fast food: double chocolate banana muffins

f86076b8b33e11e396db121ccdcfffa7_8fast food–not the usual connotation it gives of macdonalds burgers wrapped in greasy paper, subway 6-inchers spilling with stale cabbage. this is, very literally, fast food–food i can whip up within the harried constraints of a school day, AND make a speedy blog post here so i don’t feel guilty whenever people hound me for the recipe and, being the time management handicapped person i am, procrastinate posting it for so long i just never post it at all, whoops.

at any rate–some chocolate on a monday evening. rich, chocolaty, with a beautifully fudgy intense velvety crumb made fluffy and luxuriously light by the secret ingredient of greek yogurt. studded generously with molten husky chocolate chips, these make a decadent afternoon snack and are even better the morning after for a naughty chocolate breakfast. and the best news–they come together incredibly fast, and with minimum utensils too, which makes for optimum lack of dishwashing! win win!


double chocolate banana muffins


-2 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

-1 egg

-3 large tablespoons thick greek yogurt

-6 tablespoons soy milk, or milk of choice

-5 tablespoons coconut oil/neutral oil/melted butter

-1/2 cup sugar

-1 cup all purpose flour

-1/2 cup+2 tablespoons spelt/oat/wholewheat/quinoa/buckwheat flour

-1 tsp baking soda

-pinch salt

-1/2 tsp coffee granules (you can omit this, but coffee brings out the chocolate beautifully)

-2 tablespoons cocoa powder

-1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a 12 cup muffin tray. Mash the banana in a large bowl andΒ  add the vanilla, egg, greek yogurt, soy milk and oil; mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are incorporated. Add the sugar and mix again. Sift the dry ingredients over the wet and fold in till you get a nice thick but not tacky batter. Divide evenly into the muffin liners and sprinkle the top with 1 tsp of chocolate chips each; bake for around 15-18 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through, till a skewer emerges clean. Let cool–these taste even better the day after, having matured overnight.


17 thoughts on “fast food: double chocolate banana muffins

  1. themindlessmusings says:

    These look sooo delicious. I am absolutely in love with your blog btw. I discovered it through instagram and fell in love with your story and beautiful food photography πŸ™‚

  2. structures says:

    hi, may i know what else can be replaced if i don’t want the 1/2 cup of sugar? cos i’m trying to cut down as much sugar as possible 😦

    • hello, there is no replacement for sugar–a little bit won’t harm really, for each muffin there’s only less than a tablespoon! but if that really worries you im sorry, then you probably won’t be able to use this recipe :>

  3. Yup, I officially love your writing/photos. I tend to avoid the “true” fast food, but this rendition of fast food? I can get down with all the time!!! I love a good chocolate banana muffin and I haven’t eaten one in far too long :3 thanks for this inspiration–looks like an absolutely fabulous recipe!

  4. Hey πŸ™‚

    I’ve been following you through your insta (gorgeouos pics *-* !) and first of all .. great new blog, beutiful ending of the other πŸ™‚ Second I was wondering if you could post your recipes in grams also O:-)

    Thank you so much if you can and if not no worries it’s great to at least have the recipe ^^ Have a good day πŸ™‚

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  6. Lia Lindawati says:

    Hi! For the 1/2cup+2tbsp flour, which is the most preferred to the least?

    (spelt/oat/wholewheat/quinoa/buckwheat flour)

    What a great way to use up ripe bananas!

  7. misguidedcoasts says:

    I used 1/2 a cup of buckwheat flour with the recipe today. It blew my expectations. Next time, Would it be possible to completely substitute the all purpose flour with something else? Or will that ruin the recipe. Cant wait for the muffins to cool so I can eat to my hearts content. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!

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