Chocolate Banana Muffins

A few weeks ago I made some fudgy roasted banana cake with walnuts... And it was seriously tasty, gone in one day kind of tasty. I made the recipe again except this time I made them into muffins. :) I feel like when I make stuff like this in a pan... I tend to chow more of it. If it's in pre-portioned pieces (muffins) I feel bad going back for seconds and thirds. With a cake it's easy to just say... oh just a little inch wide piece... and another inch wide piece... (come on now I know you've done it!) Then next thing you know half the cake is gone and for some reason your belly seems to be a little larger... ;) So this is the version for the portion control lovers out there.


Fudgy roasted banana cake with walnuts and chocolate chips
created by stephchows

4 roasted bananas (see below for how to)
1/4 cup splenda blend for baking (or 1/2 cup white sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used semi-sweet chips)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional for those of you with nut alergies... yes Neva that's you :) )

ROAST whole bananas (yellow with a few black spots, they don't have to be totally overripe) by placing on a cookie sheet, roast in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (until they are black), cool until you are able to handle them without burning yourself.

WHISK flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

PEEL bananas and place into a large bowl along with any liquid that pours out with them, stir in sugar, beat in egg.

ADD dry ingredients a little at a time to wet.

POUR into greased muffin pan (makes 12) and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

11 chews:

Your muffin posts always make me so excited to eat breakfast! ...until I realize I haven't made any muffins.

YET-- I haven't made any muffins yet. I did *finally* make your bread recipe though-- so fun and so easy! I'm definitely keeping that one-- thanks again!!

Pearl said...

that looks and sounds good - am i reading correctly or does the recipe contain no oils?

stephchows said...

Sarah- we need to get you baking some muffins! You'll do great! And I'm so excited you made the bread and liked it!!

Pearl- You didn't read wrong pearl! Most of my baked good don't contain any oil or butter. I sub in other things like fruit mashed up to replace it. Totally give these a try, you'll be amazed how moist and decadent these taste!

Those muffins look scrumptious - would love some for my breakfast!

Steph, these muffins look amazing. Love the built in portion control too ... and I need it! LOL

Sara said...

These look so delicious, I can only imagine how good bananas are roasted! And then combined with chocolate..divine :)

Natalie said...

They look very tasty! I've never baked with Splenda, does it bake and taste the same as sugar?

Reeni♥ said...

I don't think I've ever made anything with bananas that was chocolate flavored. These look yummy!

Reeni♥ said...

I don't think I've ever made anything with bananas that was chocolate flavored. These look yummy!

Sara said...

These look so delicious, I can only imagine how good bananas are roasted! And then combined with chocolate..divine :)

Pearl said...

that looks and sounds good - am i reading correctly or does the recipe contain no oils?

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