Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate

Hello again! We’re back with another delicious guest post. Today we have my secret girlfriend, Aimee from Shugary Sweets. (Don’t tell her I called her my girlfriend. She’d probably get weirded out.) I’m so excited she agreed to blog sit for me today! Can you even stand her Fluffernutter Caramel Corn? I mean, really. Also, did I mention that I get to share a room with her at BlogHer Food? You should probably be jealous. And I should probably stop calling her my girlfriend before she cancels on me.

Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate

I’m so happy to be posting here on Karly’s blog! I have been secretly (maybe openly) stalking her for well over a year (two?).

Life in the Shugary Sweets house can be quite busy, and breakfast is definitely not my strong suit. I seriously need a jug of coffee to even open my eyes, let alone fry eggs? Flip a pancake? Nope, not happening in our house. I admit freely and openly that 5/7 days a week my children are most likely eating a bowl of cereal or a muffin for breakfast.

Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate

But to my defense, they have bananas in them, so they are totally healthy. And I’ve heard dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain, which is great, right?

Don’t be feeling all bad for my kids that they don’t get eggs, and pancakes, and french toast. They do!

For dinner!

Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate

Thanks for having me Karly! Hopefully you’re getting all caught up on your TV shows this week? Or spending time with family. Or painting your toenails. ENJOY!

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Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate:


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 medium bananas

2 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 bar (3.5oz) 70% Dark Cocoa, chopped


In a mixer, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Blend in bananas (I throw them in whole and let the mixer mash them up, but you can pre-mash if desired). Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in chopped chocolate.

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray. Fill cavities 1/2 full and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. ENJOY!

Recipe makes 2 dozen muffins.


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11 Responses to “Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets January 10, 2013 @ 9:28 am (#

    I don’t mind you call me girlfriend. We can even hold hands and skip around the conference together. Oh, is that too much?
    Thanks for having me here today :)


  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 10, 2013 @ 10:05 am (#

    Such a classic, and looks awesome!


  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 10, 2013 @ 10:26 am (#

    I’m sure she’s honored to be called your girlfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I adore you and Aimee. These muffins look absolutely warm and moist and delicious and you know if there are chocolate chips I’m there!


  4. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme January 10, 2013 @ 10:27 am (#

    I love the combination of banana with dark chocolate. Great recipe!


  5. Mandy @ Mandy's Recipe Box January 10, 2013 @ 10:47 am (#

    Oh two great bloggers in one place! I love these, Aimee…they look sooo good. Thanks and you two make me laugh!


  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 10, 2013 @ 11:32 am (#

    “5/7 days a week my children are most likely eating a bowl of cereal or a muffin for breakfast.” — I think that’s 100% COMMON. Any mom who’s doing eggs for breakfast and pancakes on school mornings is wayyyyy more prepared than I am. And these muffins look fab. I want one for breakfast!


  7. Kristen January 10, 2013 @ 11:44 am (#

    Agree completely with Averie – isn’t that what cereal is for? :)
    Muffins are a delicious option too and these ones look amazing!


  8. Joanne January 10, 2013 @ 8:17 pm (#

    I would much rather have pancakes for dinner anyway. Muffins are much more breakfast-appropriate!


  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 10, 2013 @ 8:46 pm (#

    Um, there’s a breakfast besides cereal? That people actually prepare??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love these muffins!!!


  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life January 10, 2013 @ 10:21 pm (#

    Wait a second here??? Aimee is cheating on me because I thought she and I were an item :-) LOL!!! And people actually get up early and make eggs and stuff? Nope, doesn’t happen in my house either! Muffins or cereal all the way for my munchkins!!! Love the looks and sounds of these ones too!!!


  11. Hope Tweeddale April 19, 2013 @ 8:35 am (#

    Anyone else try these and they didn’t work?! I did a double batch… and they turned out like Sticky Toffee Banana Chocolate puddings!! They didn’t look anything like the pictures – all dark brown and gooey! Hahaha I’m such a fail at baking :/ hehe x


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