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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

A lightened up, healthy recipe for Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins with mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

We’ve been on a muffin kick lately at our house. The problem has been that the boys eat all of them before I get a chance to take photographs! I got smart with these Chocolate Banana Muffins and made them during nap/quiet time, knowing I wouldn’t have a swarm of hands poking at them straight from the oven.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

Okay, I guess there was one hand. Who can blame him, though?! These Chocolate Banana Muffins truly are irresistible! And guess what – they’re lightened up! These chocolate muffins are made with very little oil, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup.

How to Make Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

This recipe for banana muffins is pretty basic. First you’ll mash the bananas and add the rest of the wet ingredients, including maple syrup, vanilla extract, an egg, canola oil, and Greek yogurt. Then you’ll whisk together the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir it into the banana mixture. I used all-purpose flour because that’s what I had on hand today, but I’ve used white whole wheat flour with great results, too!

Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. Bake for 18-20 minutes and you’ll be on your way to pure chocolate banana muffin bliss!

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

These Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins are great for a quick on-the-go breakfast or snack, and are also decadent enough to be dessert! I loved watching the boys eat these as an afternoon snack, getting that ring of chocolate around their lips from fearlessly digging in!

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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

A healthy lightened up recipe for chocolate banana muffins made with Greek yogurt!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, chocolate, muffins, baking, breakfast, snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp canola or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour white whole wheat flour would work too!
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, oil, and Greek yogurt.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until baked through.
  • Enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Made them immediately and will be making them again and again. What is better than chocolate and banana? And these are so light and fluffy. Heavenly — and rapidly disappearing. Love the maple syrup over sugar and the perfect balance with the cocoa without cloying sweetness. Question: what topping did you use in the picture?

    1. I haven’t tried this before, so I can’t say for sure. However, if you use very ripe bananas, that will lend to more sweetness and I have a feeling they would still be delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    These are exceptional! I made this afternoon and my husband has already eaten three. I am pretty sure there won’t be any left to freeze. I will definitely make again, and try the peanut butter topping next time. These were super easy to make and have so much flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!