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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins + I’m Outta Town!

by Courtney on November 15, 2012

Holy moly…busy and exciting day ahead of me today, so let’s get right to it!

Last night’s dinner was, well…sorta boring, but extremely delicious. I mixed up a can of tuna salad with all sorts of veggies mixed in, some dried cranberries, S&P, light mayo, dijon mustard, and a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, and then scooped it up with some Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips from my goody box.


The tuna salad was great, but WHEW…it’s a good thing Jay wasn’t around last night because I think I got a little heavy handed on the onions. Yowsahs.


Speaking of my dear Jay…he actually hasn’t been around since Sunday, which has been a total bummer. Sad smile He’s been away for work all week, so it’s really just been me and the Codester (who was also annoyed with me this morning when I kept ignoring him and the fetch toy).


Unfortunately, I’m still going to have to wait a few more days to see the hubby because today, I’M headed out of town and over to good ‘ol Boston!

Do you guys remember back in May when I was invited over to Reebok HQ? (you can read about the trip HERE and HERE). Well, I’ve been invited back once again to hang with the Reebok crew and some of my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors.

We actually aren’t going to be at Reebok until tomorrow, but I am most definitely looking forward to spending some time later today with these awesome ladies.


Since I still have all of my packing to do, I’ve been running around a bit crazy this morning to make sure I’m ready in time (if you know me well, then you probably know I’m almost always late). I woke up early enough to get in about 30 minutes of interval walking + some lower body exercises, showered up, and threw together a quick breakfast.

Since it’s just been me around here this week, I tried really hard to not do much grocery shopping; the only things I picked up were bananas, coffee, and almond milk. Other than that, the rest has been made up of what we already had on hand…easy and cheap, my friends!

So today’s breakfast was a bit of a mish mash of everything.


Coffee + a Greek yogurt + a banana + a chocolate chip banana muffin, which I actually made last night at around 8pm.

We had two awful looking bananas sitting on the counter all week and I knew if they didn’t get used up last night, they’d just get tossed. So I whipped up a quick batch of muffins, which I surprisingly had all of the ingredients for.


The muffins actually turned out wayyyy better than I expected, and they’re even a bit more on the healthier side, believe it or not. They were so good that I wound up eating two of them last night instead of my planned peanut butter cups…I know, right?!?

I thought I had this recipe up on the blog, but apparently, I don’t, so here ya go!



Would you believe I typed up that entire recipe without going back to look at my notes from last night? Crazy, I’ll tell ya.

Alright, my friends. I’ve got some packing to do before I hit the road! Be on the lookout for an AWESOME giveaway post this afternoon – many of you have seen it before, so I think you’ll be excited to see it again. Winking smile

See ya from Boston!

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1 Hillary November 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

Ahh, you ladies are going to have so much fun… and I’m sure you’ll come home with LOTS of awesome Reebok swag!! #jealous

Enjoy your weekend, love.
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2 Natalie @ Free Range Human November 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

Have fun! Safe travels!
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3 chelcie @ chelcie's food files November 15, 2012 at 9:58 am

have fun in Boston! can’t wait to hear all about it!
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4 Amanda B. November 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

Welcome back to Boston! If you want food suggestions, let me know! :)
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5 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

This recipe is perfect! I’ve had a couple super brown bananas staring at me for the past couple days just waiting to be used in some sort of bread or muffin. Anything I could use to sub for wheat germ? Or could I just exclude it do you think? It sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead! Enjoy! :)
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6 Courtney November 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

I’d say maybe just add a little more flour?


7 Missy November 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I’m going to try it with some ground flax seed.


8 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie November 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Those muffins sound perfect!! Have fun in Boston!
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9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

Those muffins sound really good! I’m waiting for some bananas to ripen and then I want to make them. :) Have fun in Boston. I’m jealous. Boston is one of my favorites cities.


10 Danica @ It's Progression November 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

love that recipe…any baked goods with banana is a win for me.
Hope you have a great trip!!
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11 lisa fine November 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

Fun! Have a safe drive to Boston, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you ladies are up to. I love getting together with blog friends.

And I’d love to hear more about FitFluential sometime. Sounds so cool!
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12 Candice November 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yum! those muffins look perfect!! Have fun in boston, can’t wait to hear about it! I wish I could be there to share the reebok experience!!
Safe travels!
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13 Elaine November 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

Have fun in Boston! Safe travels :)
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14 Marielle November 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

Aww have so much fun, that sounds like an awesome weekend!! Enjoy!
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15 Maria @powerpeanutlife November 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

I see my favorite key lime yogurt! Love that stuff. Have fun in my old stomping grounds…jealous!


16 Becki November 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

Have fun at Reebok! We’ve been having some temperamental weather in Boston lately (what’s new, right?), but I’m sure you’ll have a great time! :-)
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17 Taylor November 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

For the muffins, if I don’t have any wheat germ should sub anything else in or can I just omit it?


18 Courtney November 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’d say maybe try some extra whole wheat flour or just omit?


19 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

Safe trip, girl! Those muffins look delicious. I’m a sucker for banana anything so I definitely don’t blame you for skipping out on your normal nightly snack in favor of a few of these.
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20 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction November 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

Mmmm! Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are the best kind, yum! Have fun at the Reebok HQ, I love that place! I’m guessin it might be crossfit related??
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21 Rachel November 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

I really need to make muffins, they look so good! Have fun in Boston!!!!
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22 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete November 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

You’re hitting up my neck of the woods! Hope you all have a great time in Boston & at Reebok :)
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23 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

The muffins look amazing!!! What a yummy treat!!
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24 Sarah November 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

Chocolate chip muffins? YUM! Have fun in Boston! It’s such a great city :)
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25 Khushboo November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Have a great weekend away, my friend!
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26 michelle kim November 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Cool! Have a safe trip to Boston :)
And I’m excited for the giveaway!
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27 Kim @ The Family Practice November 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Oh man, have a blast at Reebok! I’m packing up tonight and headed to Seattle in the morning :) I can hardly wait!
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28 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness November 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

So jealous you get to go to Reebok! Have an absolute blast! Wish I could be there!
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29 Trisha November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Boring or not, that dinner looks awesome! Have fun in Boston, I love that city!
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30 Blog is the New Black November 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Have fun while you’re here! ;)
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31 Claire@ Keeping Up With Claire November 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

That Key Lime greek yogurt is the BEST Oikos flavor! I am obsessed with it, even though nothing can ever replace Chobani in my heart. Have fun in Boston!!
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32 Annette@FitnessPerks November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

That’ll be sooo fun!! Have a safe trip!
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33 Michelle@Peachy Palate November 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Wohoo for anything banana baked :) Love the muffin recipe, easily made gluten and vegan friendly too! Safe travels!
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34 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love Laughing Cow cheese…it amazes me how versatile it is and how many foods it pairs well with. Plus the fact that it is only 35 calories a wedge sure makes it 10x more enjoyable to eat!
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35 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Oh my gosh, your cat looks just like mine…makes me miss him more (I have been away at college for the last 2.5 months).
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36 Bek @ Crave November 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Yay giveaways! haha, and good job remembering your recipe- I’m guessing you’ve made them a few times then ;)
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37 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets November 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Have so much fun at Reebok! Can’t wait to read your recaps. Also.. I TOTALLY know what you mean about eating simple/lazy girl meals when the boy is away.. I do the same thing. It’s kinda nice, once in a while ;)
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38 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

By this point I think you’re back from Boston, but I hope you had a great trip! I’m super jealous, it’s my FAVORITE city!
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