3 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Muffins
This is one of those super easy recipes. No one else needs to know how little time and effort it takes. It's delicious, quick and you probably have all three ingredients at home already.
It is the PERFECT recipe to use up those old bananas! The mashed bananas just go so well with the chocolate and make this a nice flavorful muffin.
Another similar type recipe is this three ingredient apple spice muffins recipe. Move over pumpkin spice, apple spice is where it's at! Think apple pie smell and flavor.
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Why I love this recipe!
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how good this tastes! It's so quick to make and is delicious.
This is also a frugal recipe since you just only need three ingredients. You don't need to purchase a bunch of ingredients just to make one recipe.
Bananas and chocolate just go together! And it's nice to have a use for bananas that are a little over ripe.
- Chocolate cake mix - stock up when cake mixes are on sale
- 3 - 4 large very ripe bananas. So nice that they don't go to waste!
- A couple of eggs
You can't go wrong with this recipe! If you don't have enough bananas, add an extra egg. If you don't have enough eggs, add an extra banana. With less eggs, the muffins will be a little more dense but still delicious!
Thought you had chocolate cake mix at home and you don't? That's OK! Use what you have and I'm sure you'll love it.
Let me know if you create a delicious muffin!
Mash bananas. Bananas that are a little overripe are best! I often make these muffins when my bananas didn't get eaten as fast as I anticipated.
Add cake mix. Just the cake mix. Do NOT add the other ingredients that are listed on the box. I get asked this often.
Add eggs. I just gently drop them on the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating them into the rest of the mix ingredients. Why dirty another dish!
Mix then place batter in a 12 well muffin tin. I use muffin/cupcake liners to keep my muffin tins clean. Lets avoid doing any extra dishes if we can.
A huge tip that makes cleaning up a lot easier. I've started using scoops for a lot of my prep. work. For this recipe, I use a muffin dough sized scoop. It makes sure each muffin well gets the same amount of dough and it doesn't dribble onto the pan (or the counter). I also use them when I make my favorite meatballs and cookies!
Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 16-18 minutes. It depends on how much batter is in each muffin well. And that depends on how much banana you use.
Other Easy Delicious Muffins
Muffins can be refrigerated for 4-5 days. They should be in a sealed container or wrapped.
These muffins freeze well. I recommend individually wrapping and eating within a month.
A reader's comment shared she used yellow cake mix and some cocoa!
Yes, swirling a little peanut butter in the batter would be delicious! But then it's a 4 ingredient recipe.
Banana Chocolate muffins
- 1 box Chocolate cake mix
- 3-4 medium bananas mashed.
- 2 large Eggs
- 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 16-18 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if done.
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Yes, it should. I would just follow the baking time the box states if made in a loaf pan.
Hi! The recipe states 3 to 4 bananas. You needed just a couple more bananas. However, I think it should have turned out OK with you adding some water.
I made these tonight and calculated mine to come out to about 100 calories per muffin-I made 21 muffins and used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil. Tested pretty good not baked assuming the same for baked!
Thank you for sharing! I added a little milk and they were great. I definitely want to add cinnamon and almonds next time!
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!
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!!
Delish! I mixed. Nutella and Peanut Butter and used as icing... Yummy...
I just put these in the oven. I used a spice cake mix along with the two eggs. Can't wait to try them.
I hope you enjoyed them! It's such an easy way to use up old bananas.
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!!✨
Added two spoons of PB and half a cup of applesauce. Needed a crunch - next time adding nuts! Quick and cost effective!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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. 🙂
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).
This was fantastic!! I added "Enjoy Life" chocolate chips to my muffins.
How many muffins does it yield?
It makes 12 good sized muffins.