…which isn’t the same as natural peanut butter that separates).

Doesn’t peanut butter have sugar in it?

Yes, most traditional peanut butters do have sugar but we aren’t adding any more to this recipe.

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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins

Servings: 16 mini muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins – a simple, flourless muffin might right in the blender!

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium ripe banana chopped into a few pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F and spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • To a blender, add the chopped banana, egg, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
    1 medium ripe banana, 1 large egg, ½ cup creamy peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons honey, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Blend on low for about 30 seconds or until fully combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides, if needed.
  • Pour in the chocolate chips and stir to evenly distribute.
    ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the batter into 16 muffin tins.
  • Add a couple extra chocolate chips to the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Let cool then use a butter knife to loosen and remove from the pan.

Video

Notes

Regular creamy peanut butter is recommended (not natural).
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Can be frozen in a freezer bag with air pressed out for up to 3 months.
Recipe slightly adapted from Averie Cooks

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins - a simple, flourless muffin might right in the blender! | Persnickety Plates
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45 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so amazing and easy to make. My whole family loved them. So soft and full of flavor!