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Fudgy Banana Muffins

We love the flavor combination of chocolate and banana. Once when I had no chocolate chips on hand, I made these moist muffins with chunks of chocolate bars instead. My husband likes them even better this way, since they have big bites of chocolate. -Kristin Wagner, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)


  • In a bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine bananas, milk, egg, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups one-third full. Break each candy bar into 12 pieces; place two pieces in each muffin cup. Top with remaining batter. Chop remaining candy bar pieces; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 204 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • mariegel
    Feb 7, 2015

    Very good! However, I substituted mini semi-sweet chocolate chips for the milk chocolate candy. Nice flavor!

  • DDPLoeches
    Oct 4, 2013

    These were way too sweet. I won't make them again; I've got a better recipe for banana muffins.

  • DDPLoeches
    Oct 4, 2013

    Too sweet. We have another banana muffin recipe that we add chocolate chips to, and it's got a better taste. I had already copied this one into a notebook, and I removed it.

  • dilbert098
    Mar 3, 2013

    delicious, nice mix of banana and chocolate mmm, can't go wrong.

  • JZAnderson
    Sep 20, 2011

    These muffins are so good and yummy. Love them!

  • sdscott
    Aug 19, 2011

    These have been a family favorite since they were first published in Quick Cooking.... they disappear immediately.. I have also used chocolate eggs as a substitute and yumm!!

  • christyberry
    May 14, 2011

    These are incredible! Satisfying enough for dessert with a healthy side benefit!

  • JZAnderson
    Sep 19, 2010

    Very good muffins - moist and tasty! I love the chocolate and banana combo.

  • mmw1
    Dec 2, 2009

    No comment left

  • jhennek
    Nov 7, 2009

    I am always looking for recipies to use up ripe bananas. These turned out very moist and tender. I liked it because it used less oil and sugar than other recipes I saw. I used chocolate chips instead of candy bars. Definately a do again recipe.