Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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No Sugar, crazy moist, loads of chocolate flavor with great banana taste. These Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are the muffins of your dreams!

What do you do when life gives you brown bananas?

You make banana bread of course!

Or this case you make Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins!

In my opinion the second one sounds WAY better. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good banana bread recipe but adding chocolate to the mix, (quite literally) well that’s just a game changer in every way possible!

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My idea for these recipe came from a video I was watching! Funny huh.

I was watching a video made by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum, she was demonstrating how to photograph an object while keeping the rule of thirds in mind as well as composition of the object and blah blah blah. It was a great video but all I could focus on was the huge store bought Chocolate Muffins she was using as a prop.

Refined Sugar free, crazy moist, loads of chocolate flavor with great banana taste. These Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are the muffins of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

And that my friends is where this recipe was born. Sometimes I get inspiration from the FoodNetwork, sometimes from magazines, sometimes from cookbooks, and sometimes from watching a video about photography.

Who knew?

Ok, so let’s talk about these Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins. Shall we?

Refined Sugar free, crazy moist, loads of chocolate flavor with great banana taste. These Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are the muffins of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

They are the moistest muffin I have made so far … hands down! Normally I will let Mike bring a couple of my baked products into work with him to share the love, but not these babies. These were all mine. Well, I would share with my husband and son too, but other than that all mine. 🙂

Can I tell you another secret about these muffins?

There is no refined sugar in them! Just honey, which adds to the moistness of these babies!

Refined Sugar free, crazy moist, loads of chocolate flavor with great banana taste. These Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are the muffins of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Sometimes I wish you had scratch and sniff on your computers so you could fully understand and smell the amazingness of these banana muffins.

You know the smell that fills your house when your making banana bread? Yeah, multiply that times ten then add in melty chocolate chips! So good!

They are incredibly moist from the bananas, honey, and yogurt, filled with rich chocolate flavor from the dutch processed cocoa powder and chocolate chips, yet still have that delicious banana taste that everyone loves! I really can’t describe to you enough how good these are, so I’m hoping that the pictures will make you want to make them.

Go make them. I promise you will fall in love!

Hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day spending time with family! Hugs your way friends!

Refined Sugar free, crazy moist, loads of chocolate flavor with great banana taste. These Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are the muffins of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 17 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Category: Breakfast, Bread, Snack,

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 2/3 cup of white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, add bananas. Using a fork mash up bananas until just very small lumps are left. Add honey, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, coconut oil, and egg.
  3. Using a fork mix until combined.
  4. Add in cocoa powder, white whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda. Using a spatula, mix until wet and dry ingredients are completely combined!
  5. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Line each muffin tin with a cupcake liner (or spray with pam so muffins don’t stick to pan if not using liner).
  7. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Serve

Notes

Recipe inspired by Fork Knife Swoon


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 207 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg


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131 Responses
  1. Kim E.

    hi- similar question to Stephanie’s, but for different ingredient. I have substituted applesauce for oil in different baked goods recipes before. I have not used coconut oil before, does this recipe need oil or can I substitute applesauce for it?

    1. You can totally substitute applesauce for oil in this Kim, it does not need the oil I just like the moistness that the coconut oil gives and a nice hint of coconut:)

  2. I love that you sweetened these muffins with honey! I love using honey in my baking but haven’t tried them in muffins yet. I’ve got to give this recipe a try – they look so moist and delicious!

    1. Michelle

      These muffins are great. The third time I made them, I substituted one third of the whole wheat flour with sorghum flour and also added walnuts…delicious this way and the original way. Thanks so much for the healthy and yummy recipe!

  3. Mechicana

    I used coconut sugar instead of honey and walnuts in place of the chocolate chips. They came out amazing! Thanks for sharing; will be looking out for more.

  4. Angie

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and just made them and tried one. THEYRE SO GOOD! I’m trying to keep from eating them all! I only had whole wheat pastry flour and regular size chocolate chips, but the recipe still turned out great!

  5. Gail

    Oh my goodness!!! These muffins are AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing your recipe! My five children loved them and were begging me to make a double batch for next time. I even added a generous 1/3 cup of ground flax seed to sneak in some extra fibre. Everyone should try this recipe…you won’t be disappointed!!!

    1. Look at you sneaking in flax seed!!! LOVE it!

      So excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and that your kids loved it too, hurray! Double Batch this recipe always!!! 🙂

      1. hey Lori, I’m not sure about decreasing the flour. But I do know that flax seed tends to dry things out so you may have to add more applesauce or honey to keep the muffins moist.

  6. Krista you are really funny!! Of course you make banana bread when life gives you brown bananas hahaha!
    And these muffins looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to have some brown bananas to make some 🙂

  7. Rose

    My friend sent me the link to this recipe, but when I went to make it, I realized I had no eggs, no bananas and no Greek yogurt! It always annoys me when people alter a recipe than made comments! Now I am one of them but look forward to making the real recipe as soon as I plan ahead.

