Mini chocolate banana muffins

Seriously. I’m the laziest cook on the planet and have gotten pretty good at finding really easy recipes that get raves. Jugding by how quickly these muffins would disappear at board meetings these are no exception.


  • 1 ½ cup unbleached white flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • ½ - 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe mashed bananas (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 cup lightly toasted walnuts (optional)


  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 large bowl
  • Mini muffin tins
  • Hand mixer


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. If not using liners grease pans (i use organic canola oil cooking spray.)
  3. Whisk together flour, salt and soda.
  4. Cream butter, yogurt and sugar.
  5. Add eggs one at a time beating until smooth after each addition.
  6. Stir in bananas.
  7. Add flour, chips & nuts stir until blended.
  8. Drop batter into tins. Bake 15 mins or until tester comes out clean and the kitchen smells yummy.

What you should know

There are lots of ways to go with this. I make mini muffins but this actually an adaptation of a banana loaf recipe so feel free to pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 60-70 mins. This is really good with walnuts and 1 - 2 bars of bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped into chunks.

You can leave out the yogurt and use 10 tablespoons butter and you can vary the brown sugar to taste. I’ve done as little as a ½ cup and no one seemed to miss the extra sweetness - especially if you add chocolate chips. You could also do ½ cup white and ½ cup brown.

I usually make the batter without chips and fill half the pans then add the chips to the remaining batter so I have half plain and half chocolate. I’ve also done this without chips and nuts and added fresh fruit - raspberries or blueberries.

And last but not least using organic makes a huge difference so GO ORGANIC!!

Experiment and enjoy

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