Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Banana Fudge Muffins

We eat an inordinate amount of bananas in this house. It's one of the few fruits we can all agree on. However, I don't know what happened, but we've got so many they're coming out our ears. Katie must have bought some, I bought some, and then we got some from the Co-op. And, they all seem to have gone bad overnight.

It's time to break out the banana recipes. While I love banana bread, I'm in the mood for something different. Banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting? Sounds yummy, but I don't have any cupcake liners and I don't feel like making a trip to the store. How about chocolate banana muffins with chocolate chips? Ooooh, yes!

These muffins are chocolatey, bananaey, and amazingly moist. So easy to prepare, too. Next time you've got some bad bananas, whip up a batch of these.

Oh. So. Good! But, I don't know how they are at keeping away

Wait, you don't have to snarf it down in just two bites!

Banana Fudge Muffins


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa (I prefer Dutch-processed cocoa for this recipe.)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ⅓ cups mashed bananas
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine bananas, oil and egg, and stir into dry ingredients until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Makes 1 dozen.


  1. Curtis - could you make this recipe without the bananas? Would it work, or would you subsitute something else instead? I mean... you KNOW how I just LOVE bananas!


  2. I think they would be good if you substituted an equal amount of applesauce.

  3. Hello Curtis,

    want to try these but can't find baking soda here; any substitute recommendation?

    Thanks, Maren

  4. Mare--Really? No baking soda in Belgium? I didn't know that. It makes me wonder what they use over there for there yummy pastries and cakes. Here is a Web site I like that discusses the substitution. Good luck with them.


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