Made with fresh fruit, coconut flour, and almond butter, and sweetened with maple syrup and chunks of rich chocolate, these tender and moist Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins are absolutely heavenly!
Why eat store-bought muffins when you can whip up this easy recipe for heavenly healthy banana chocolate chunk muffins loaded with fresh fruit in 30 minutes or less?
Muffins are one of my favorite things to make because you can serve them pretty much at any time. I love eating them for breakfast along with some fresh fruit and a cup of coffee.
And they're also perfect to munch on for a snack. They even work as a great side for dinner, and they make for a really easy dessert.
This easy Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffin recipe is by far my favorite! Each muffin comes out of the oven soft and moist, and absolutely bursting with flavor!
How To Make Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
These homemade Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins are so delicious! And they're easy-to-make, too!
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Ingredients Needed for Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
To make these outrageously delicious and healthy banana chocolate chunk muffins, you’ll need 2 large, sweet, and extra ripe bananas. I’m talking lots of brown speckles on them or almost black.
If yours look like that, you're well on the way to making some of the best banana muffins of your life!
You'll also need some maple syrup in place of sugar. Coconut flour in place of all-purpose. And some almond butter in place of regular butter or oil.
You'll find the rest of the ingredients along with detailed instructions in the printable recipe below.
Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins Instructions
Making these muffins is pretty much like making any other muffin. You'll first want to mash the bananas.
To do this you don't have to have a mixer or other fancy equipment. A fork, butter knife, or pastry blender works just as well to mash and cut them up.
You'll then mix the wet ingredients in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in another. Next, combine them, mix well, and then fold in the chocolate chunks.
After that, you'll divide the batter into the prepared muffin tins, then bake in the oven for 18 -20 minutes.
How do you keep muffins from sticking to cupcake wrappers?
It's happened to us all. You go to peel the cupcake wrapper off a muffin and it sticks to the paper. So how do you prevent that from happening? Simple! Use a tiny bit of non-stick cooking spray in each cup.
However, in most cases, if you wait and let the muffins cool to room temperature, they will naturally pull away from the paper wrappers on their own.
How to Store Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
While these muffins are truly delicious, I doubt you'll eat them all in one day. To store any leftovers, keep them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag on the counter or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze them! Simply wrap each muffin in plastic, then place all of them in a ziptop bag. Stick them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
When you're ready to eat them, let them thaw at room temperature or rewarm gently in the microwave.
Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins Recipe – Printable
Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
- 2 large ripe bananas mashed
- ¾ cup natural almond butter
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 3-ounce bar unsweetened baking chocolate chopped into small chunks
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-muffin cup tin with 8 paper liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the bananas, almond butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk briskly into a fairly smooth batter.
- Add the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
- Fold in the chocolate chunks until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- Divide the batter between the 8 muffin cups and place in the pre-heated oven to bake until cooked through and puffy, approximately 18-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the muffin tin to serve. Enjoy!