Banana bread chocolate muffins
I made these banana bread chocolate muffins a couple of days ago and they were gone in no time they were that good. They weren’t that sweet at all and had the perfect chocolate and banana flavor combo. I know for sure I will be making these muffins often, they have become one of my favorite breakfast muffins thus far!
I actually used a Jumbo muffin pan to bake these banana bread chocolate muffins but you can perfectly used a regular size muffin pan and get about 10-12 out of the batter. For me, baking jumbo size ones takes less time, since there are less muffin liners to fill, so that is what I choose.
These banana bread chocolate muffins are not that sweet at all. I hate super sweet bake goods. You can’t taste nothing but sugar so that is why I always bake all of our goodies, way healthier and better for you.
I used Truvia Brown Sugar Blend for my diabetic friends. Last month I made a ricotta blueberry cake and today, this dessert is for you. The calories coming from the sweetener will be less as well! A win win.
I am also switching to use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder that is process and less concentrated when it comes to the minerals that real cacao provides. It is a bit more pricy but worth every penny for me. You can use either one, the recipe will work with any of them.
On another note, I am about to get all my stuff ready to move up North in the next 6 weeks for P.A school for at least a year. A bit scary because I will leave my family and everything behind. It is going to be a huge sacrifice so I hope it pays off big time later on. I really hope so because the next 2 years are going to be nothing but hard work. I will tell you more about it once I am there!
Anyways, if you want to bake something that is easy and healthier I suggest you make these banana bread chocolate muffins. They are to die for and I am sure you will like them as much as we did.
Banana bread chocolate muffins
Miryam' original recipe
Yield: 6 jumbo muffins
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup Truvia brown sugar blend (or 1/3 cup coconut sugar)
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp aluminum free baking soda
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbs coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a Jumbo muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.
In a mixing bowl or a stand mixer add the bananas, vanilla, yogurt, eggs, coconut oil and sugar. Combine until you obtain a homogenus mixture.
Add the flour, cacao powder and baking soda and combine with the wet ingredients.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. If you do regular size muffins the baking time would be less. Maybe about 20 minutes! Remove muffins from the baking pan and transfer them to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
On a save microwave bowl melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Dip each muffin in the melted chocolate mixture and top with nuts, shredded coconut, cacao nibs or whatever you like.
NOTE: You can use a regular muffin pan and obtain about 10-12 muffins instead.
Left: Jumbo size Right: Regular size
These dark beauties look heavenly!
I need one of these pans!! I have some bananas sitting around and planned to pop out to the store today so I know what is on my mind :)
Heck yeah they were gone in no time! If I was anywhere near that tin, I would have grabbed all of them.
P.S. Mucho loving that chocolate-dipping photo!! ♥
My brother always complains that my banana bread needs more chocolate so I think I just found the solution!
Yummmmmmm! Can’t wait to bake these up! Hoping I can sub almond or brown rice flour for gluten free version?
I think brown rice flour may work :-)
These look so good. I have been craving banana and chocolate.
I am totally smitten over these muffins! I definitely like that they aren’t sweet, I just can’t handle overly sweet treats anymore, it’s almost sickening! I should also try using cacao powder now, that was a good tip didn’t understand the difference with cocoa powder! Good luck with the move! Scary is good!
Thanks so much :-)
Super healthy recipe, great for my chocolate cravings!
Giant muffins are the best! My mom used to buy the big chocolate costco muffins and I would eat one whole one for breakfast every morning! Im glad this version is way healthier, so I wont feel so guilty eating them!
I love banana bread but oh when you mix it with a chocolate muffin it looks perfect. I love that you used cacao powder instead of cocoa powder!!
Love how absolutely decadent these muffins look!
YUM. These muffins look so amazingly delicious.
These are so beautiful. Banana and chocolate are a heavenly combo. I would devour all of these! Thanks for the lovely inspiration girl! xx
Yum..My daughter can’t eat baking soda/baking powder. Can you suggest any alternative?
I am really not sure bc I don’t know anything that will allow for the muffins to rise but that :-(
Can I use all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour ?
Do I use the same amount ?
I would use the same amount but if it is too wet just add a couple more tablespoons of regular flour.
Can I use ww spelt but not pastry or oat flour ?
Yes I think you can!!