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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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Chocolate Banana Muffins are the perfect excuse to get that chocolate first thing in the morning! Super delicious, perfectly chocolatey, they are impossible to resist.


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It’s important to me that my muffins taste good. Especially if I’m going to be eating them for breakfast. When I also get to eat chocolate for breakfast? Score!

But it’s not just chocolate. It’s beautiful cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and bananas cooked to form a crunchy outside and soft inside that is irresistible.

You’ll love how easy these chocolate chip banana muffins are to make.  They use all simple ingredients you’ve probably already got in your pantry.

And because they’ve got bananas, I’m going to call them healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. You should too.

They’re simple enough to eat for breakfast but rich enough to eat for dessert too. Plus, they’re like chocolate banana bread, only in portable muffin version instead.

So if you crave chocolate in the morning like I do, enjoy this banana chocolate chip muffin recipe.


chocolate muffin mix in mini muffin pan, unbaked


What Ingredients are in Chocolate Banana Muffins?

Here’s the sweet and short ingredient list.

  • Oil: I use vegetable oil but avocado oil or olive oil would work too.
  • Egg: The egg helps to bind the muffins together.
  • Fresh Bananas: Brown bananas are the ones you want. They are the sweetest kind.
  • Sugar: Use white sugar. For a different flavor you could also substitute part with brown sugar.
  • Cocoa Powder: The cocoa powder is what gives the bananas their chocolaty flavor.
  • Baking Soda and Baking Powder: Using both baking soda and baking powder gives the muffins the perfect lift.
  • Salt: A little bit of salt goes a long way in desserts.
  • Flour: The only thing you need is all purpose flour.
  • Chocolate Chips: I love mini chocolate chips. They aren’t overwhelming but just the right size in muffins.

Pro Tip:

  • Make gluten free muffins by using a 1:1 gluten free flour mix.
  • Don’t try skipping on the baking soda or powder. You need both to get the right reaction.
  • If you don’t have overripe bananas on hand, you can occasionally find them at the grocery store.
  • Try a flax egg for an easy egg substitute.


24 mini muffins in a pan, baked


How to Make Chocolate Banana Muffins

This recipe is for making mini muffins but you can easily make normal baked muffins as well.

  1. Mix Wet Ingredients: Each ingredient should be added to the large bowl one at a time, stirring well between each addition.
  2. Add Dry Ingredients: Keep adding the ingredients until everything has mixed. Each cup of flour should be mixed well.
  3. Bake: Fill the muffin pan cups about ¾ full and then bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

Pro Tips:

  • Use muffin liners or grease the pan well to prevent the muffins from sticking.
  • Using melted butter to grease the baking sheet gives the muffins a richer flavor.
  • If you make large muffins you’ll want to increase the baking time.
  • Serve this warm banana muffin recipe with ice cream for an easy dessert!


zoomed in image of muffins in a pan baked.


Can I Freeze Chocolate Banana Muffins?

Double chocolate banana muffins freeze beautifully! Wrap each muffin separately with plastic wrap. This will prevent the air from freezer burning them.

Then place the muffins in an air-tight container such as a zip top bag. 

When you’re ready to eat, thaw the muffins on the counter to room temperature. Banana chocolate muffins can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Pro Tips:

  • Don’t wrap the muffins until they’ve cooled completely or they’ll stick to the plastic wrap.
  • Write the name of the muffins and date on the freezer bag so you use them before they go bad.


muffin on counter with a cooling rack in the background


Are Chocolate Banana Muffins Healthy?

Are they healthy or can you eat them for breakfast? If you’re asking if you can eat them for breakfast, absolutely you can. Muffins are a breakfast food.

If you’re asking if they’re healthy, well, they are a muffin! So they’ve got sugar, flour, bananas, and chocolate.

Some of those may be better for you than others. You decide what your own personal health food goals are and decide for yourself.

But no judgment from me if you eat 5 mini muffins for breakfast. (Guilty!)

I mean who can resist that chocolate and banana flavor?


side view of muffin with a pile of muffins in the background


Do Chocolate Banana Muffins Need to Be Refrigerated?

No, chocolate banana muffins do not need to be refrigerated. Here’s how to store your banana chocolate muffin though to help it last the longest.

If you’re going to be eating the muffins within 24-48 hours, store them in an airtight container on the counter.

You’ll want to let them cool completely first and lay a paper towel beneath each layer and on top of each layer. This will help soak up any extra moisture that may accumulate.

If you’re going to eat them within 4 days, keep them in the fridge to help prolong their life.

If it’s going to take longer than 4 days to consume them, freeze any extra and then take them out when you’re ready. Honestly though chocolate banana muffins taste GREAT the next day. 

The flavors have had a chance to marry and if you can wait that 8-24 hours, your taste buds will thank you.


muffin wrapper has been unpeeled with more muffins in the background


Can Dogs Eat Chocolate Banana Muffins?

No, dogs cannot eat chocolate banana muffins. Chocolate is bad for dogs. It can actually even be toxic in large doses.

Not just the chocolate but sugar isn’t good for them and neither is oil. While there are many healthy dog treats that you can feed to your dog, chocolate banana muffins are not one of them.


top view of muffin with wrapper peeled


More Muffin Recipes You’ll Love…

More Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love…

Chocolate Banana Muffins are a great recipe to make when you’ve got extra banana lying around.

A simple recipe that everyone will love! Enjoy this sweet treat today.


Yield: 24 Mini Muffins

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

unpeeled muffin with a bite removed.

Chocolate Banana Muffins are the perfect excuse to get that chocolate first thing in the morning! Super delicious, perfectly chocolatey, they are impossible to resist.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups banana, mashed (around 4 depending on size)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Prepare mini muffin tin be either greasing up each hole with spray or butter or using mini baking liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine oil, eggs, and bananas.
  4. Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Add 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition until all flour is added to batter.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Fill each muffin cavity 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 15 min or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.


If making these into full sized muffins, up baking time to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
Originally Posted: May 10, 2016

Photos & Text Updated: May 10, 2022

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Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

I made this today and it's the first time in my life I had a baking failure and I bake a lot


Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Marcy, I am so sorry to hear that this recipe didn't turn out for you. I would love to hear of any questions or concerns you have with this recipe. Thank you for trying my muffin recipe!

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Sunday 28th of August 2016

Those double chocolate banana muffins look yummy! Great for breakfast


Tuesday 30th of August 2016

We eat them for breakfast ALL THE TIME! So yummy!


Sunday 26th of June 2016

Do you use semi-sweet chocolate chips in this?


Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Hi Maria! Yes I use Mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Though now that I think about it, I've never seen mini chips in any other variety!


Sunday 26th of June 2016

Looks so tasty. Hope to make it soon


Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Emy, beware that when you make these, you'll be wanting them again. They are addicting!

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