RecipeChocolate Banana Muffins

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories:150
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg

These delectable Chocolate Banana Muffins can be made lickety-split and are SO scrumptious. Plus, you can feel good about the ingredients; cocoa powder provides health-boosting flavanols to enhance brain power, focus, and memory, and bananas provide potassium, fiber, and natural sweetness. Trust me, muffin compares to these chocolatey delights.

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This recipe makes 12 muffins
  • • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour*
  • • ¼ cup cocoa powder*
  • • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 3 medium-large ripe bananas, mashed (~ 1 ½ cups)**
  • • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • • Optional ½ banana for garnish slices

*If you love banana bread and would prefer a similar tasting muffin, simply omit the cocoa powder and add an additional ¼ cup whole wheat flour.

**If bananas are firm, microwave for ~30 seconds to soften up and then mash.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist a standard muffin tin with nonstick oil spray or line with cupcake liners (I also like to mist the liners lightly with oil spray, too, to prevent sticking). Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda) and blend.

In a separate mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients (mashed banana, milk, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla), and stir until well combined.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until the batter is well-blended and there are no flour streaks. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Do not overmix. Divide the batter among the 12 prepared muffin tins (you can place an optional slice of banana on top for garnish) and bake in oven on middle rack for 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool before eating.


Try these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!