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Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

You will be shocked at how rich and decadent these banana cacao muffins are, all without added sugar, made with wholesome ingredients like cacao, overripe bananas and applesauce. This is a great recipe for any time of the day.

*Thank you to Earth Echo for sponsoring this post. 

Banana Cacao Muffins are a delicious way to start your day. Or, if you are like my family, they’re the perfect healthy snack! It’s always lovely when you can enjoy something decadent that is full of nutrients. The whole family will love this healthy muffin recipe the next time they have a sweet tooth.

Ripe bananas are so versatile and I love using them in a variety of recipes like these muffins. I always have extra bananas ready to go. Thanks to the ripe banana, your muffins will be moist and naturally sweet. There’s no need for any additional sugars thanks to the bananas and the next natural sweetener, applesauce. 

cacao banana muffins

For this recipe, I am using Earth Echo Cacao for the delicious chocolate flavor that makes for a tender muffin supercharged with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.

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About Earth Echo Cacao

Earth Echo Cacao contains 10 different superfoods: Raw cacao, Turmeric, Black Pepper, MCT Powder, Cinnamon, Monk Fruit, Coconut Nectar, Lucuma, Mesquite and Himalayan Salt, all which give the muffins a unique taste. 

The cacao is vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free, keto friendly and 100% USDA Organic. 

Besides these Banana Cacao Muffins, you can use Earth Echo Cacao in a variety of uses like in your coffee, smoothies, desserts, homemade granola and energy bars and more. 

You can use discount code LEW to save 15% on your purchase of Earth Echo products

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How to Make this Easy Recipe for Banana Cacao Muffins 

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 medium ripe bananas 
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup applesauce 
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 
cacao banana muffins

In a large bowl, Combine flour and dry ingredients.

cacao banana muffins

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas. Then mix in your wet ingredients into the mashed banana.

cacao banana muffins

Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix until well combined.

Line your muffin pan with paper liners. 

Fill each muffin cup up 2/3’rds full with your banana cacao batter. I like to use a cookie scooper to ensure my muffins are evenly filled, but the good thing about muffins is that they look and taste delicious no matter what. 

Add a few cacao chips to the top of the muffins. 

Bake muffins at an oven temperature of 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffin. 

cacao banana muffins

This recipe makes 15 muffins.

How to Store Your Banana Cacao Muffins 

Muffins are so easy to store. After your muffins have completely cooled off on a wire rack, you can store them in an airtight container or freezer bag lined with a paper towel at room temperature.

You can also easily freeze your muffins for up to 3 months, letting them dethaw on the counter. I love to make a double batch of these healthy muffins just to have on hand.

cacao banana muffins
cacao banana muffins

What kind of substitutions can I make to my Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe?

  • Swap the applesauce for maple syrup or honey.
  • Substitute the flour to add more fiber and protein by using white whole wheat flour or whole grain flour.
  • Add a scoop of peanut butter to your chocolate muffins.
  • Use almond milk or your milk of choice.

Chocolate lovers will love this decadent treat of healthy chocolate banana muffins! Find more delicious muffin recipes.

cacao banana muffins
cacao banana muffins
cacao banana muffins

Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
You will be shocked at how rich and decadent these banana cacao muffins are, all without added sugar, made with wholesome ingredients like cacao, overripe bananas and applesauce. This is a great recipe for any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, Combine flour and dry ingredients.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas. Then mix in your wet ingredients into the mashed banana.
    3. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix until well combined.
    4. Line your muffin pan with paper liners. 
    5. Fill each muffin cup up 2/3'rds full with your banana cacao batter.
    6. Add a few cacao chips to the top of the muffins. 
    7. Bake muffins at an oven temperature of 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffin.

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