KNR, p. 96 “Chocolaty Chocolate Banana Muffins”



Sheila tried out a new muffin recipe. I thought she was making cupcakes for dessert because of the mouth-watering chocolate smell in the air, but she said that these were going to be for breakfast instead. There’s less sugar than a cupcake, and they have fruit in them, so that qualifies as a breakfast treat. Works either way for me!


Chocolaty Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Standing mixer


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 jumbo egg (or 2 large eggs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, stone ground
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose, unbleached flour (King Arthur works nicely)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup Ghirardelli cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Set standing mixer at slowest speed.
  • Cream oil and sugar.
  • Add egg(s) and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add flours, baking powder, and baking soda a little at a time and beat until smooth.
  • Add cocoa powder and salt and beat until smooth.
  • Add mashed bananas and mix thoroughly.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir until blended.
  • Divide mix evenly among greased, floured muffin tins (or use baking cup papers)
  • Bake 20-25 minutes in center of oven or until toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


*Photo by Patti Phillips



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