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Chocolate-Banana Muffins & A Giveaway

Chocolatey, rich tasting and a tasty dessert muffin, with a few secrets inside.


There is something fun about sneaking in a little nutrition into dessert and knowing the kids don’t know. So what did I use? The secret ingredient?

Oat Fiber 

Nu-Naturals Oat Fiber. With an easy hand, you can sneak in extra fiber by simply swapping in a few Tablespoons of it for regular flour. And psssttt….see below for our amazing giveaway!


Chocolate-Banana Muffins


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup oat fiber
  • 1½tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder or instant coffee
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup  sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • Raw honey


Preheat oven to 400°, liberally spray a non-stick 12 count muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, oat fiber, baking powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt.

Stir vinegar into milk, let sit till curdled in appearance. Whisk ground flaxseed and and water together, let rest for 5 minutes, whisk until thick. Add flax mixture and sour cream to milk, along with coconut oil. Add to dry mixture, stir until just mixed.

Divide evenly between muffin cups. Slice banana into 12 pieces, push a piece down into the top of each muffin. Drizzle a bit of honey over the top of each slice.

Bake for 15 minutes, or a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes and turn out. Do not let the muffins stay in the pan till cool, removing will become hard, as the honey will set up.

Makes 12 muffins, they freeze well.


NuNaturals Giveaway!

4 of our readers will win 1 bottle of each of the Lemon/ Cherry Vanilla/ Peppermint Flavored Stevia Liquids, PLUS a 50 packet
box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets.


Each of the 4 winners will receive the complete product selection of all 4 items, with the retail
value of $48.00, PLUS A FREE BONUS PRODUCT!, sent directly to our winners from NuNaturals. This giveaway is open world wide as well!

You can receive DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on their website at NuNaturals as well.

At the checkout, enter DISCOUNT CODE: BLG0614 and receive a 15% DISCOUNT on the ENTIRE ORDER. This
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19 thoughts on “Chocolate-Banana Muffins & A Giveaway

  1. now those muffins look good! And what a great way to sneak fiber in, I’m always looking for ways to do that!

  2. I have only tried the vanilla flavor NuNaturals, so I would love to try the other flavors. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  3. I am always reading good things about NuNaturals. I would like to try it. But ordering from Germany is quite expensive, so I am a bit hesitant. Unfortunately it is not so easy to get good Stevia here and as far as I know we don’t have a flavoured one.
    The oat fiber sounds like a good idea. It’s interesting how companies always come up with new ideas 🙂

      1. Haha, yes, that’s true! So I am happily taking the chance 😀 Thanks for offering this contest!

  4. These sound great! I enjoy NuNaturals products and will have to look into the oat fiber. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. i’d like to try the peppermint drops! i’ve tried the vanilla and love it…nunaturals def makes the best stevia! 🙂

  6. This giveaway sounds sweeeeeeeeeeeet! I want to make some peppermint brownies because, well, who doesn’t love peppermint brownies?!

    Crossing my fingers tight–winning this giveaway would be the best birthday gift ever!

  7. I do use Stevia and would love to try this recipe for Chocolate Banana muffins. I always have over ripe banana to use and love that you include flax meal too.

  8. I use their Stevia..I would love to bake some of those Chocolate Banana muffins with my 4 little girls!!
    Thanks for the chance to win some amazing goodies 🙂

  9. Sarah, All of your baked goods make me incredible hungry. I haven’t tried NuNaturals but I’ve tried other brands of stevia products. Sometimes I put a drop or two into sparkling water. I think Cherry Vanilla would be great like that.

  10. Those muffins look divine, especially those caramelized slices of banana *swoon*. I’ll have to find a vegan alternative for the honey & sour cream but this is on my to-do list! 😀

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