Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

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Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins Sometimes all I want is some comfort food and chocolate! You know when! Don’t you? These Dark Chocolate Banana muffins are super simple and sometimes that’s ALL I want! No fuss, no muss!

Don’t get me wrong, I love gourmet food but I also love just plain, old comfort food for those days when you don’t want anything complicated. I always have these ingredients in the house. In fact, I stock-pile ripe bananas in my fridge for just those times.

Here’s a secret I learned way back. Do you know you can put bananas in the freezer in their peels when they are brown and over-ripe but you don’t have time to bake right then?  You can take them out another day, defrost them and mash them when you are ready to make and enjoy a craving for dark chocolate banana muffins or cake!

At our house though, we hardly ever have over ripe brown bananas as bananas are my middle son’s favourite fruit!  Whenever I see them at the supermarket, I just buy bulk ripe bananas on sale and store them in the freezer. When I do that I will actually mashed bananas in 1 cup servings and put them in the freezer for those days when I’m desperately looking for a sweet chocolate and banana treat with my tea!

If you love these muffins, you might also want to try my Dark Chocolate Orange Quinoa Muffins!

Let me know how you love this healthy, sweet treat?


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Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins
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This simple recipe for Dark Chocolate Banana muffins uses simple, real ingredients. It will become a family favourite for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 6 TB melted butter or oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Mash banana, add oil or butter, salt, syrup or honey, vanilla and egg and beat well by hand.
  2. Stir in dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into muffins comes out clean.



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About Sandra

In a previous life, Sandra was an adult educator, counsellor and trainer. While running a successful direct marketing business she became passionate about business, social media and coaching. She strives everyday for a life full of health, wellness, adventure, passion and purpose!


  1. Those look absolutely fabulous! And thanks for the tip on the bananas…I would never have thought to do that! So glad you linked them up with us at Foodie Fridays!

  2. Came here via Real Life Linking Party. Great recipe.

  3. Your muffins look great and I always need a way to use up ripe bananas. We have a very narrow tolerance for banana ripeness at our house, and after that, they are ready for muffins, breads, or smoothies. I’ve pinned your recipe and can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yum! These look so good. Visiting from the linkup. I hope you are having a great week!

  5. This is absolutely awesome Sandra and I have an ironic story for you. Almost two years ago a girlfriend of mine at work told me her sweets kryptonite is chocolate chip banana muffins. I made a note in an email to myself. Two weeks ago I was doing a heavy clean out of my Inbox at work and came across that note. Well, THE VERY NEXT DAY…a different gal in a different department that I happened to be in brought in a dozen, huge….you guessed it….chocolate chip banana muffins!! I screeched out loud pleading that I could have one which she said no problem. I took it to that gal that I work with and she did back flips of sugary excitement! And looky here….YOUR recipe!!! Dang, I wonder if I’m going to wind up getting a date after she finds out I MADE her one this time! This recipe made my day…thank you! 🙂

  6. I’m a disaster at baking and particularly at banana bread but I am willing to give it another try for this recipe. I am so hungry right now looking at that picture! lol. Thanks for a great recipe, Sandra. Saw your link at Foodie Fridays and just had to come check it out. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  7. These look amazing! I’m pinning for sure! Visiting from Foodie Friday.

  8. Every once in a while comfort food is necessary! This looks like a delicious bit of comfort!
    Thanks for partying with us this week at Let’s Get Real.

  9. Hi Sandra, I just wanted to let you know that I finally found the time to bake these this morning and they are delicious. I am going to bake some more later in the week, double the recipe, and put them in the freezer to pull out for snacks. As I said I baked them this morning and now there are only 3 left. Boys!
    Thanks for a great recipe,


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