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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

These healthy double chocolate banana muffins are for all the chocolate lovers out there. Each muffin is soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious.

This is a picture of the chocolate banana muffins. There is a cooling rack filled with the double chocolate muffins, each brown and topped with mini chocolate chips. There is a hand holding up one of the muffins.

Double chocolate banana muffins

These healthy double chocolate banana muffins are soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. They're a step up from my original healthy banana chocolate chip muffins, with an extra chocolate twist! These muffins are naturally sweetened with simple and common ingredients found in your pantry. Banana, chocolate chips, and chocolate milk are the stars of the show, and we'll use a little Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix for some extra protein.

Each muffin is about 130 calories, with double chocolate goodness in every bite! You only need 1 bowl, 9 ingredients, and 30 minutes for this quick and easy recipe. You will not regret making a batch of these double chocolate banana muffins today!

This is a picture of the chocolate banana muffins. There is a cooling rack filled with the double chocolate muffins, each brown and topped with mini chocolate chips.

What ingredients do I need?

Like most of my recipes, this one uses fewer than 10 ingredients! Here's what you'll need:

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix – Kodiak Cakes has so many mixes that can substitute as flour. I love the flavor, the nutritional components, and how easy it is to incorporate the mix into recipes. I use the classic Buttermilk flavor for this recipe, but you could use whatever mix you like the best!
  • Bananas - It wouldn't be chocolate chip banana muffins without bananas! Make sure the bananas you use are really ripe! You'll still get all of the awesome nutrition benefits of bananas like potassium, vitamins, and fiber.
  • Honey - This recipe uses honey as a way to sweeten the muffins instead of sugar. If you don't have honey, maple syrup would work the same way!
  • Vanilla - I'm a firm believer that every baked good needs vanilla. This recipe uses about 1 tbsp to add the incredible vanilla flavor.
  • Chocolate milk - I used chocolate milk to get a little extra chocolate flavor, but any kind of milk you prefer will work for this recipe.
  • Cocoa powder - Not only will cocoa powder add the extra chocolate flavor to these muffins, but it also adds several nutritional benefits.
  • Greek yogurt - A little bit of greek yogurt will add creaminess and the moist texture you want in every bite of muffin. It's also an ingredient that will add some extra protein!
  • 1 egg - Cracked, added, and stirred into the mix.
  • Chocolate chips - Let's be real, muffins are better with chocolate chips! I like to use mini chocolate chips so that there are more and chocolate is added into every bite. You can use dark, milk, or whatever kind you like best.

What substitutions can I make?

I haven't tried all of these substitutions, but there are a few you can try!

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix – I love Kodiak Cakes Mix and made this recipe using their Buttermilk mix because I always have it on hand. However, you could use their dark chocolate mix for this recipe as well.
  • Bananas - These are a key ingredient! I wouldn't skip them.
  • Honey - If you don't have honey, maple syrup would work the same way.
  • Chocolate milk - I used chocolate milk because I had some in the fridge, but you could use any kind of milk you have and it will work great.
  • Cocoa powder - If you're using a buttermilk or flour for the recipe, you'll for sure want to add cocoa powder because it is where the chocolate will come in!
  • Chocolate chips - Let's be real, muffins are better with chocolate chips! I like to use mini chocolate chips so that there are more and chocolate is added into every bite. You can use dark, milk, or whatever kind you like best. You can also add more than ½ cup if you'd like.
This is a picture of the chocolate banana muffins. These are the muffins in the muffin tin, right after they are finished baking.

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Each muffin is about 130 calories and contains 5 grams of protein. The recipe uses simple ingredients and is packed with nutrients. I love that these taste delicious and is something I can enjoy all week long!

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is quick and easy! It will take about 30 minutes total, including clean up and the time you are waiting for muffins to bake.

How do I make this recipe?

This recipe is basically identical to the original healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. It's quick, simple, and will totally give you confidence in the kitchen!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a fork to mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the bananas. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Let cool and enjoy!
This is a picture of the chocolate banana muffins. There is a cooling rack filled with the double chocolate muffins, each brown and topped with mini chocolate chips. There is a hand holding up one of the muffins with a bite in it so you can see the inside.

How can I store these?

You can keep these double chocolate banana muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months. Whenever you're ready to enjoy one again, heat it up in the microwave for about 45 seconds!

When should I make this recipe?

ALL OF THE TIME. Seriously, these muffins are so delicious.

Looking for more recipes?

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This is a picture of the chocolate banana muffins. There is a cooling rack filled with the double chocolate muffins, each brown and topped with mini chocolate chips.
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5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Banana Muffins

These healthy double chocolate banana muffins are for all the chocolate lovers out there. Each muffin is soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, healthy muffins, muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kodiak cakes power cakes mix
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp chocolate milk
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a fork to mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the bananas. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Sarah M

Thursday 12th of August 2021

These are a big winner for our house! Packed with protein so I don’t feel like satisfying my carb and chocolate craving is a step backward for my macro goals! I used Flourish Pancake Mix vs Kodiak Cakes and it still turned out amazing (with similar macros).

Sarah Oxford

Monday 31st of May 2021

My husband is always looking for a sweet treat. This recipe fits the Bill, just the right amount of chocolate and easy to make!

Ariana Dowell

Sunday 28th of February 2021

These were so good! I love them for breakfast with coffee or for dessert! Super easy to make.

Marissa Korn

Monday 1st of February 2021

These were soooo good! I had to make a few adjustments based on what I had on hand— I used 1 cup of Kodiak buttermilk mix and 1 cup Kodiak dark chocolate mix, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and I cut the chocolate chips back to 1/4 cup since the dark chocolate Kodiak mix already has chocolate chips in it. They were great. My kiddos loved them too!