Chocolate Banana Muffins

It seems like we always have a few overly ripe bananas sitting on our counter. I’m constantly tossing them in the freezer to use in bread or cookies, but today I wanted to see if I could find another use for them. I looked on Pinterest and came across this Good Life Eats recipe. Since I didn’t have Greek yogurt or whole wheat flour on hand, I adjusted the recipe accordingly. 

Chocolate Banana Muffins

1 c. + 2½ tbsp. all-purpose flour
⅓ c. sugar
⅓ c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 egg
¾ c. banana, mashed
⅓ c. plain yogurt or sour cream
4 tbsp. butter, melted
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ c. chocolate chips or chunks (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard size muffin tin with 12 cups.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the banana puree, yogurt (or sour cream), egg, and vanilla. Beat on low until combined. Add the melted/cooled butter, mix on low for 10 seconds.
4. With mixing speed on low, slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Do not overmix. Remove bowl from stand and fold in chocolate chips (if desired).
5. Using a cookie scoop, fill each muffin tin ¾ of the way full. Place in oven and bake for 18-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Adapted from Good Life Eats, Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins | Makes approximately 12 muffins

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  1. Your cupcakes are being featured at tonights party @ CountryMommaCooks and your blog is one of this weeks featured blogs : )

  2. Oh my! Now that is how I like to eat my bananas…with lots of chocolate goodness!! These look incredible!!!

  3. Hi! I saw your post at What’s Cooking blog party. Your Banana Chocolate Muffins look so yummy! I’m just new to baking and I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hey! I really appreciate you linking up such yummy recipes each week to the {nifty thrifty sunday} linky party. I would LOVE to feature you from time to time, but I would really like to have you link back to the party first..
    I hope you understand. 🙂
    xo, Vanessa

  5. These look delicious! And with bananas in them, they must be soooo moist! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  6. Yum-my! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at my par-tay.

    Warmly, Michelle

  7. I’ve made these several times now and they’ve become my kids favorite after school snack. Thank you for a healthy and tastey treat.

  8. Yum – these are good just as written. I used sour cream and 2 largish bananas. Thanks for the recipe! It’s nice to have a chocolate-y way to use up old bananas.

  9. 5 stars
    Receipt workout very well!! I did just shaved a few minutes off the cook time to ensure they stayed moist. Would happily make them again.