Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Give these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins a try the next time you have brown bananas.  You will want to have breakfast every day if it includes these.

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Do your kids ask why all the time?  Our three question every little thing that we say as parents.   Why did you do that?  Why did you say that?  Why does he get that and I don’t?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Most of this is just normal conversation, and we are able to use these questions to give them better learning experiences.  They need to realize that life isn’t fair, and that just because one person got something doesn’t mean you will too.

But there are those days that we like to mess with our kids.   If they ask why one of their siblings gets something or gets to go somewhere and they don’t, we now have a standard reply.  We just say because we like your brother/sister better than you.  Yes, probably not the best parenting skills, but some days it is just needed.  It gives us a much needed laugh after dealing with all those whys.  Plus, the look on their faces is just priceless :-)  

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These banana muffins are my favorite way to eat bananas right now.  I like these much better than eating bananas plain or eating bananas in oatmeal.  Not that those ways are bad…I just prefer chocolate over them!

I also really like that these muffins don’t ask me the “why” questions…like why I am putting chocolate in my muffins or why I am buying more bananas.  It’s the same reason that I like photographing food over kids.  Food doesn’t move or talk back to you.

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
Every week I buy a bunch of bananas to eat and a bunch of bananas to bake with.  Banana is perfect for adding to things like these Banana Toffee Scones or Banana Caramel Cookies.

These chocolate banana muffins have chocolate chips inside and on top too.  Any way I can incorporate more chocolate into my meals, I will.

I actually made these muffins twice in a few days time because my kids devoured them so quickly.  The second time I had to put them on top of the refrigerator and tell everyone they were off limits until the next day.  If a food has been “hidden” on the fridge, everyone knows they should leave it alone.

Doesn’t always keep them out of it…my son confessed later that he ate one of these for breakfast anyway because they were so good.  I can’t blame him for getting one…they are so good!!!

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

 

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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 15 muffins

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

A double chocolate banana muffin and a glass of milk or coffee is the perfect choice for breakfast any day.

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups smashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the bananas, oil, and egg. Add the sugar and beat again. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly stir into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Stir in 1 cup of the mini chocolate chips by hand.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Divide the batter into 15 liners. Sprinkle the tops with the extra chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 18 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container on the counter. As with any baked good, these get better after sitting over night in a container. Makes 15 muffins.
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More of our favorite ways to eat ripe bananas:

Skinny Mini Banana Bread

Skinny Mini Banana Bread

Banana Nutella Quesadillas

Banana Nutella Quesadillas

Peanut Butter Banana Coffee Milkshakes

Peanut Butter Banana Coffee Milkshakes

More banana from friends:

Frosted Brown Butter Banana Bars from Five Heart Home
Hot Fudge Fluffernutter Banana Bread from Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Muffins from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Comments

  1. says

    I can see why these didn’t last long at your house, Jocelyn…they sound delicious! I just can’t get enough of banana treats, and you can’t go wrong combining banana with chocolate like you did in these muffins! And thanks so much for mentioning my Brown Butter Banana Bars…that was so sweet and I really appreciate it! :)
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  2. says

    teehee my mom was so relieved when I started school, then I could ask the teacher “why” all the time instead of her! I don’t have to ask why about these muffins though: chocolate and bananas are ALWAYS a great combo, especially for breakfast!
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  3. Dena says

    Made these muffins last night and they are divine. Kids loved them, I loved them and everyone at work taht tried one loved it. Thanks!

  4. Yannin says

    If I wanted to sub the oil and sugar, what could i use instead and what amount ?These look amazing!Also how bananas make 1 1/3 cups? Thanks!

    • says

      You can substitute coconut oil or greek yogurt if you want. I haven’t made these without the sugar. My guess is that you could take out the white sugar, but I would leave the brown sugar. You could try Stevia in place of it if you like, but I do not know how much to tell you. Keep me posted on what you do. Also, 2 full sized bananas should give you enough bananas.

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