Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

I like to make little lunchbox treats for the kids–but instead of just sugar, I include fruit and fiber. The cocoa in this Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins recipe hides the flaxseed and whole wheat flour.

Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Mix in sugar, egg and butter.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, flaxseed, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until just moistened; do not overmix or muffins will be tough.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared mini muffin tins. Bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


This Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins recipe is linked up to Whip It Up Wednesday at Nap Time is My Time and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam.


  1. Do you ground the flaxseed or do you but it in powder form?

  2. Yum! I usually toss in a few mini chocolate chips when I make mini banana muffins, I’ll be sure to try this next time.

    Thanks for linking up to the Whip It Up Wednesday linky party this week – happy to have you!
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  3. That looks really good! I like that it doesn’t have a lot of sugar in them.
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  4. These are so great! I also made a GF and egg free version using coconut oil and different flours and they turned out great!

  5. Just made these. Yummy! Replaced flax meal with rolled oats since I didn’t have it.