Chocolate Banana Monkey Muffins

By Holly Giles | Recipes

Chocolate banana muffins

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Chocolate Banana Monkey Muffins

Chocolate Banana Monkey Muffins are a staple recipe in my kitchen. Who doesn’t often have bananas that have gone past their eating prime? I like to use bananas and make a few recipes I can put in the freezer for later use.

The chocolate adds a unique flavor not often found in banana bread. This is an excellent budget recipe that can be pulled together. When I have hungry children circling the kitchen, a muffin can help curb their appetite.


Mini chocolate chips are a great substitute. I like using them because they taste slightly chocolaty without large chips. Also, the mini chips are distributed more evenly in the batter.


Nuts are always an excellent addition. Walnuts would be good in this recipe. My youngest is allergic to nuts, so I cannot add them to recipes. I can split and bake some for him and then add nuts for others.

The best time to make muffins with bananas

Bananas can sometimes become an oozing mess on the shelf, waiting to be transformed into bread. Breaking it into smaller pieces and freezing it would be a better option! My tip is to go ahead and freeze the bananas when they are no longer edible. The bananas can’t wait for a good day when life gets busy.


Chocolate Banana Monkey Muffins


  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 TBL vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips



About the Author

Holly Giles is a wife, mother, and storyteller. As an author and Florida Master Naturalist, she writes about heritage homemaking skills, motherhood, and why Florida offers the best hidden natural gems to explore as a family.