    I did substitute organic pumpkin for the banana, an egg substitute, used gluten free flour and used the so nice French vanilla coffee substitute instead of yogurt. I kept the honey and coconut oil which is really key and used all the other measurements. Basically I made pumpkin chocolate muffins. Absolutely delicious and so moist I will use this recipe as a base for all muffin recipes now. Thanks so much for posting!

    1. haha… no bananas for a banana muffin recipe… oh you silly girl! 🙂 That made me smile! Loved that way that you made it your own, the pumpkin was genius perfect for this time of year! Thanks so much for coming back and writing a quick note. The base of this is actually the base of all my breads and muffins because its so moist.

  8. Charlotte Moore

    I made these yesterday. SOOOOOOO delicious!! I made them exactly as your recipe except I had regular vanilla yogurt. I also used the coconut oil that has a coconut taste. Couldn’t really taste the coconut. I ground hard white wheat and if they had been any better I would have had to eat more than 2 for breakfast. I got 16 muffins and if I calculated right they are 3.5 points on Weight Watchers. I ate mine warm but the hubs had to warm his. HA!! He LOVED them.

    1. Hurray!! So glad to hear it Charlotte, that just made my day! These muffins are some of my favorite, in fact I have a whole bunch of bananas they need to get used up. I see more muffins in my future! Love the changes you did to accommodate what you had. 🙂

  9. nancy

    For any WW on the new 2016 program 1 muffin is 8 SmartPoints. Changing the coconut oil to 1/3 C unsweentened applesauce will drop it to 5 sp. You can also do 24 mini-muffins with applesauce for 3 sp.

    They sound delicious. I may go with the mini-muffins and keep some in the freezer for a great snack or for breakfast with fruit,

  10. Niki

    Made these for our week’s breakfasts this week and LOVED THEM. I’ve been trying to make grab-and-go breakfasts that are relatively healthy–I couldn’t believe when I read the ingredients for this recipe! My boyfriend has already been caught “sneaking” the muffins for snacks so our breakfasts won’t last the week but that’s a good sign! Will definitely be put on regular rotation.

    I almost didn’t make this recipe because I have a bit of a problem with recipes described as “skinny”. Your blog is full of wonder, nutritious recipes that I’m excited to try and..to eat. But just as some food for thought, I’d encourage you to think of other descriptors (healthy, skinny, low-carb, feel-good) instead of skinny. Skinny isn’t the goal..health should be the goal! 🙂

    1. haha.. I don’t blame your boyfriend! That is actually what happens at our house too, which is why I have to make a double batch every time. 🙂 These babies are addicting!

      Good tip on the “skinny”. To be honest, i’m not really a fan of the word either but pinterest seems to like it so I use that descriptor … baaa I totally agree with you, health is the goal, skinny is just a “look” … healthy is a lifestyle. 🙂

      1. I agree 100% I hate to use the word skinny in my recipe names too but they seem to perform so much better on pinterest and even just google search results!! I thought I was the only one who battled with this :p
        Amazing recipe, I will definitely give it a try and come back with a review!

  11. faiza

    told my 11 year old to make them and they are delicious. i can’t believe there’s no sugar in it. this recipe is definitely a keeper. thanks so much

  12. Lara

    I’m not one to go around food blog being picky about things, I love the work you all do posting tasty recipes and beautiful photos, I know it is a ton of work! But one thing that always concerns me is when blog writers say there is no sugar in their recipes. Honey IS pure sugar. It is a different kind of sugar, but still 100% sugar. And chocolate chips are also loaded with sugar. And not to mention, bananas are full of sugar! I just don’t want people to get the wrong idea with this recipe. They are definitely a nice healthier muffin but certainly DO have sugar in them. Again, I’m not trying to be weird here I just want people to understand this! I think it is important. 🙂

    1. Nope.. totally understand that. And I might rewrite it so that people understand that there is no refined sugar added in this. Just so people don’t get the wrong impression. NO worries on clarifying Lara, I appreciate you writing and sharing AND that you did it in a kind way. 🙂 Hugs girl!

  13. JRBD

    These really look delish! Chocolate and banana is such a wonderful combination. But I do have to say that I do find it quite misleading of you to say that there is no sugar in these muffins. Bananas are full of sugar, and honey is pure sugar as well. If it were just these two things you could say “refined-sugar” free, but with the chocolate chips that isn’t even true. Chocolate is also full of sugar. I don’t want to make a big deal out of this, but it is one of my pet peeves and can really confuse people who don’t know a lot about nutrition.

    1. You are totally right Jana. All I was trying to communicate was that I did not add any sugar, although honey is essentially sugar. I changed the verbiage to say refined sugar free, because I did not add any additional refined sugar. Sorry for the confusion and miscommunication!

  14. KareninStLouis

    Just made these. Outstanding. Got a dozen generous regular muffins. I used whole wheat pastry flour (because that’s what I had!), and 1/2 honey-1/2 maple syrup instead of all honey. Only put chocolate chips in 1/2 the muffins. (I think they’re a must; hubby doesn’t.) Thanks for a delicious and quick one-bowl recipe.

