Thursday, September 10, 2015

Healthy(er/ish) Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes



It's been an absolute age since I've written a "happy eating" blogpost and I'm a little ashamed! I've had some time on my hands recovering from a minor "surgery" (no really I was awake and watched so it really was minor) and nothing in life is more therapeutic to me than baking. I absolutely love baking but one of my problems is that I love all of the baked goods that are packed full of sugar. So instead, I decided to alter a basic oatmeal banana cupcake recipe with a few experimental "healthier" alternatives. 

I give you the: Healthy(er/ish) Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcake


Original Recipe

1/2 cup of butter
1/2 sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
3/4 bananas
3/4 cup honey
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda 

New Recipe

1/2 cup of honey 
2tsp Chia seeds soaked in 6tsp of water
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda 
2 drops of vanilla extract
Almond milk to add batter consistency 
Dark chocolate chips

Batter Method

1. Preheat your oven to 185 degrees

2. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl into a smooth consistency


3. If your batter is looking thick add as much almond milk as necessary to add a smooth batter-like consistency.

3. Add chocolate chips and mix evenly into the batter. I used 90% Cacao chocolate and used a knife to cut it up into chunks.



3. Line your cupcake tins with cupcake cases. I chose gnome cupcake cases because well, aren't they just adorable?!

4. Evenly divide your batter into the cupcake cases


5. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Be careful as if you over cook they can become extremely chewy.

6. Leave to cool and devour all cupcakes in 10 minutes from excitement. Or share with friends, that's okay too!

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11 comments

  1. You had me at banana chocolate chip! This looks AMAZING. You can bet I'll be making this one day :)

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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    1. If you do let me know how you get on! I honestly think they taste even better the next day as well! xx

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  2. These look so delicious wow - will have to make these!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes please do and let me know how you get on! :) xx

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  3. These look delicious, and how adorable are the cupcake cases?! xx

    Lillies and Lipbalm

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    1. Aren't they just the cutest! I actually only had one left and have no idea where we got them from! Must do some researching! xx

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  4. They look so delicious, I really want to make them! xx

    louleecutie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Please do and let me know what you think! :) xx

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious, and bonus points for being so healthy too! Definitely need to try this out!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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    Grace xx
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    1. They really are and easily adaptable for anyone whose vegan as well! Thank you for reading! xx

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  6. These look amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe- I'll definitely need to try it out! :) <3

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