a double chocolate banana muffin cut in half, with the halves stacked on each other and the pan of muffins and bottle of milk in the background.

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

These double chocolate banana muffins are a delicious, healthy muffin. Totally kid-friendly, but dietitian mom-approved, too, with less sugar and nourishing ingredients like greek yogurt, olive oil, and flaxseeds.

free from: wheat/ gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 184 kcal
Author Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN


  • 3 bananas (medium, overripe, mashed)
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup nonfat, plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free measure for measure flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 10 tbsp cocoa powder (equivalent to 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a muffin tin with parchment liners or by lightly spraying with nonstick spray.

  2. Mix wet ingredients (bananas, honey, egg, oil, greek yogurt) until well combined.

  3. Add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, flaxseeds, baking soda, an salt) and stir until just combined.

  4. Stir in chocolate chips (if you want to top your muffins with chocolate chips, reserve a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips for topping).

  5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

  6. Bake for 23-27 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. If you're making mini muffins, bake 13-17 minutes.

  7. When done, let cool for a few minutes before removing from muffin tins. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.