Healthy Spunky Monkey Oatmeal Muffins

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So, Ben & Jerry make this awesome ice cream flavor called chunky monkey, maybe you’ve heard of it. I think it is a fitting title because any monkey that eats that will, in fact, be chunky. I’m not saying it isn’t worth it, I love ice cream, but sometimes monkeys need to be a little less chunky and a little more energetic, or spunky, you know?
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I was going for a super healthy banana and peanut butter snack muffin and the chocolate kind of just found its way in there. I tried, okay? That seems to happen a lot around here.

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These may not be as healthy as planned, but they are still pretty good for you. No refined sugar or flour. The yogurt and peanut butter add some healthy protein and the oatmeal and whole wheat flour add fiber. They would make a great quick breakfast or on the go energy snack. They are also good for kids when they need something to tide them over until dinner or when they are playing hard.


 They are moist and perfectly dense with bites of chocolate here and there. Try them cold, they’re awesome that way.

Healthy Spunky Monkey Oatmeal Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12

Healthy Spunky Monkey Oatmeal Muffins


  • 3/4 cups creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain non-fat or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 4oz.(100g) semi-sweet dark chocolate chips or chunks, about 1/2 cup
  • Toppings:
  • 4oz.(100g) semi-sweet dark chocolate chips or chunks, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F(180 C). In medium bowl, use a fork to mash banana with sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs one at a time. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Divide into two muffin tins, greased or lined with muffin liners. Bake for 30-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until cooled.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a double broiler or microwave and drizzle over muffins. You can use a pastry bag or do what I did and just drizzle with a fork.


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  1. Kathy C says

    This recipe is perfectly timed! We just harvested all our bananas last week. I’ll try this in the next few days. Mahalo Nui Loa (thank you, very much)

    • Tori says

      That is so cool that you live where they are harvesting bananas I’d bet that they taste so good fresh. Thanks for reading my blog. It is nice to hear from people, especially friends.

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