3 ripe bananas (mashed)
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
⅓ cup vegetable oil
⅔ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°
Combine mashed bananas, applesauce, oil, sugar, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a standing mixer and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients in the mixer and mix on low speed until all ingredients are incorporated. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times during mixing to make sure everything gets blended in. The batter will be sticky. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter evenly among 12 lined muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes. Use a toothpick or cake tester to check for doneness.
These muffins are very decadent and really taste more like a dessert than a breakfast treat. They also require major willpower to avoid devouring the whole pan as soon as they’re cool enough to eat.
Reviews from the Critics:
Elena (4 years old): “Yum Yum Yum”
Olivia (1 ½ years old): “More cupcake peeeeeeeze”
Justin (32 years old): “These are incredible. They taste more like cake than a muffin.”