Chocolate Banana Muffins are the best way to use overripe bananas. The muffins are very easy to make, soft, chocolaty and full of flavor.
Best Chocolate Banana Muffins
Chocolate Banana Muffins are the best way to use those overripe bananas that are probably already looking sad on your countertop. These Chocolate Banana Muffins are definitely a favorite in our family. They are so easy to make and are a great kitchen project with kids as they are ready in 30 minutes.
I buy extra bananas on purpose, just so I have a few on hand to make these muffins. The muffins have the most amazing texture, light, fluffy, moist and with lots of chewy chocolate chips through them. Chocolate and bananas are a match made in heaven, so you should definitely try your hands at this Chocolate Banana Bread.
Why you will love these Chocolate Banana Muffins:
- Firstly, they are rich and chocolaty and are a show stopper dessert.
- Also, easy to find ingredients and minimal prep work and dishes to clean.
- Perfect for brunch parties and for bigger crowds.
- Easy to transport if you have to take it to a brunch party.
- In addition, its a great way to use over riped bananas.
- Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert.
Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe Tips
- Firstly, use quality chocolate since it is one of the main ingredients here. Same applies to the chocolate chips, use high-quality ones.
- Bananas must be brown, very ripe, and easy to mush. Obviously, don’t wait for the bananas to turn completely brown, that is overdoing it.
- Also, it is best to sift the dry ingredients, it will make a difference in texture.
- I also like to use larger chocolate chips, as they don’t fully melt when baked and are amazing when you bite into them!
- In addition, you can also add some chopped walnuts, about 1/3 cup for some crunchiness.
- You can use canola oil, vegetable oil or even olive oil! Also, you can use melted coconut oil.
- These Chocolate Banana Muffins also taste amazing with peanut butter chocolate chips!
- Watch the muffins closely, not to over-bake them, check after 15-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins should come out clean or just with some melted chocolate on, but not raw batter.
- Serve the muffins warm or room temperature, with some butter.
How long will the Chocolate Banana Muffins stay fresh?
The Chocolate Banana Muffins can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 4-5 days.
Can you freeze the Chocolate Banana Muffins?
Absolutely! Cool the muffins completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost before slicing.
Looking for more chocolaty desserts? Check these out:
- Chocolate French Toast
- Chocolate Brownie Cake
- German Chocolate Poke Cake
- Baileys Poke Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Tools/Ingredients I used to make these Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe:
- Regular Muffin Pan – I use this pan to bake muffins and regular size cupcakes, I had it for many years and absolutely love it.
- Cupcake Liners – when it comes to cupcake/muffin liners the sky is the limit, I like to keep them in a wide range of colors so I can use it based on the recipe or event.
- Cocoa Powder – love this one, it is a bit more expensive, but it tastes amazing!
Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe step-by-step video:
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins
- 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, vegetable oil and egg.
- In a separate large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa and baking powder. Whisk in sugar.
- Add flour mixture to banana mixture and using a spatula gently stir to combine. Don't over-mix.
- Add baking soda to a small bowl with the vinegar. Mix to combine.
- Add vinegar mixture and vanilla extract to the batter, stir to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling them 2/3 from the top.
- Optional: Sprinkle each muffin tin with sugar and a few more chocolate chips.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Start checking after 15-20 minutes of baking. A toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin should come out clean, or with just some melted chocolate, but not raw batter.
- Serve the muffins warm or room temperature.