#MuffinMonday ~ Banana Bread and Chocolate Muffins

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If you love bananas and chocolate, I hope you will give these muffins a try! I have a couple other variations of chocolate banana recipes on the blog (Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Banana Chocolate Snack Cake, Banana Bread with Nutella Swirl) but these muffins were a new fun twist on a tasty combination of flavors. I love the way the muffins look with their two-tone colors.

It was interesting to me how the bottom layer seemed denser, and the chocolate layer a little lighter / fluffier. I used good quality Ghiradelli chocolate and that is always a good idea, and good way to start the day! I definitely enjoyed these and will keep them in mind when I have a freezer full of bananas that need to be used up.

Check out all these tasty muffins being shared today!

Banana Bread and Chocolate Muffins from Five Heart Home

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick)  butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana (approximately 2 - 3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin pans by generously spraying 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth, and then beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg, vanilla, mashed bananas, and sour cream until fully incorporated. Gently mix in the dry ingredients until just blended.
  3. Scoop half of the batter into a second bowl. Stir the melted unsweetened chocolate into one of the bowls of batter until fully incorporated.
  4. Distribute the plain banana batter into half of each muffin cup. Then evenly divide the chocolate batter onto the top half of each muffin cup.
  5. Bake muffins for 20 - 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center just comes out clean. Cool muffins in the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.


  1. Love the duotone muffins, Rebekah! I wasn't picturing two batters when I saw your title. The muffins are much more fun this way!

  2. Not only are they beautiful but I am sure, with that flavor profile, they were delicious as well.

  3. I love the two tones here! I have lots of overripe bananas around and I am thinking I need to make some of these muffins ASAP.

  4. Rebekah,
    I love bananas and chocolate together--what a fun idea for a muffin.

  5. What a great idea! They do look good, and I also have cake plate envy! I love how you styled the photo by the window.

  6. I would love them for breakfast!


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