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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Combining two favorite flavors—rich chocolate and ripe bananas—makes these muffins doubly good. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together the first six ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk bananas, oil and egg until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin (without optional topping): 278 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 259822
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"I made these twice this week. Delicious. I did find that one batch of the streusel topping was enough for two batches of muffins, though. Next time I will halve it."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 255541
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016 Edited Oct. 18, 2016

"I skipped the streusel topping. Normally I'd sprinkle the tops of the muffins with raw sugar before baking, but this time I waited until the muffins had partially cooled and pressed in a few additional chocolate chips."

bonniejgmiller User ID: 2253338 223607
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"This our family's favorite mffin recipe."

julierue User ID: 7973915 223322
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"When we have overripe bananas in the house, my oldest begs for these muffins."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 222356
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Outstanding! These muffins are moist, chocolaty, and absolutely delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed them and I will definitely be making them again!"

LoveCooking4MyFam User ID: 5127086 14760
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014 Edited Dec. 19, 2014

"I was looking to use up some ripe bananas, but I wanted something different than banana bread. I found this recipe, and these muffins are delicious!!!"

KaerC User ID: 7872383 17861
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"These were fantastic! To satisfy a love of peanut butter with both chocolate and banana, we used peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips and they were great! I would definitely make these again!"

mamaof13 User ID: 3705332 45444
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Really good! I will be making them again! My whole family really likes these."

JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 17860
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"I just finished making these. My son who was down in the basement could smell them and came up to try them. They are DELICIOUS! I'll be making these again!"

kimmyt38 User ID: 2506479 45443
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"I made these muffins last nite because I had over ripe bananas. The only thing I did different was using regular chocolate chips not the miniature. I have to say these are one of my favorite muffins. Will make alot in the future!!!"

lemonsandlove User ID: 7694043 38688
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Love this recipe! Fast and simple to make, and as an added bonus I always have the ingredients on hand. It has plenty of chocolate flavor mixed in with the banana. I make it in a loaf pan and it takes a little over an hour to cook in my oven."

busynursemom User ID: 6181751 13289
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"These were sooo good. My family really enjoyed them. Very moist and didn't take long at all to whip up a batch. Definately a keeper recipe."

silverfox2951 User ID: 6536833 43242
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"These are by far the BEST chocolate banana muffins I have ever made. They are moist and delicious! Other than using a jumbo muffin pan I followed the recipe to a tee. I put a couple in the freezer and when thawed they were just as good as freshly baked! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I will use it again & again!!!"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 18981
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I made this in to a loaf; it made 1 standard size pan. I baked it for about 50 minutes. Fabulous!!"

formultiples User ID: 2988422 17614
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I made these muffins several times the first year the recipe came out in Taste of Home. They tasted and smelled great!. For some reason I stopped making them...but my husband, who hardly eats sweets, just asked me to make these again! He remembered them from years ago and says he liked them. I am so glad the recipe is still on here!!"

McNut User ID: 7246944 14698
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"very good .. u can taste both the chocolate and banana flavors."

janeron User ID: 1726882 40921
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"very chocolaty, moist, smelled very banana-like. I used coconut oil. Makes 13 in my pan b/c they flattened on top. Came right out of pan(used olive oil spray."

aleclerc User ID: 1222652 201889
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"These are great. I have made them many times"

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 45440
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I love muffins. I have so many taste of home muffins I love to make. BUT, I made these yesterday and they are my new favorites! They are wonderful. You will love them. My whole family loved these."

mandy0126 User ID: 1613388 42717
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"These are amazing! We added 1/2c dark chocolate chips instead of the semisweet and they were perfect. Might try using peanut butter chips next time!"

FloraJL User ID: 6686400 17613
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"Simple to put together; delicious to eat!"

bethsylvester User ID: 2252351 201888
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"EXCELLENT! If you're bored of regular old banana bread, TRY THIS. The texture is amazing, and while the chocolate flavor is strong, the banana still has a great presence in this recipe. I make this in a loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes (depending on your oven). SO GREAT."

Sara Irvine User ID: 3889498 42696
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"My family of little girls loved these muffin. Very sweet. Very chocolatey. Moore chocolate flavor than banana flavor."

mknoll User ID: 4480594 15950
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Made these into mini muffins and it made almost 4 dozen, also took only about 10 minutes to bake this way. Brought them to work as a treat for the guys and they loved them! Rave reviews"

glo58bes User ID: 1072747 45438
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"This recipe makes a fantastic bread. I sprinkle regular chocolate chips on top of the batter. Just bake it for about an hour."

melliott User ID: 1390326 201887
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"These were great. I made them mini muffins and baked them about 11 minutes. So moist."

mileybrown User ID: 6052282 13287
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"Just served them to my husband warm...great reviews. Will do them again..Simple recipe.."

stellastroebel User ID: 3157812 17856
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I used half brown sugar and half splenda. Because veg. oil does not add flavor I used melted butter. I also used the large choc. chips for more choc. flavor. They turned out excellent!"

JamieLeighHerzog User ID: 2063704 42788
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Made this with my 11 year old son. He loved being able to help and they were so yummy. Moist and sweet :) Best way to use up your ripe bananas that are sitting on your counter."

gstone User ID: 1566737 18355
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"These muffins are easy to make and so moist. I have taken them to church for breakfast and they disappear immediately. They also freeze well."

rusty's wife User ID: 5725713 17611
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I made this recipe for my husband when we went on vacation. We had to get extra nights in a motel that was booked. After they had these muffins, we got a room. They loved them as did my husband!"

lady_pearle User ID: 1047850 201886
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I have made this recipe since it was in the magazine years ago. Everyone loves these muffins, they are always a hit!


egancm User ID: 1473730 42695
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"Even the family members that don't normally eat banana muffins like these."

rcpond User ID: 461945 43241
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"I've been making these wonderful muffins for years. They are always a hit."

DarlingStarling User ID: 2475759 45437
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"Easily the best way to use up ripe bananas. Do not hesitate to try this recipe."

tabbiati User ID: 1296856 42787
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"My daughter regularly makes this in an 8"square pan. Recently, she's had much success making this gluten free by substituting all-purpose gluten free flour and 1 tsp xanthan gum. Because we were out of bananas and couldn't find very ripe ones, she substituted 12 oz of baby food bananas. She's now done this in both regular and gluten free varieties. Both were fabulous!"

tabbiati User ID: 1296856 45435
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"My daughter has prepared this recipe many times in an 8"x8" pan. Our guests always rave about it; it's fabulous!"

tedibear User ID: 2097498 14697
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"Very nice, good chocolate flavor. A nice change from banana bread!"

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