Double Chocolate Banana Muffins




Servings: 12

Ingredients:




Dry ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup dutch-process cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients:

1 cup mashed overripe banana (about 3 medium bananas)

1/2 cup agave nectar

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon banana extract

And just for fun:

1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together into a medium bowl and stir to mix.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir dry into wet just until moistened, and then fold in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups and sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips in the very center of each muffin (chips will spread out as the muffins bake and rise).
  5. Bake about 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of one. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container (I use a large Ziploc bag). These freeze very well–I like to take one out of the freezer before my shower in the morning and by the time I’m done getting ready for work & am ready to eat, it has thawed. If you are in a hurry, about 15-30 seconds in the microwave will thaw and warm your muffin for you.




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