    1. Hurray! So glad you liked them Karen and I need to try the half honey and half maple syrup, I think it would give it a different flavor with a slight maple taste. Yummy! 🙂

  15. Alicia

    Hi Krista, this looks pretty delicious. Do you think I can substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips? Thanks.

  16. Alexis

    What is the best way to store these muffins? I’ve noticed some black sports forming on the bottoms after a day of keeping them on the counter at room temperature. I made them as is subbing pumpkin pure for the coconut oil. Anyone else have a problem with this? I don’t think it can be mold in less than 24 hours.

    1. I’ve found that pumpkin puree will do that. I think if you’re using pumpkin I would store them in the frig that has seemed to help whenever I’ve made things with pumpkin.

    1. Hey Andrea, they keep for about a week. You could try putting them in the freezer, although I haven’t done that yet because we devour them. 🙂 hehe

  17. Alex

    Could you substitute regular flour or cake flour for the whole wheat? I have everything but that and would hate to run to the store just for that.

    Thanks!

  18. Angela

    Hello,
    I wanted to ask if i can use unsweetened cocoa powder instead of the dutch processed.
    Also can i use olive oil instead of coconut oil?
    Thank you for the awesome recipe!

    1. Sure, absolutely, unsweetened cocoa powder will work just fine. I wouldn’t recommend using olive oil though. If you want to substitute the coconut oil, I’d use canola or vegetable. Olive oil will give it a strong olive flavor… no bueno. 🙂 Hope you enjoy Angela!

  19. Natsuko

    These are sooo delicious!! I love how moist they are… I substituted the egg with ground flax seeds and still turned out amazing. I will make these over and over. Thank you for the great recipe!

  20. I started eating “clean” about a year ago and have had a bit of trouble finding baked goods that are satisfying. I made these tonite following the recipe exactly. (I used stevia sweetened chocolate chips) They were the best muffins that I had ever had! Thanks you so much for sharing this recipe! 🙂

  21. Charmaine

    Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I haven’t read all the comments above. I would love to make these, but am gluten intolerant, any chance I can make these with Gf self raising flour or coconut flour? They look soooo good and my daughter will love these to take to school for her birthday party. Thank you.

  22. Johanna

    I made these today and they turned out amazingly delicious. I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour, and canned coconut milk instead of the yogurt.

    Thanks so much! <3

  23. Donna Fredin

    The muffins look fabulous! However if these muffins are normal size it’s far from “Skinny Muffins”.. I am sorry… I am 50 yrs old and I use to experiment with recipes all the time I found out what worked and how to make low fat/ less calories.
    You would have to replace coconut oil with apple sauce or fat free / light sour cream or yogurt or even low calorie butter if you can find that anymore.
    Honey and sugar has the same calorie content.. you can replace whole egg with egg whites. . ( wouldn’t probably make much of difference.
    Now would I call these muffins healthy.. YES! It has healthy ingredients and it would satisfy .. which in the long run could help you loose weight. . I just wouldn’t call them “Skinny”. 🙂

    1. Heather

      Hi Donna, I a 64yo, and have been an experimental cook for a long long time. The coconut oil is actually healthier than your subs, the unsweetened apple sauce is fine, but in ‘light’ anything the fat is usually replaced with sugar or worse artificial sweetener. Honey is far better for you than sugar and never replace eggs with just the whites. Yes, perhaps not totally skinny, but far and away better than most and they are healthy. (and very, very
      yummy!!!)

      1. Donna Fredin

        Hi Heather
        I agree with you 100% 😃 I am just saying the term Skinny muffins to me equate less calories .
        Even tho these muffins are not low in calories they have satisfying healthy ingredients which could help in weight loss…. If you can stop after eating 1 muffin.😂😂😂

  24. Sarah

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and made these muffins yesterday. I had to come back on to say they are seriously yummy! I used plain white flour as I didn’t have whole wheat flour but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. They were so easy to make and my husband and I have already finished the lot – whoops! I will definitely be making these again!

  25. Miranda

    OMG! I saw these yesterday, pinned them, and made them tonight for a sweet treat. SO DELICIOUS!!! I know what I’m eating for breakfast this week!!!

  26. Thanks Krista for sharing this awesome recipe. I was on a search for healthier bakes and chanced upon this skinny banana muffins. I made some for the family today and it was incredibly moist! I used cake flour in place of whole wheat and it was perfect still.. Just wondering if it’s possible to reduce the honey ( as it was a little too sweet) and substitute this by adding more greek yogurt?

    1. Hey Sheryl, yes you could definitely reduce the honey and I would replace it with either greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce. That would keep the moistness. 🙂

    1. hey nika, I definitely wouldn’t use olive oil it will leave a bad taste. I would use coconut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil instead. I’ve never used spelt flour before so unfortunately I can’t speak to that.

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