Double Chocolate-Banana Muffins (Healthy)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

You won't believe your taste buds once you get a piece of this muffin in your mouth. These are so easy to make, and make a large size muffin. These can be frozen also. This recipe is courtesy of Joanna Lund. Each serving is only 186 calories as posted. I have also substituted applesauce for the vegetable oil, and I use egg substitute. In my oven it took closer to 25 minutes. Diabetic Exchanges per serving: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit and 1 Fat

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 8 wells of a 12 hole muffin pan with butter-flavored cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, Splenda, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. In a small bowl, combine bananas, egg, oil/applesauce and sour cream.
  5. Add banana mixture to flour mixture.
  6. Mix gently to combine.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin wells.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Place muffin pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove muffins from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.
Most Helpful

I've made these many times over the last several years and love them. I do make a few changes based on a review on another site where I first got this recipe. I reduce the splenda by 2 TBLS. Increase cocoa by 2TBLS. (This will add 40 calories.) I also add 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1 tsp butter extract. These are wonderful and help me diet withought feeling deprived.

Blueberry September 22, 2008

Yummy! I followed I Can't Believe It's Healthy's suggestions and used 1/2 c ww flour with 1 c flour and 1/2 sugar instead of Splenda. Very good! Thank you. Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC tag game.

mliss29 November 29, 2009

These are amazing muffins! Fudgy! I had the fortune of having oat flour to use instead of regular flour--lower in carbs & a nice healthy grain, too. I also used the applesauce & loved the sour cream part (I always have extra to use up!) Tasted great; the black bananas are perfect for this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

LUVMY2BOYS July 31, 2009