Dark Chocolate and Banana Muffins

I swore that I was not going to bake banana bread during this time… So instead I decided to use the bananas that I had to make muffins! The fruit here just doesn’t last as long so I didn’t have much chance to eat my bananas before I knew that I had to do something else with them. These muffins are absolutely delicious. They are light and fluffy as well as being (and I apologise in advance for the use of this word) moist! They really did not take very long to make and the result was amazing. Here is the quick and easy method. They make about 12 muffins, depending on the size.


  • 1 ½ cups flour (I used cake flour)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g dark chocolate (cut into chunks)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • ½ cup oil
  • 10ml vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C .
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate together.
  3. Mash the bananas, add the sugar, oil, and vanilla essence and mix together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Scoop the mixture into your muffin tray (I filled them about ¾ of the way).
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick in them and it comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the tray and let cool before eating!

You could use chocolate chips for this recipe or another kind of chocolate but I had this chocolate at home and it is delicious so I wanted to use this one. I actually hardly ever use real chocolate chips. I find a slab of chocolate works just as well, if not better.

Have you been baking during this time at home? What have you been making? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. Apr 16, 2020 / 16:16

    Yum! These look absolutely delish! I love that you have made an alternative to banana bread, these muffins look soo nice! Adding dark chocolate is such a good idea, I imagine these taste amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe Kirsty, I have recently made Easter cupcakes but next time I get ingredients I would be very tempted to make these! <3 xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      May 16, 2020 / 11:42

      I had bananas (like most people haha) but I didn’t want to make bread, and who doesn’t love chocolate! Oohh cupcakes are my favourite! So much you can do with them as well! x

  2. Charity
    Apr 22, 2020 / 16:17

    Yum! These muffins look delicious! I definitely want to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      May 16, 2020 / 11:41

      I hope you tried them and loved them as much as I did ! 🙂

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      May 16, 2020 / 11:41

      I hope that you tried and enjoyed them! 🙂

  3. May 19, 2020 / 10:45

    These look delicious!! I always find my banana bread sinks in the middle, so muffins might be a better idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing!! xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      Jul 15, 2020 / 11:56

      They were honestly so good and they were pretty quick to make as well. I definitely recommend them! 🙂 x

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