Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Rich, chocolaty muffins packed with chocolate chips and drizzled with even more chocolate. Don’t be fooled though, the banana shines through making these Chocolate & Banana Muffins even tastier! 

I am a huge fan of using bananas in baking. I have previously mentioned numerous times that I always seem to have a blackening banana or two lurking in the kitchen. This used to be just because these poor neglected bananas hadn’t been eaten. However now, I do tend to deliberately leave bananas to blacken because I know how tasty they are in baking!

 I have a number of banana recipes on my blog. I started with my Banana Bread which evolved into my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread. This then led to my Banana & Peanut Butter Muffins. I thought I was lacking a full on chocolate version, as chocolate goes so well with bananas in my opinion. Which is where these Chocolate & Banana Muffins came along!

You don’t need anything fancy for these muffins. They don’t take very long to make and definitely don’t take too much effort to make. They would be a great, quick breakfast for during the busy week; or a lovely lunchbox of after school snack for children. 

 The chocolate drizzle over these Chocolate & Banana Muffins isn’t essential at all, but it does take them to another level. You cant get much easier than this drizzle either! If you did want to freeze the muffins, I would either leave off the drizzle, or fully let it set before wrapping them up and admitting to yourself that you know the drizzle may not remain completely intact! 

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Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Rich, chocolaty muffins packed with chocolate chips and drizzled with even more chocolate. Don't be fooled though, the banana shines through making these Chocolate & Banana Muffins even tastier! 

Course Snack, Muffin
Cuisine British, International
Keyword Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate, Banana
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 246 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 125 g margarine
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 g bananas (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp semi skimmed milk

To finish

  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • ¼ tsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC (fan assisted 180ºC non fan). Add 12 muffin liners to a muffin tin and set aside 

  2. Beat the margarine and sugar together for at least 5 minutes until pale and fluffy

  3. Add the eggs and mix again

  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and stir into the butter until the flour is nearly combined, but not quite

  5. Mash the bananas roughly with a fork and add them to the mix along with the chocolate chips and milk. Mix until combined

  6. Divide the mix between the 12 muffin liners and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean

  7. Allow to cool for around 10 minutes before removing from the tin and leaving to cool on a wire rack

  8. Once cooled, melt the chocolate in the microwave. I do this by melting the chocolate for short bursts of time and stirring in between each burst

  9. Add as much of the oil as you need to create a drizzling texture. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of each muffin

Recipe Notes

Dark, black bananas work best for this recipe. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate & Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 288mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.5%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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24 thoughts on “Chocolate & Banana Muffins

  1. Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

    I’ve baked chocolate and banana muffins, but it was years ago. I don’t know I haven’t done it again – they were pretty yummy. Oh well, I am sure I’ve lost the recipe as well. I am so feeling excited that I can use this recipe now. Quick question: can I use softened butter instead of margarine? or maybe veggie oil?? Or better if I stick to margarine?? Hahaha Thanks for sharing, Cat! x

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    1. Curly Post author

      Haha I’m glad my recipe can replace your lost one! You can definitely use softened butter but I’ve not used oil so wouldn’t be so sure how that would work. x

      Reply
  2. Lucy

    Wow I’d love one of your muffins for breakfast, not sure I’d allow my kids to have any as I’d want them all! Love the choc drizzle effect.

    Reply
  3. Mandy

    These look really good. Chocolate banana is one of my favourite combos for banana bread but I don’t think I’ve tried it in muffin form – yet!

    Reply
    1. Curly Post author

      Thanks Mandy. They’re great because they cook quicker which makes them great for when you don’t have much time.

      Reply

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