Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Muffins.

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I crafted a new muffin recipe last week and it may be my new favorite.

It’s chocolatey.

Peanut buttery.



Perfect alongside a glass of milk.

Or crumbled over a bowl of hot oatmeal.

Or just by itself. Or in pairs. Two muffins at once sounds great to me.

These are dang good and surprisingly healthy! I made them with whole grain flour, a limited amount of sugar, and only a slight bit of coconut oil for moisture.

Try them for yourself, won’t you?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Muffins

yields approximately 9-10 muffins


1/2 c + 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour

1/2 c + 2 Tbsp. old fashioned oats

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

1/2 c. applesauce, unsweetened

1/4 c. buttermilk (or sub other milk)

1 small banana, mashed

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (or sub canola or vegetable)

1 very small egg (or half of a large egg OR a flax egg)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (I used crunchy)

handful chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375*.

Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine applesauce, buttermilk, banana, egg, brown sugar, oil, vanilla extract and peanut butter.

Combine wet and dry ingredients and add a handful of chocolate chips. Be sure not to over-mix.

Scoop into a greased muffin tin (or use cupcake liners) and bake for about 16-18 minutes. A knife or toothpick should come out clean when they’re done.

It kind of goes without saying, but the batter is DELICIOUS.

I know, I know. Salmonella. But I couldn’t help it! I could hardly keep my finger out of the mixing bowl! Mmmmmm, so good.

Despite their deceiving name, these muffins are not overly sweet or rich. And their moist and hearty texture makes them the perfect little snack or breakfast-on-the-go.

Happy muffin.

Too bad I had to eat it : (    Oops.


From my kitchen with love,



  1. mmm this totally has everything that I love in it. All it needs is some shredded coconut ;)

    • Ooooohhhh, coconut. Nice idea!

  2. Chocolate-y, banana-y, nutty muffins….sound perfect! I’ll have one please :)

  3. oh my gosh – they look so amazing that they should almost be called CUPCAKES! :D

  4. Muffins area always better in pairs :). I love how you made a topping for your muffins. And PB, chocolate, and banana were definitely made for each other. Looks delish!

    Have a lovely day!

  5. These look amazing! I love peanut butter, banana, and chocolate together!

  6. I put these in the oven just now. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    • I just came across your blog when I googled “healthy, chocolate, banana muffins”. I made these this morning and they were DELICIOUS! Everyone in my family loved them. I don’t know what you put on the top of yours but it looks good :) Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. This looks really delicious. I am bookmarking this recipe so that I can try during the week end.