Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

Servings: 14 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Not too sweet, these muffins have no refined sugar and just 1/3 cup of molasses. That’s it – the bananas take care of the rest.

double chocolate whole wheat banana muffins

Bake double chocolate whole wheat banana muffins on weekend mornings for a sweet start to a leisurely day.

Early morning is a lovely time to bake…

I can hear the birds outside as I work and the morning light is best in our kitchen.
This is how I spent the Monday morning of our lazy long weekend. It was drizzly and suddenly lush with the fleeting sun and heat of last Friday and Saturday. I set aside thoughts of weeding and gathered the mixing bowls to bake Double Chocolate Banana Muffins.

Not too sweet, these muffins have no refined sugar and just 1/3 cup of molasses. That’s it – the bananas take care of the rest.

double chocolate whole wheat banana muffins
There is a lovely poem by Mary Oliver titled “Why I Wake Early.”
It’s in one of her books at my bedside and I think of the poem often during the spring and summer, when the sky lights early and I wake effortlessly at dawn with barely a yawn and a stretch. It’s the most peaceful time to wake, especially on weekends…The kids don’t need to be woken and my husband sleeps just a little longer.

double chocolate whole wheat banana muffins

Why I Wake Early
by Mary Oliver

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety–

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

double chocolate whole wheat banana muffins

Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

Adapted from Sweet Sugartbean
Makes about 14 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour (spooned in)
  • 1 cup white flour (spooned in)
  • 6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup oil (olive, grapeseed, canola, coconut…)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Line muffin tin with papers, or grease well.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and frothy.
  4. Whisk in the milk, molasses, mashed banana, oil and vanilla.
  5. Gently stir the wet mixture into the dry, add the chocolate, and continue mixing until just combined.
  6. Scoop the mixture into muffin cups.  Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, until set

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4 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

  1. Eleanor burton says:

    Made the spicy gingersnaps they were wonderful

    1. Hi Eleanor, Glad you liked the spicy gingersnaps. I’m wishing I had some with my tea on this rainy morning….

  2. Claudette says:

    I have baked the Double Chocolate Wholewheat Banana Muffins for the first time in December, and since then I have made many, many, many dozens of those as I wanted to share their unique deliciousness with the people I love.

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Claudette, isn’t it great when you find a recipe that is easy and delicious. I am sure all your friends and family are happy that you found this recipe.

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