What’s better than a chocolate muffin? A double dark chocolate banana muffin made with less than ten ingredients and no added sugar or grains, that tastes just as delicious!
I feel like that first sentence would be in a really cheesy ad you’d see on TV. I don’t care though, because these muffins are BOMB. Baking is definitely not my speciality–I like cooking because you can add different ingredients and there’s a small chance you’ll mess anything up.
So, you could say I’m pretty impressed with how well these chocolate muffins turned out. They took only two tries and Zack even said “Did you feel these?! They’re just so soft. I can’t even believe it.”
When I was little, we would get muffins every time we went to Sam’s Club and the double chocolate chip was my absolute favorite. They were seriously almost the size of my head. The closest Sam’s Club was about an hour away, so we’d stock up on the muffins and my mom would actually freeze them.
As you may have guessed, those Sam’s Club chocolate muffins were not the healthiest of choices. Each is more than 600 calories and 40 grams of sugar. While I’m all about eating what you want and not restricting yourself (I HIGHLY suggest you try a Sam’s Club double chocolate muffin if you’d never had one), these double dark chocolate banana muffins are a much healthier and just as delicious choice.
You’ll notice in the recipe that the chocolate chips are optional, but I highly recommend you include them. When the muffins are warm, the chocolate chips are nice and gooey, and when the muffins are cool, the chocolate chips get crunchy, which add a variety of texture to the muffin. I’m not sure which way I like it better. If you omit the chocolate chips, though, these muffins have no added sugar–the banana helps to sweeten them!
Just like my almond granola, these muffins have only seven ingredients (besides the chocolate chips):
Dark cocoa powder
I’m seriously amazed at how simple, yet satisfying they are.
When you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s on the healthier side, you won’t be disappointed with these double dark chocolate banana muffins.
Double Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins
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Double dark chocolate banana muffins made with less than ten ingredients and no added sugar or grains.
- 1/2 cup almond butter*
- 2 eggs
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder**
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a muffin pan (or line with baking cups).***
- Add almond butter, eggs, and mashed banana to a large bowl and combine well with a hand mixer.
- Add almond flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula or spoon until just combined.****
- Add chocolate chips and fold them into the batter.
- Evenly distribute the batter between the 12 muffin cups, each about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffins comes out clean.
*I always try to find almond butter with the least amount of ingredients possible. I get mine from Thrive Market (the only ingredient is organic roasted almonds).
**The higher the percentage of cacao in the chocolate chips and cocoa powder, the less processed and healthier it is (I linked my favorite products below)
***I like to grease my pan with coconut oil. I melt the oil and dab a paper towel in it, then make sure each cup is covered.
****I suggest sifting the dry ingredients through a fine strainer to avoid any clumps.
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