Decadent Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins



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.”

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10 thoughts on “Decadent Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

  1. Let me know what you think. We are addicted to them. I over buy bananas now just so I will have to do something with them before they go bad. This recipe uses three, so it’s the perfect cover.

  2. This was a very easy and tasty recipe. Made the muffins as part of a bake sale for my son’s preschool. After I mentioned to my husband there were no eggs in the recipe I had to fight him off from eating the batter. Will definitely make these again.

    • Hahaha…so funny. I always say that’s the biggest advantage to dairy/egg free baking. You never have to worry about eating the batter or dough. I’m so glad they were a hit. Thanks for trying them out and for the message!

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipes. I just found your blog and can’t wait to try some new things! We have similar allergies at our house and I have just started compiling our recipes also. Feel free to browse at

  4. I’m an old friend of your husband, Justin, from Salisbury. I just wanted to applaude you for the efforts you’re making for your children. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to ensure their safety with food but you make it look “easy.”

    I made your banana chocolate muffins and they are the most delicious muffins I’ve ever tasted.

    I do not have a food allergy but am moving towards more vegetarian and organic foods. I’m excited to try more of the recipes you post!

    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I remember meeting you at the SHS 10 year reunion. I’m so glad you have been enjoying the blog and the muffins. You should check out the red beans and rice recipe.. They do have andouille sausage, but we make them without the meat all the time and they are really good that way. I have a friend who uses Tofurkey sausages in it and she says that works out well too. Thanks again for commenting!!! Justin says hello 🙂

      • I made the muffins again tonight and they smell delicious! I am going to spread one with earth balance peanut coconut spread for a special dessert treat. Sorry that I responded so late, but please tell Justin I said hello. If you’re ever in the Boston area we should get together! I look forward to the beans and rice recipe! Yum! Thank you!

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