Chocolate Banana Muffins

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Ok, drum rollllllll please!  This Chocolate Banana Muffins recipe is the ‘hot-diggity bomb’…I’m sayin.  These delicious muffins are loaded with chocolate and banana flavor with semi-sweet chocolate chips in every bite!  

More muffin recipes? Check out these super popular Perfect Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and this roundup of 10 Glorious Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes for Summer!

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Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Banana Muffins!

Really easy to make and not a lot of ingredients. Who doesn’t love that? These are super moist and have such a rich chocolatey taste, and I’ll just warn you now…it’s hard to stop eating them once you take that first bite, like these Apple Crumble Muffins!

Chocolate banana muffins are a quick and easy breakfast that kids and adults alike can enjoy. With easily customizable ingredients and steps, this simple recipe can be made in a few minutes and enjoyed all morning.

Ok…don’t mind me, but I kept finding excuses to be in the kitchen and I just couldn’t stay away from my new sweet best friends. Warm or room temperature, they are scrumptious.  Trust me, I know.

My mom used to bake the old fashioned banana bread with walnuts when we were growing up, so banana bread has always been a family favorite, but adding chocolate just makes them super delish!

These chocolate banana muffins were ideal for sharing at work the next day. Saved me from eating all of them. Just call me Miss Piggy! 

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Ingredients You Need

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Banana Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin tin with papers or grease muffin pan. Can also do mini muffins.
  2. In large mixing bowl, mash bananas to your liking. (I like it a little chunky!)
  3. Add oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs to bananas and mix well.
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk flour, soda and cocoa powder together and add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, slowly beat or stir gently.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips. (Should be a thick batter.)
  6. Spoon or scoop batter with a large cookie scoop into prepared muffin liners or muffin tin.
  7. Bake in preheated oven from 15 – 20 minutes. (You can touch tops and see if done, or insert toothpick and if it comes out clean.)
  8. Cool slightly and transfer to wire rack.  Store cooled muffins in airtight container to retain moisture.


  • I used ¼ cup vegetable oil & ¼ cup olive oil in my recipe – I try to use more olive oil in a lot of recipes because it’s so much better for you! But you can use any oil you have on hand.


  • Want some texture or more flavors involved?  Besides semi-sweet chocolate chips, you could use milk chocolate chips or peanut butter chips in this recipe!
  • Add some pecans or walnuts, mix them in or just add them to the tops before baking.
  • You could also add some shredded coconut, for a really yummy muffin twist!

best Chocolate Banana Muffins with chips recipe

It’s awesome with hot chocolate…if so, did you ever dunk the banana bread in the hot chocolate like a donut?  Yep…that would be me! 

Here’s the recipe for Chocolate Banana Muffins! Also, perfect if you have company coming into town and you want to impress them with your cool baking skills. 

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Kim Lange
Chocolate Banana Muffins are the 'hot-diggity bomb'..I'm sayin'.  Banana bread with a 'twist' being the muffins are chocolate with bits and chunks of banana and semi-sweet chocolate chips in every bite!  
3.63 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12


  • 3 very very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin tin with papers or grease muffin pan.
  • In large bowl, mash bananas to your liking. (I like it chunky!)
  • Add oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs to bananas and mix well.
  • In another bowl, whisk flour, soda and cocoa powder together and add wet mixture slowly beating gently.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. (Should be a thick batter.)
  • Spoon batter into prepared cups or muffin tin.6) Bake in preheated oven from 15 – 20 minutes. (You can touch tops and see if done, or insert toothpick and if it comes out clean.)
  • Cool slightly and transfer to wire rack.


I used 1/4 cup vegetable oil & 1/4 cup olive oil in my recipe – I try to use more olive oil in a lot of recipes because it’s so much better for you! But you can use any oil you would like.
Eat them warm or cold, either as a snack, or if you prefer with hot chocolate, coffee or a tall glass of milk. Enjoy!
Keyword banana, chocolate, chocolate banana, healthy muffins, muffins
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  1. I’m so happy you found this recipe too Chelsea! Thank you so much for making it and modifying it to fit your family’s needs! I as well have found this recipe to be very versatile. 🙂

  2. I have made these many times with the kiddos and they are always loved.
    I have even substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil and do 3/4 c wheat flour + 3/4 c all purpose (for the 1 1/2 c total) and they still turn out great. Also, we love using dark chocolate chips. Happy we found this recipe-thank you!

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