Banana Chocolate Meal-in-a-Muffin Recipe -
Banana Chocolate Meal-in-a-Muffin Recipe
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Banana Chocolate Meal-in-a-Muffin

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"I searched everywhere for a hearty breakfast muffin and had to invent my own in order to make it tasty and whole-wheat without loads of sugar or exotic ingredients. 100% whole-wheat. Almost no fat and very little sugar. But chocolatey and delicious. This is a very dense muffin that literally could replace a meal (if nuts are added)."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Mix mashed bananas and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs, olive oil, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Fold chocolate chips and walnuts into batter. Distribute batter into the muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2012

I made two small substitutions; I used vegetable oil instead of olive oil and chopped pecans instead of walnuts. I had mini chocolate chips on hand, I used those. I did get 12 huge muffins out of one recipe, mine were done baking at 22 minutes (the recipe says 35-40 minutes--make sure you check yours at 20 minutes, then go from there.) Great banana bread base--I loved how this recipe used whole wheat flour. My family thinks it needs more chocolate chips and nuts, next time I'd double both.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2012

very dry and bland. not recommened at all.


9 Ratings

Jan 29, 2013

I totally goofed with this recipe which I had halved, but still they turned out OK. They definitely need some butter with them when heated to help with the lack of moisture. I was going to make these into mini muffins but after I'd put them in the oven for a few minutes I realized that I'd left out the sugar! Horrors! So I took them out, scraped them from the liners, added the sugar, and then decided to just make them into regular sized muffins. Thank you for the idea of this recipe!

Mar 15, 2015

I really liked it! Healthy and yummy, I like the density.

Nov 24, 2014

my muffins didn't even rise and they were hard

Aug 15, 2014

Yummy and moist and almost no added sugar!

Aug 17, 2012

Too dense for my taste.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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