Chocolate Banana Muffins

by aimee @ shugarysweets on April 21, 2013

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Muffins are delicious slathered with Nutella or creamy butter.

Chocolate Banana Muffins: easy breakfast idea and tastes delicious too! @shugarysweets

A few weeks ago I set out to make some banana muffins. And then it happened. Severe chocolate cravings.

That’s how these chocolate banana muffins were born! This recipe makes 18 regular sized muffins, for my family we like to double it and keep half in the freezer. It’s nice to pull out a bag of homemade muffins for a quick breakfast treat.

While they are absolutely delicious plain, they are over the top delicious with a spoonful of Nutella! I hope you enjoy them too!

Chocolate Banana Muffins: easy breakfast idea and tastes delicious too! @shugarysweets

Chocolate Banana Muffins: easy breakfast idea and tastes delicious too! @shugarysweets

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Add mashed banana (I use a stand mixer and just add the whole bananas, letting the mixer mash them). Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Divide batter in half.
  2. To one half of the batter, mix in the baking cocoa.
  3. Prepare cupcake tin by greasing with baking spray. Drop 2 Tbsp of plain batter into each muffin. Then 2 Tbsp of chocolate batter into each muffin. Should make about 18 muffins.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in air tight container for up to 4 days, or freeze in ziploc freezer bag for one month. ENJOY.
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While I love these Chocolate Banana Muffins, there are more muffins on this site that I need to remind you about!

These Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze are insanely good!

Apple Spice Muffin with Caramel Glaze @shugarysweets

Blueberry Muffins: We make these at least once a month and store extra batches in the freezer! Soft, moist bakery style muffins!

Bakery style blueberry muffins @shugarysweets

Dark Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips: Love Otis Spunkmeyer? Tastes just like them, only better cause they are homemade!

Chocolate muffins

Here are a few of my favorite muffin recipes from around the web:

Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins from Inside BruCrew Life

Very Vanilla Muffins from Dine and Dish

Banana Brickle Muffins from Taste and Tell

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Gotta love when chocolate cravings bring something like this! Yum!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I agree! they are so tasty too!!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Love the combo-duo action ! And being able to pull a frozen muffin out for a breakfast crunch moment is the best. As in most weekday mornings around here when life is chaotic!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Weekday mornings are always crazy here too!!!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes April 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I love the two color halves in these beautiful muffins. Nutella is good on everything!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Thanks Eva! So true about Nutella…
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Deborah April 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I love muffins and these look absolutely perfect!! Thanks for the link love, too! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Anytime friend :)
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Ashley April 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I am forever smearing banana slices with chocolate or nutella, so these totally call to me! Thanks for the recipe!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hmmm, I just eat Nutella by the spoonful. At least with banana it sounds healthier!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Such a great idea Aimee!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Thanks girl :)
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

OMG it’s like the ultimate tasty ying yang….in muffins!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 7:21 am

Ha! I didn’t even notice the yin-yang. :)
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Tanya April 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

The best of both world! Perfect Aimee!

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Monica April 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Banana and chocolate together? Sounds divine!
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Audra | The Baker Chick April 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I love that we both have had chocolate banana muffins on the brain lately. Isn’t it such a wonderful combo? These muffins look wonderful!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

Thanks Audra!
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jann jones April 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Every milligram has just gone to my tookus.. I could almost lick my screen, all of these recipes look so scrumptious! And adding Nutella on top… Oh, my… Oh, stop my drooling!! Know what I gotta shop for!

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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 7:25 am

Haha thanks Jann!! Enjoy the recipe!
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments April 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

These look SO delicious! I love the choco-banana duo – it makes these muffins look extra divine. I can’t imagine how good they’d be with Nutella!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 7:25 am

…meanwhile you post a delicious healthy banana muffin… :)
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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 22, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love the banana, chocolate combination, but with nutella – even better! Your muffins look so delicious!
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Ashton April 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

What a foodie genius you are! This is seriously the perfect yin and yang breakfast!!! Long live chocolate and bananas!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thanks Ashton!!! Me? A foodie genius? you’re too sweet.
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry April 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm

These muffins are the best of both worlds! Chocolate and banana for the win.
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting April 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Oh my gosh! I love the half and half muffins! YUMMY!
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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Yes please! I could sure use a couple of these for breakfast this morning. I mean, any excuse to have chocolate at the start of the day, right?
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I agree, makes the day a little sweeter!
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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Can’t go wrong with chocolate and bananas in muffins, especially when topped with a spoonful of Nutella!
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Anne @The Cooking Campaign April 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

HOLY MUFFIN! These look incredible!
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Katy @ Katy's Kitchen April 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

What to do when you can’t decide to bake banana or chocolate? Just bake em both! I love the colour contrast of these muffins, they look so delicious.
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

These muffins – and all your other ones – look SO incredible, Aimee! Lovely recipe!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Thanks Georgia! I’m craving muffins again….
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Looks so festive! Lovely recipe, Aimee :)
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Nutmeg Nanny April 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Love these :) so clever! They look so tasty!

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Ashley April 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I love, love, LOVE the look of these muffins!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

Thanks Ashley. And to think they taste better than they look :)
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sally @ sallys baking addiction April 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Chocolate and banana = the best of the best. Love those two together, Aimee! Such pretty muffins, almost too pretty to eat! *almost ;)
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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking April 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I love that you actually made half with chocolate and half simple banana instead of mixing them. So cute and perfect for breakfast!
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Ari @ Ari's Menu April 23, 2013 at 12:24 am

These are so creative, and I especially love them smothered in Nutella! YUM!
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PapaLos @ The Man, The Chef, The Dad April 23, 2013 at 12:36 am

These sound like a dream! And the added nutella make it.. an even better dream!

Thanks for giving me something else to do with ripe bananas!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

You’re quite welcome!
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Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas April 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

These are SO bleeping cool! Amazing, Aimee.
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thanks so bleeping much Joanne :)
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain April 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

As a lover of muffins, I wholeheartedly approve!! Aimee I LOVE the double flavor happening in these muffins! So cute and like one of my favorite desserts, chocolate covered bananas. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Oh how I love frozen chocolate covered bananas….
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Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik April 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

these look insanely good …
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Thanks Sarah!!
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Wendy April 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I’ll take mine with chocolate peanut butter please. :) These are way cuter than plain banana muffins!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Thanks Wendy, I was going for the cute factor :)
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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

This is such a great idea and so cute too! Love the two-toned muffins. Will be making a batch of these for sure!

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Melissa May 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Thank you for the recipe! I just made these =)
But are they supposed to be super gooey? Or did I not mix the flour in well enough? Otherwise they look awesome!

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aimee @ shugarysweets May 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Hmmm, I wonder if they are underbaked. they definitely shouldn’t be gooey!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life July 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

One of the things I enjoy about finding new blogs (to me) is going through their archives! Let’s just say I have been having fun with yours:) These are SO cute and I love that they are healthy enough for breakfast and decadent enough (read chocolate) for dessert! And your pics are gorgeous!
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Wendy February 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I just wanted to let you know how much I love these muffins. Great way to use those bananas before they go bad.

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