Banana chocolate muffins. Yes, really, only three ingredients. This is one of those cheater recipes that no one else needs to know about : ).
This is a really old recipe that I published years ago. People are still making it and pinning it to Pinterest. Thought I would share this old favorite.
Banana chocolate muffins with only 3 ingredients? Yes, it’s possible and they are delish. I was actually going to make my two ingredient banana muffins but didn’t have any plain cake mix. All I had in my pantry was chocolate.
Banana Chocolate muffins
A printable copy of the recipe is further down this post.
Ingredients:
Chocolate cake mix.
34 bananas, mashed.
Optional – 2 eggs.
Truly, these are the simplest Banana Chocolate muffins you will find! With just a box of chocolate cake mix, 34 medium bananas and a couple of eggs! So good and so easy!
Instructions:
1. Mash bananas
2. Add cake mix
3. Add eggs. I just gently drop them on the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating into the rest of the mix ingredients. Why dirty another dish!
4. Mix.
5. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 1618 minutes.
Oh, these are good! The taste of bananas is definitely there, not totally overwhelmed by the chocolate. In my opinion, a perfect balance of banana and chocolate. I did add the 2 eggs to this recipe. Totally optional. But, I found it made the texture more similar to traditionally baked muffins.
Honestly, one of the best super easy cheating recipes!
Some other super easy recipe’s I’ve posted:
1. Two ingredient banana muffins
2. Two ingredient pumpkin muffins
3. Baked apples in the microwave.
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Ingredients


 Mash bananas
 Add cake mix
 Add eggs. I just gently drop them into the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating into the rest of the mix ingredients. Why dirty another dish!
 Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 1618 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if done. Enjoy!
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Kamsmom
Thank you for sharing! I added a little milk and they were great. I definitely want to add cinnamon and almonds next time!
Melissa
Would this work in a loaf pan to make bread instead of muffins?
Karen Balamane
I am swirling in peanut butter to the first batch and coconut to the second. I always add coconut to my banana bread muffins. There are so many possibilities!
Anonymous
I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate cake mix..there are mini dark chocolate chips already in the mix. Also I added an extra egg for protein. They took 20 min. to bake in my oven. Yummy!!
Anonymous
Delish! I mixed. Nutella and Peanut Butter and used as icing… Yummy…
Susan
Do you grease the muffin pan? Or can you use liners?
momcrieff
I hope you enjoyed them! It’s such an easy way to use up old bananas.
Anonymous
I just put these in the oven. I used a spice cake mix along with the two eggs. Can’t wait to try them.
Elisa Lecher
I got up early and was dreaming about the pumpkin muffins that I had made years before but couldn’t quite remember the recipe .. So i looked it up… your site came up and I i started making ALL the recipes!! Sooo good!! Thank you!! I can whip up three recipes in the time it usually takes to make one!!✨
Sharon
How many WW points in the chocolate ,banana , 2 egg 12 muffin recipe?
Katie
Added two spoons of PB and half a cup of applesauce. Needed a crunch – next time adding nuts! Quick and cost effective!
Anonymous
what temperature?
Tammy
Got these in my donut pans right now! Hope they turn out good, planning to take them to church tomorrow
Tiffany
Just wondering do you think this would work in a donut hole maker?
Kristal
Made these.. it was perfect. I added a extra egg. I was short a banana. Plus I added chocolate chips in middle. It was so yummy
Gina
I made this today!! Only thing I added was abt a 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter & a splash of water. I baked in a loaf pan at 350 for 40 min, tested it, then abt another 5 min. It was awesome!! Ate some while still warm and could taste all the flavors!
Kris
I loved these! I didn’t quite have enough bananas so I threw in a 1/2cup of unsweetened applesauce! And of course some chocolate chips… perfect! Thanks
Anonymous
Can you freeze these muffins for later use?
momcrieff
Absolutely! I have made it with yellow cake mix. It can taste a little bland but if you add a little cinnamon, that takes care of that!
momcrieff
Make sure to use older (more mushy) bananas. Then, I’ve found the consistency is good. However, consistency can be a very subjective thing. Even with your changes, this is still and easy recipe. I hope you enjoyed your muffins!
momcrieff
I usually bake for 18 minutes. Make sure to check with a toothpick to see if it’s done.
alice
what is the cooking time
Natasha
I made these today and found that 2 eggs made the consistency completely wrong. I ended up using 3 eggs and fourth a cup of oil to make the muffins.
Anonymous
What do you think about making this with a yellow cake mix? I love the recipe but have a daughter who hates chocolate cake but loves banana bread and yellow cake
Pooky
So I just made this but with brownie mix because I didn’t have cake mix. I used my mini muffin tin added 3 dark chocolate chips to each cup and wow! They are amazing! Thanks for this great recipe!
Anonymous
Super yummy way to use up my brown bananas! I added chopped walnuts for a little crunch. Can’t wait to have these with my morning coffee!
Danica
I just input the recipe to weight watcher.com with their new smart points system and a 3/4 filled large muffin pan is about 5 points per muffin and that’s pretty darn good if I say so. I credited you in the recipe description. 🙂
momcrieff
Yes you can do this in a loaf pan. I haven’t so am not exactly sure what the length of time would be in the oven. It will be much longer than muffins though (that’s why I like making the muffins).
Anonymous
This was fantastic!! I added “Enjoy Life” chocolate chips to my muffins.
Anonymous
to get the nutrition facts per mffun – 1) look at the cake mix. 2) add the nutritional foot print of 3 bananas / 12 , and 2 eggs / 12 to whatever the cake mix says and there you have it. BTW this is not technically 3 ingredients – the cake mix alone has about 20 or so….
momcrieff
Sorry I don’t. Haven’t done the program for years and years so I don’t know how to calculate anymore. Anyone reading this know and willing to share?
Anonymous
Do you know the weight watcher points on these?
Amber
Do you know what the nutrition facts are per muffin? Thanks!
momcrieff
It makes 12 good sized muffins.
Tom Racite
How many muffins does it yield?