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These chocolate banana muffins are a huge hit every time I make them, and now my kids make them for me.

Kid Approved Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe

It all started when I couldn’t find a banana muffin recipe I absolutely loved. I took a recipe and changed it, then changed it some more, testing and experimenting for over a year before I found the perfect texture and flavor.

It’s so yummy even preschoolers love it and requested them repeatedly after I swapped cupcakes for muffins at my daughter’s class party a few years ago. The teacher couldn’t get over all the little exclamations – “What do you mean it isn’t a cupcake? It tastes even better!”


Chocolate Banana Muffins

  • Author: Heather McCurdy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar – you could use white or brown
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 medium/large bananas, mashed (2 cup)
  • 6 oz. yogurt – any flavor
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, preferable semi-sweet (I like using mini chips)


  1. Mix banana, sugar, oil, yogurt, and eggs together.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl then mix into wet ingredients just until incorporated.
  3. Mix in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Put into greased tins or use cupcake wrappers.
  5. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake at 350(pre-heated) for 15-20 minutes. Note: They took more like 20-25 minutes on this humid day.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes before eating so they come out of the wrapper easier.

NOTE: These muffins freeze very well and are one of my favorites for “breakfast on the run”.

 Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe - kid approved easy homemade recipe even the kids can mix up

original photo 2012

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