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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

5 from 7 votes

Easy Chocolate Banana Muffins

By: Dee
Thick, chocolaty banana muffins made with a cake mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 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
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  • 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


Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 309mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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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!


Happy munching!


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  1. Bailey says:

    Good recipe. I made it in mini muffin tins (bake 9-11 min depending on pan). I left out the chocolate chips and just put 3 chips on top and that worked fine. I was surprised how easy the muffins came out of the pan as I didn’t use paper liners and was running low on cooking spray so didn’t spray as much as usual (and there was no oil in the recipe). They popped right out. Be careful not to overbake – I had one pan that burned which is why I said 9-11min for mini pan as I saw a variance depending on pan. Thanks for an easy recipe.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed the muffins!

  2. Lucy says:

    Just made these. Very good. I was scared of no oil, or dairy, but they turned out great! I didn’t put chocolate chips on top as you, but they still look like they came out of an artisan bakery. I ate one hot out of the oven, could not help myself. Thank you!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Lucy. I’m so happy that you liked them!

  3. Martha Lopez says:

    These cupcakes where delicious and so easy to make can’t believe it only required 5 ingredients 👍🍌🍞😍5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      They are super easy! Thanks, Martha — glad you liked them! 🙂

  4. Kristin says:

    Was looking for something to do with very ripe bananas and some peanut butter & chocolate chips. Tried this recipe and was not disappointed. Made 12 large muffins, very tasty. I was a bit concerned with no eggs and no oil, but gave it a try. Excellent. Will make again.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m glad you liked them! It sounds odd at first, but it does work! 🙂

  5. Gina says:

    Oh my gosh. I need these right now. Your pictures have me practically wanting to lick the screen. I really need these chocolatey muffins in my life!! <3

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Gina. That’s super sweet of you! 🙂

  6. Megan Chamberlin says:

    You had me at “easy”, lol! This sounds right up my non-baking alley. And my kids would love them!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks! My kids pretty much inhale these muffins, and sometimes, easy is best! 🙂

  7. botanic bleu says:

    I plan to use this recipe to take muffins to a friend recovering from surgery… just what I needed for a quick and easy chocolate recipe.


    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Judith. I hope your friend has a smooth recovery. 🙂

  8. Rosie M. says:

    Thank you so much for this easy recipe. I always have overripe bananas around and usually a cake mix in my pantry and this is an idea that I am excited to try!! In fact, I’m going to start mashing some bananas right now!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. Dee says:

      I hope you enjoy it, Rosie. Let me know how they turn out! 🙂