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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.

Recipe Note

Optional streusel topping: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon; cut in 1/4 cup cold butter until crumbly. Before baking, sprinkle over filled muffin cups; bake as directed.

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.

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foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 269885
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"These are the best muffins I've ever made, possibly the best ones I've ever eaten. I did half whole-wheat flour just for some added fiber and they were still incredibly rich and soft."

grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 265908
Reviewed May. 13, 2017

"These muffins are very good. Love the double chocolate flavor. May use mini chocolate chips next time. I use semi sweet chips which were great. They are definitely a keeper."

martylb User ID: 1456305 264657
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2017

"These are good but I've had better chocolate banana muffins."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 263359
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"The Interior of these muffins is supper moist. The outside has a wonderful crispy exterior with the streusel topping. I made these as the recipe states with the exception, I did use whole wheat pastry flour."

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 263349
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2017

"I made these as mini muffins. I didn't make the topping since they are for the kids. They took 13 minutes to bake."

annrms User ID: 2649709 261902
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017

"Mixed the batter and baked it in a bread pan for 60 minutes. Delicious! Definitely a keeper!"

Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 261695
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"These are SO good! easy to put together and bake up beautifully. They're dense and moist and you can really taste the banana and the chocolate. I didn't make the optional streusel topping but they really didn't need it. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack, or anytime! These are a keeper and I will definitely make these often! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful muffin recipe!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 261644
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

"My kids (11 & 8) made these pretty much independently. Texture is fantastic - not dry at all and the bananas make it really sweet and perfect. Yum!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 261501
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

"Just have to add one more rave review. Absolutely delicious. Doesn't really need the streusel topping. I made mini muffins and they are perfect for popping in your mouth on the way out the door in the morning. Yum."

transcona User ID: 1856120 261500
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

"I made these muffins today as a coming home gift for our neighbours, very good. They only thing I changed is I didn't use all the streusel topping (only used about 1/3) as I thought it was too much. I made them a little smaller and got 15 muffins from the recipe."

pattiejean User ID: 559325 261420
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"Absolutely delicious! Moist and chocolatey-I did make the optional streusel topping. Great way to use my ripe bananas; a big hit with my family that I will definitely make again!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 261415
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"Did not make the streusel topping, but these muffins are delicious!!!"

Alliea User ID: 1420698 261217
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"Really nice muffins. I increased the mashed banana to 1 1/2 cups and omitted the streusel topping After baking the muffins while still warm I brushed the tops generously with melted butter and sprinkled them with sugar. This worked well and added an additional extra moist slightly sweet touch to the muffins. I made 9 large muffins in Parchment liners and baked them for 24 minutes. I had no mini chocolate chips so I used regular SS chocolate chips. This is a keeper recipe for us. Great use of my frozen bananas."

lakingbg User ID: 2349379 261178
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017


Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 261031
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"These were amazing. Super moist and just the right amount of chocolate!"

AllisonO User ID: 7446023 260944
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"Absolutely delicious! I made these with the streusel topping and they were heavenly! My only change would be to halve the streusel recipe as I had a lot remaining after I'd topped all the muffins. I think this is my new favorite way to use up ripe bananas!"

Kasha User ID: 179140 260613
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"made these without the chips and topping, quick easy will make again"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 260607
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"The only change I made was to use vegetable oil as I didn't have canola oil. This recipe is wonderful! I was able to get 2 miniature loaves out of the batter and the rest I used for the muffins. Two reviewers stated that the streusel topping was enough for 2 batches of muffins and so I baked 2 batches!"

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 260370
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"These were absolutely perfect. Very moist, rich and chocolaty. I did use the streusel topping, as to me, it is NEVER optional :) I agree with a previous reviewer though....the topping can be halved for one batch, as it made a bit too much for me."

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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