Wholesome Chocolate Banana Muffins | Formidable Kitchen

This unimaginable muffin recipe comes from the AK archives again in 2017 and studying again on the publish was such a enjoyable journey down reminiscence lane. I wrote it proper after Tony and I received engaged, and am reposting it now that we’re married in a brand new residence with THREE little boys!

Time actually flies, however excellent wholesome chocolate banana muffins are nonetheless the final word deal with.

These muffins are a tackle my well-known  however with a chocolate twist that severely makes them style like chocolate cake. I initially made them after receiving the sweetest observe from a lady named Sara and her (then) 4-year-old daughter, Reagan. Sara described Reagan as a real little chef and baker who was actually wonderful within the kitchen. They’d an excellent baking day after discovering my banana chocolate chip muffins and emailed me the kindest observe and cutest photograph.

I whipped up the all-time chocolate model of these muffins only for Reagan, who’s now 10! Whether or not or not they see this publish replace, it’s so enjoyable to suppose again on that reminiscence and the ways in which Formidable Kitchen has touched so many lives over time.

SO, get a baking day in your calendar, make a batch of those chocolate beauties, and have your self a beautiful week.

What makes these chocolate banana muffins more healthy?

Conventional chocolate banana muffins, whereas completely scrumptious, are sometimes made with plenty of refined sugar and butter or oil. I lightened these infants up a bit by sweetening them with simply 1/4 cup of honey and ripe, mashed bananas in order that they’re refined sugar free. You’ll additionally solely want 2 tablespoons of oil as a result of the muffins get additional moisture from protein-packed greek yogurt! Additionally they have a lift of entire grains due to entire wheat pastry flour as a substitute of white flour.

Components in one of the best wholesome chocolate banana muffins

Whereas they’re chocolate muffins, they’re made with entire grains, protein packed greek yogurt, naturally sweetened with honey (or maple syrup) and include only a trace of chocolate sweetness. I name them perfection. Right here’s what you’ll have to make them:

  • Bananas: you should definitely use tremendous ripe bananas with plenty of brown spots to get the proper quantity of sweetness and banana taste.
  • Honey: we’re additionally including somewhat to spice up the sweetness. It’s also possible to use pure maple syrup in the event you’d like.
  • Egg: you’ll want one egg on this muffin recipe.
  • Oil: a pair tablespoons of so as to add moisture.
  • Yogurt: somewhat yogurt provides further moisture and a lift of protein. Be happy to make use of plain or vanilla 2% yogurt or entire milk greek yogurt.
  • Flour: you’ll want to provide the muffins that fluff issue.
  • Cocoa powder: for the final word wealthy chocolate taste. Make sure to use top quality or cacao powder for one of the best taste!
  • Baking staples: don’t neglect the , baking soda, and salt.
  • Chocolate chips: gotta have that melty in each chunk. Don’t neglect to sprinkle the muffins with a number of chocolate chips on high, too.

I like to high them with a dollop of peanut butter as a result of everybody is aware of PB + chocolate = life.

Optionally available ingredient swaps

As with all baking recipes, I counsel sticking with the recipe as greatest as attainable to make sure that they arrive out completely each time. Listed here are a number of ingredient swaps I can advocate:

  • For the oil: be at liberty to make use of avocado oil, melted & cooled coconut oil, or melted butter or vegan butter instead of the olive oil.
  • For the yogurt: 2% plain greek yogurt provides one of the best moisture, however nonfat yogurt or dairy-free yogurt must also work nicely.
  • For the flour: be at liberty to make use of white entire wheat flour or a mixture of entire wheat flour and all function flour.

Can I make them gluten free?

I’ve solely examined these muffins utilizing entire wheat pastry flour or a mixture of entire wheat flour and all function flour, so I can’t advocate a gluten-free substitute. Be happy to attempt my as a substitute!

What about vegan?

I haven’t examined a vegan model of those muffins both, however you might attempt swapping the egg for 1 , and utilizing your favourite plain or vanilla dairy free yogurt. Then you should definitely use maple syrup as a substitute of the honey in addition to dairy free chocolate chips. Let me know within the feedback in the event you attempt it!

Attempt a wholesome chocolate banana bread

I believe these wholesome chocolate banana muffins may be made right into a bread, too! Merely pour the batter into an  greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40-55 minutes till a toothpick comes out clear.

Alternatively, attempt one in all these scrumptious chocolate banana bread recipes:

Storing & freezing ideas

  1. To retailer: retailer these chocolate banana muffins on the counter in an for a day, then switch them to the fridge for as much as 4-5 days. The muffins get even fudgier after sitting in an hermetic container for a day; they sweeten up a bit and get tremendous comfortable.
  2. To freeze: place the muffins in an hermetic container or and freeze for as much as 3 months. While you’re able to eat them, you may microwave them for 45 seconds-1 minute or till heat.

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Wholesome Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Wholesome double chocolate banana muffins made with entire grains and naturally sweetened with honey and ripe bananas. These wholesome chocolate banana muffins are completely moist and made in a single bowl for a straightforward breakfast or snack! Freezer-friendly and completely scrumptious.


  • 3
    medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4
    honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    giant egg
  • 2
    additional virgin olive oil (can sub melted and cooled coconut oil, avocado oil or butter)
  • 1/2
    plain or vanilla 2% or whole-milk greek yogurt
  • 1
    entire wheat pastry flour or white entire wheat flour*
  • 1/2
    unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder (use a top quality cocoa powder)
  • 1
    baking soda
  • ¼
  • 1/2
    chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on high


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a big bowl add the mashed bananas, honey, vanilla, egg, oil and greek yogurt. Whisk moist substances collectively till nicely mixed.

  3. Add dry substances to moist substances: entire wheat pastry flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Combine till mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

  4. Pour batter into greased muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on high of muffins. Bake for 23-27 minutes till the tester comes out clear.

Recipe Notes

*You should use a mixture of common entire wheat flour and all function, however these are greatest when made with entire wheat pastry flour or white entire wheat flour.


Servings: 12 muffins

Serving dimension: 1 muffin

Energy: 180kcal

Fats: 8.1g

Saturated fats: 3.6g

Carbohydrates: 27.8g

Fiber: 4.1g

Sugar: 13.4g

Protein: 4.6g

Recipe by Monique Volz | Images by:

This publish was initially printed on January third, 2017, and republished on April twentieth, 2023.

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