Easy, Delicious, Freezer Friendly Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

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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 14-17 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! 

How to make Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cupcake tin with non-stick baking spray (or use liners if you prefer).

In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter with sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Add in mashed bananas.

To the banana mixture, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Divide the batter in half. You should have about 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups in each bowl.

To one half of the batter, mix in the cocoa powder.

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

Drop 2 Tbsp of plain batter into each muffin tin, and 2 Tbsp of chocolate batter into the same tins. The recipe makes about 14-17 muffins.

Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Store cooled muffins in air tight container for up to 4 days.

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

How to freeze muffins

Once your muffins have cooled, place them in a freezer safe container or freezer ziploc bag.

Store in freezer. When ready to use, allow to thaw on counter overnight (in bag). ENJOY.

More Chocolate Banana Recipes

Using this same delicious batter, you can create a Chocolate Banana Cake for breakfast or dessert!

Delicious and moist, this Nutella Swirled Banana Bread is begging to be made! It freezes well too!

These Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are full of flavor, with much less fat than the traditional version. Perfect if you’re watching what you eat, but still crave delicious food!

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

More Muffin Recipes

These Apple Spice Muffins with Caramel Glaze are insanely good!

Apple Spice Muffin with Caramel Glaze

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

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

Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

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Chocolate and Banana in one tasty bite! These Chocolate Banana Muffins are delicious and freezer friendly.

Yield: 14-17 muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

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

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).
  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

17

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 162 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 177mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published April 21, 2013

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65 comments on “Easy, Delicious, Freezer Friendly Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe”

  1. Gotta love when chocolate cravings bring something like this! Yum!

  2. 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!

  3. I love the two color halves in these beautiful muffins. Nutella is good on everything!

  4. I love muffins and these look absolutely perfect!! Thanks for the link love, too! 🙂

  5. I am forever smearing banana slices with chocolate or nutella, so these totally call to me! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. OMG it’s like the ultimate tasty ying yang….in muffins!

  7. Tanya

    The best of both world! Perfect Aimee!

  8. Banana and chocolate together? Sounds divine!

  9. 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!!

  10. jann jones

    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!

  11. 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!

  12. I love the banana, chocolate combination, but with nutella – even better! Your muffins look so delicious!

  13. What a foodie genius you are! This is seriously the perfect yin and yang breakfast!!! Long live chocolate and bananas!!!

  14. These muffins are the best of both worlds! Chocolate and banana for the win.

  15. Oh my gosh! I love the half and half muffins! YUMMY!

  16. 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?

  17. Can’t go wrong with chocolate and bananas in muffins, especially when topped with a spoonful of Nutella!

  18. 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.

  19. These muffins – and all your other ones – look SO incredible, Aimee! Lovely recipe!

  20. Looks so festive! Lovely recipe, Aimee 🙂

  21. Love these 🙂 so clever! They look so tasty!

  22. I love, love, LOVE the look of these muffins!

  23. Chocolate and banana = the best of the best. Love those two together, Aimee! Such pretty muffins, almost too pretty to eat! *almost 😉

  24. I love that you actually made half with chocolate and half simple banana instead of mixing them. So cute and perfect for breakfast!

  25. These are so creative, and I especially love them smothered in Nutella! YUM!

  26. 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!

  27. These are SO bleeping cool! Amazing, Aimee.

  28. 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. 🙂

  29. I’ll take mine with chocolate peanut butter please. 🙂 These are way cuter than plain banana muffins!

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

  31. Melissa

    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!

  32. 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!

  33. Wendy

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

  34. Lora

    Yesterday was looking for a banana muffin recipe and came across of yours. Since i love the combination of banana and chocolate,found the idea brilliant! I made them and they were amazing! Just right amount of sugar and cocoa + they look really cute. Everyone enjoyed 🙂
    But i have one question. My muffins were a little soft although i cooked them 20 min and toothpick test was ok. (after 18 min they still werent ready) Is it because of the banana inside or should i cook them little longer next time?
    Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
    -Lora

  35. Jennifer

    I have some bananas on my counter right now! Going to make them today!! WOOT WOOT!

  36. Anna

    My kids loved these muffins! They always disappear so fast!

  37. Krissy

    My kids LOVED that they got two muffins in one. Great recipe!

  38. Sommer

    Why isn’t every muffin made this way! Genius.

  39. Kimberly

    These are sooo yummy and I love separating the two flavors of batter!

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