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Two Chocolate Banana Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

This recipe calls for cocoa powder to flavor the batter and white chocolate chips to mix in, but you can use your favorite kind of chips. The chia seeds add a little extra protein and fiber the recipe works well with whole wheat flour. These muffins would work equally well for snack, dessert or breakfast.

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  • 12 muffinsServings


  • 3 medium-to-large very ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 375°F.  Spray muffin tins with non stick cooking spray.

2. Mash bananas in the bottom of a large bowl. (You’ll have a little over 1 cup mashed banana total.) Add chia seeds.  

3. Whisk in coconut oil, then brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. 

4. Place baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour and cocoa powder in a sifter or fine-mesh strainer and sift over wet ingredients.  

5. Stir dry and wet ingredients with a spatula until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips.

6. Pour into prepared muffin cups and bake for 20-22 minutes  until a toothpick comes out dry.

7. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Double Chocolate Banana Bread.

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