Easy chocolate banana muffins require only two main ingredients and are perfect to make when you're in a hurry. They're rich, flavorful and taste like they come from your favorite bakery!
Everyone needs a simple recipe now and then, especially when it comes to baking. I'm all for making things from scratch whenever possible, but realistically, I don't always have the time -- having young kiddos around the house will do that to you. And sometimes, I forget to pick up basic ingredients, like flour -- taking the kids shopping with you will cause memory loss. So yes, I'm all for taking shortcuts!
So when I decided to make banana bread with the mushy bananas that were a little too far gone for smoothies, I realized that I had forgotten to pick up flour the last time I was at the grocery store. So, it was time to move to plan B.
And plan B is simply mixing mushy bananas with a box of chocolate cake mix, and it's what makes easy chocolate banana muffins so incredibly easy!
So basically, these are two ingredient banana muffins, except that I added a little extra goodies. So, technically have more than 2 ingredients. But you can easily leave out the other stuff and keep this banana muffin recipe as simple as possible. I've made 2 ingredient banana muffins with yellow cake mix before, but this was the first time I made banana muffins with chocolate cake mix. And after tasting these babies, it definitely won't be the last!
Just mash the bananas, add the cake mix and a few other ingredients, stir and bake! How easy is that?!
When the muffins are done, your house will smell wonderful, and you will want to devour them all -- at least I did. But luckily, the kiddos were there to save me!
How to Make Easy Chocolate Banana Muffins
Easy Chocolate Banana Muffins
- 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups
- In a large bowl, peel and mash the bananas
- Add the cake mix, and stir until fully blended
- Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and chocolate chips
- Spoon batter into lined muffin cups
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
These easy chocolate banana muffins really do taste like bakery style muffins, but they're much, much cheaper! So, if you want to make a delicious treat for your family but you're short on time, give these a try. My kids had them for an after school snack and again, for breakfast the next day -- yum!