Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Banana Muffins are two delicious muffins in one. You’ll love the sweet flavor and duo of colors in this easy muffin recipe. Rich chocolate and moist banana combined.

If you love this flavor combination, be sure to try our rich and fudgy chocolate banana cake recipe! Or give our Chocolate chip banana bread recipe a try next!

Banana muffins with chocolate in a metal cupcake tin.

Why these Muffins Are Best

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!

  • Part banana muffin, part chocolate muffin, wholly irresistible.
  • Extra delicious topped with a dollop of Nutella or creamy butter!
  • Easy to make and freezer friendly.

Add some walnuts like we did in these banana nut muffins for a crunchy addition!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make chocolate banana muffins.

The batter for these chocolate banana muffins contains all the expected components including flour, sugar and eggs.

  • Banana. Use ripe bananas with speckled or brown skin. You can even ripen them yourself in just 20 minutes with this oven ripening method. That’s the same amount of time you need to soften your butter!
  • Unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, omit the added kosher salt in the recipe. Soften the butter using one of our tips to soften butter quickly!
  • Baking cocoa. Use unsweetened cocoa to add chocolate flavor to half of the muffin batter.

Easy to Make Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make chocolate banana muffins.

Chocolate Banana Muffins are just as easy to make as any quick bread or muffin recipe.

Start by making a simple banana muffin batter. Mix baking cocoa into one half of the batter. Then drop 2 tablespoons each of plain batter and chocolate batter in a greased muffin tin.

Bake, let cool and enjoy!

As delicious as these muffins taste plain, they’re even more out of this world with a pat of Nutella on top. YUM. The taste is a lot like my Nutella Swirled Banana Bread but in the shape of muffin.

Banana muffins with chocolate and a bite taken out.

Recipe FAQs

How many muffins does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 14-17 regular sized muffins. For my family, I double the recipe and keep half in the freezer. It’s nice to pull out a bag of homemade muffins for a quick breakfast treat.

Can I make this recipe as mini muffins?

Yes, it will make about 3 dozen mini chocolate banana muffins. You will need to reduce the baking time by several minutes. Smaller muffins bake more quickly.

What can I add to these muffins?

For even more chocolate indulgence, feel free to add 1/2 cup of of chocolate chips to the chocolate banana batter, the plain batter or both! Chopped walnuts would make a tasty addition to the banana chocolate muffins too.

How long do these muffins stay good?

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, our Chocolate Banana Muffins stay moist, flavorful and delicious for about 5 days. In the freezer, they’ll stay good for up to 3 months. Let frozen muffins thaw on the countertop or overnight in the refrigerator before eating.

Chocolate banana muffins with a bite taken out.

Easy Breakfast Recipes

  • These Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze are insanely good!
  • Blueberry Muffins: We make these at least once a month and store extra batches in the freezer! Soft, moist bakery style muffins!
  • Hard Boiled Eggs made in the instant pot are my all-time favorite way to cook boiled eggs. They come out perfect without any of the guesswork involved with stove top boiling.
  • A batch of Instant Pot egg bites is always handy to have in stock in the freezer for a portable breakfast that the kids love. On the weekends, I like prepping French Toast Casserole overnight so we can wake up to a delicious family meal!
Yield: 16 muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Chocolate Banana Muffins are two delicious muffins in one. You'll love the sweet flavor and duo of colors in this easy muffin recipe. Rich chocolate and moist banana combined.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa


  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).
  2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Divide batter in half.
  3. To one half of the batter, mix in the baking cocoa.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  • Store muffins in airtight container at room temperature, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on April 7, 2019

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