I wouldn’t quite say that these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are my Mother-in-Laws signature muffin, but they are a favorite of ours that she makes regularly.
For me, I’m sure my love of these muffins stems from the fact that they are chocolate with added chocolate chips and called a muffin.
Just by calling these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins a muffin, means they are acceptable as a breakfast.
Chocolate or no chocolate the word muffin means breakfast in my mind.
And thus, I am officially giving the thumbs up to eat chocolate for breakfast.
For anyone who squawks at that idea, I should suggest that there is also the addition of banana.
Thus solidifying my muffin theory.
I first had these when we first moved to Minnesota and moved in with my in-laws as we looked for a house to buy.
They were fantastic. Once we moved into our home, I decided to whip some up for myself.
However I was far too lazy to grease up my mini muffin pan and made these into full size regular Double Chocolate Banana Muffins.
There are two things you should note about taking these mini muffins and whipping them up into full size muffins.
1 – You can’t get away with eating more than 2 if they are full size muffins.
You’ll look like a pig if you do. (Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve eaten more than 2 in one sitting before and *may* have eaten them for my entire lunch another time. They are that good!)
When you make mini muffins, you can get away with eating GOBS of them by simply justifying they are mini – well, I do at least.
2 – Well dag nab it, I’ve completely lost track of my thought because my husband just asked me a completely off topic question.
Now if you are ever anything like me, you’ll love these muffins.
Chocolate for breakfast, “healthy” because they have bananas and easy as an on the go breakfast or snack.
Or if you are watching your waistline and want to enjoy something sweet that is better for you than a triple chocolate Sunday, then enjoy these for dessert too
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- 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
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Prepare mini muffin tin be either greasing up each hole with spray or butter or using mini baking liners. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine oil, eggs, and bananas.
- Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition until all flour is added to batter.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Fill each muffin cavity 3/4 full.
- 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.