5 from 2 votes

Light Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

A delicious and decadent way to use up ripe bananas, these light chocolate banana muffins are sure to brighten your morning.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 184
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Place paper liners in a 12 cup standard muffin pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and oil until well blended.
  • Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir together just until blended. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the lined muffin cups.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Take the pan from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 2 or 3 minutes and then take them out and place them directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

These muffins turned out moist and delicious. The banana flavor really comes through. I think they would be great as cupcakes spread with a thin layer of frosting or sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.
Next time I want to experiment with adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of coffee powder.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *9
Nutrition Facts
Light Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.2g10%
Carbohydrates 30.6g10%
Fiber 1.8g7%
Protein 3.4g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana muffins with chocolate, chocolate muffins with banana