Jun
28
2011

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Lately, I’ve been in a baking rut. Hence the lack of posts. It’s either been too hot to bake, or too rainy to get supplies, or I’ve just been pure lazy. This past weekend I went to my lake house and didn’t bake a thing. A ton of food was made, but it was not a result of me being there. When the weekend ended, I did get to take home a few ripe bananas that never made it into the fruit salad and I knew exactly what to do with them. Double chocolate banana muffins. If that doesn’t get you out of a baking rut I don’t know what will.

These muffins strike a perfect balance of chocolate and banana and are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They were also extremely easy to make which is always a plus. You should probably go make these right now. I think I’ll eat another one while you go do that :) P.S. I think I have an obsession with taking pictures of muffins.. I had a little too much fun playing with food today. I was sad I could only fit 3 pictures in the post!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips (or more… you know you want to)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In a medium sized bowl, combine mashed bananas, vegetable oil and egg. Then, add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture is moist and there are no more streaks of the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. With an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill the greased or lined muffin cups 3/4 of the way full with the batter. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.

Recipe yields 12-14 regular sized muffins.

Source: Recipe from Photo a Day

About the Author: Megan Hastings

Lover of all things baking, cooking, and crafting.

12 Comments + Add Comment

  • Yum! I totally want to make these. Especially since I’ll be home for a month and can use the oven in my parents’ highly air-conditioned house. :)

  • These look super delicious! I want one now :)

  • This look like the perrffect snack, i have some ripe bananas in the freezer that ive been pondering over what to make with, may well give this recipe a whirl thank you :)

  • mmm! look great… i wish i had this recipe before making my banana bread last week!

  • Megnut has it out for me. She keeps trying to feed me food as I’m trying to lose weight. How is a guy supposed to lose weight when being Head Taste Tester. It’s weird because she knows exactly when I need the food which makes it hard for me to say no. Yesterday she texts me to say she has muffins for me… when I’m getting out of the pool after swimming for 45 minutes. Of course I’m going to say yes to muffins. BUT…. I’m glad I did because they are good. My review: Good and chocolatey, moist, not overly banana tasting.

  • haha i’m psychic. i have two more that i need to get rid of. i took your advice and ate 2 after i biked 11 miles yesterday. soooo good.

  • let me know how they go if you try them! and i have a huge obsession with your blog name right now haha

  • gotta love using the parentals’ kitchen. i’m going home next week to make cookies for a client purely because my parents have 3 ovens and i only have 1. awesome.

  • Mmm, those look delicious! I love adding banana to baked goods, especially with chocolate. Yummy!

  • thanks claire! but your banana bread looks awesome- i’m going to try it with the rest of the bananas i have hanging out in my freezer :)

  • these were sooo delicious! and easy too!
    i used really over ripe bananas and my brother said they were the best muffins hes ever had. thanks!

  • im glad you liked them!

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