Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins

Chocolate Banana BreadI have this problem.  When I bake stuff, I always want lots of people to tell me how amazing it is.  Because I’m vain.  My family has learned to accommodate me.

When I made these banana muffins, I was pretty proud of myself.  I yelled through the house, “Chow’s on!,”  expecting people to come running, but much to my dismay, they did not appear.  It was kind of a blow to the ego.  So I went looking for them, warm muffins in hand.  Just then, Robb emerged from the garage with greasy hands.  He walked right past me and didn’t even look at my muffins.


I searched out other family members with similar results.  They were gone, or busy, or distracted, and no one was interested in the muffins in the slightest.  It was a little disheartening, I don’t mind telling you.

Banana mini muffins

Shortly after baking, it was time for belt test.  Did I ever tell you how much I love martial arts?  My kids all do karate, and I think it’s one of the best investments we could have made for them.  HRH (our daughter) was testing for green belt.  We were all running around, getting ready to leave, when I noticed that half of the mini muffins were gone.


I hadn’t even photographed them.  And it’s not like I can just quickly whip up another batch, since I used up every last over ripe banana in the house, not to mention my $4 bar of bittersweet chocolate.  The teenage sons were devouring them at an amazing rate.  I yelled at them to leave me a few to photograph, and they were pretty unhappy with that.

Banana Oat Bread

Luckily, we were gone the rest of the evening, and the teenage boys are not exactly known for their early rising.  I was able to get up at the way-too-early-for-a-weekend time of 8:30 am and take a few shots.

Which means I don’t have to swear at my children today.

But I might do it anyway, just for fun.

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Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins
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A soft banana muffin with chunks of dark chocolate.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 48
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Combine butter and bananas, and mash the bananas with a fork.
  2. Add brown sugar and eggs, and mix well.
  3. Add salt, soda, baking powder, oats, and flour, and mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in chocolate chunks, mixing until evenly distributed.
  5. Fill mini-muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
If you prefer a regular size muffin, you can use the same temperature, but increase the baking time to around 18-22 minutes, until the edges are a little brown.

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Banana Pudding from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Cake from Nutmeg Nanny

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12 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins

  1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}

    Haha, that made me laugh! I normally bake late at night when my kidlets are safely snuggled up in bed but my fella, the giant man-baby, normally is there immediately after to taste test! But I understand where you’re coming from. My kids are still young (11, 9 and 8) so I get the reaction from them I crave too but I’d say that since literally half of your muffins went missing that is a pretty darn good compliment. Ahh, validation! 🙂

  2. Jen Post author

    Lisa, my friend, where have you been? I agree, it’s much easier to bake after bedtime, but harder to take good pictures! Plus, I’m kind of mean, and I like to torture my kids with the smell of the food as an incentive to behave! This really is one of my favorite things I’ve made recently.

  3. kitchenriffs

    “Which means I don’t have to swear at my children today.

    But I might do it anyway, just for fun.”

    😉 Very funny. And anything you want to bake, I’ll happily consume! No need to ask me twice. Good recipe, better story – thanks.

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  8. Melanie H.

    I just made these muffins and they are yummy! Followed the recipe to a T and made both mini and refular size. My 5 year old ate a ton!

    1. Jen Post author

      Melanie, I’m so glad! This is my favorite muffin ever, and I make it every chance I get! They never even last a whole day at our house.

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