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 and quick, and you probably already have all three ingredients at home.
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It is the PERFECT recipe to use up those old bananas! The mashed bananas go so well with the chocolate, making this a flavorful muffin.
Another similar type of recipe is this three-ingredient apple spice muffins recipe. Move over pumpkin spice; apple spice is where it's at! Think of apple pie smell and flavor. If you are looking for some easy dessert ideas, take a look at my top 15 recipes using cake mix. I know you'll find a recipe you love in that post!
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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 only need three ingredients. You don't need to purchase a bunch of ingredients to make one recipe.
Bananas and chocolate 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. The muffins will be a little more dense but still delicious with fewer eggs!
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 don'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 gently drop them into the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating them into the ingredients. Why dirty another dish?
Mix, then place the batter in a muffin tin. I use muffin/cupcake liners to keep my muffin tins clean. Let's 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 ensures each muffin gets the same amount of dough and 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.
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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 a yellow cake mix and some cocoa!
Yes, swirling a little peanut butter in the batter would be delicious! But then it's a four-ingredient recipe.
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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.
Nutrition information is an estimate only provided as a courtesy using an ingredient database. Garnish and optional ingredients are not included in the calculations.
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