Chocolate Banana Muffins

Well, this little recipe will always be remembered fondly.  Just a few days after we came home from China with Ashby, Smith asked if we could bake some muffins (he loves muffins!).  When I asked what kind he wanted to make, he said…chocolate.  So, I went through the pantry, grabbed a box of chocolate cake mix and two bananas and whipped up a batch of these with them….

This was my very first time to bake with Ashby :).  From now on, when I make these muffins, I’ll remember this sweet time.
So…you should make these muffins too!  My kiddos love them for an after school snack, as breakfast or as dessert at night.  They’re just good…every single time.  The fun part?  You can mix and match this recipe.  Instead of chocolate, you could use a spice cake mix or yellow cake mix too.  Easy, delicious and a great recipe to make with your kiddos.
This is a blender recipe.  Just use your blender (instead of your mixer) and go.  This recipe yields one dozen muffins.
Shopping List
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup of mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 or so)
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line one (12 count) muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Set aside.
Put your one egg, butter and mashed bananas in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour your blender ingredients into a bowl and then stir in your cake mix and chocolate chips.  The batter will be nice and thick.  Divide the batter among the muffin tin.
Bake about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one muffin comes out clean.
Remove from oven and enjoy.
My kids love it when I make a blender bread.  They help me dump everything in and then love pushing the button.  You don’t need to over blend (this isn’t a smoothie), just blend until everything is incorporated.  These muffins freeze beautifully too!  I’ll place them in a freezer bag and then pop them out and microwave them for 30 seconds after school.
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  • Narci February 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Looks delicious! such a sweet picture of your sweet kiddos!

  • Anonymous February 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Those two are darling!! I'll have to try whipping up these sometime, gotta love an easy and quick recipe. šŸ™‚ Suuuuuper random question but I have paint colors on my mind as we are moving at the end of February… do you happen to know the wall color of your kitchen? Shown in the archway above Ashby? It's such a crisp, creamy, beautiful color that I'm looking for!

  • Meagan Ruse February 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    What special memories you are making for and with your kiddos!

  • Haley Southey February 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I really don't think there is anything better than chocolate and bananas! šŸ™‚ Love your little kitchen helpers!

  • Astleigh H. February 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    These look delicious! And you've got some super cute helpers! You should add this to Rachel's and my Every Girl Link-Up for today's theme (chocolate recipes)!

  • Kelly @ The OK Momma February 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! And thanks for the tip on getting kids incorporated with cooking – I've never thought of mixing in a blender! I'll definitely do that in the future as I venture into baking with my daughter.

  • Elizabeth Birenbaum February 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I love making chocolate chip banana bread and this is the perfect spin on that. Picking up some chocolate cake mix this weekend and making a batch of these!

  • Anonymous February 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    A blender muffin recipe! That's a new one! Something to try!

  • Dianna February 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Sounds easy and delicious! I can't wait to try them! Have you ever blended the banana first to mash it instead of by hand? Just wondered if that would work. Thanks for sharing!

  • Queen In Between February 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Consistency looks similar to the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins…can't wait to try them!

  • Anonymous February 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I made these muffins this morning and they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Cassandra C March 9, 2015 at 2:17 am

    These muffins are awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe šŸ™‚

  • Rachel Page April 22, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Just stumbled across this recipe. These muffins taste great! I ate 2 right from the oven.

  • brianna July 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    yummmmy! We love banana chocolate things here in our home in Prince Edward Island, Canada šŸ™‚

  • Ashley May 16, 2016 at 1:25 am

    This is a recipe I have made over and over again of yours that I just LOVE. It is so simple and so wonderful. Every time I make these I think of Ashby's first time cooking, and I also think how lucky I am that you share all of these delicious ideas! Thank you!!