These double chocolate banana muffins are the answer to overripe bananas! If you have a bunch of bags of frozen bananas in your freezer these are the perfect recipe to use them up!
I always seem to have bananas on hand that ripen too fast… or we eat them too slow… however you want to look at that!
There are other variations of this recipe you could make as well. If you don’t want double chocolate, use a vanilla cake mix and add nuts or chocolate chips. Create your custom muffin with your imagination!
What Do I Need To Make These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins?
You will need 4 over ripe bananas….. I like to freeze them first so they smush easier, but you can use fresh ones too.
One gluten free chocolate cake mix.
1 Cup of Gluten free chocolate chips.
1 TSP Vanilla.
A little water if the mix is too dry… Start with 1 TBSP.
1 TSP Cinnamon.
1/8 TSP Cayenne Pepper. More if you like it spicy!
That’s it! Very few ingredients. Super Easy!
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix it up! Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Store in the fridge. 🙂
Why I Like Frozen Overripe Bananas:
I like using frozen overripe, peeled bananas because they produce a little more syrupy liquid when they are thawed and I think it makes the banana muffins or banana bread more delicious!
Here’s how I like to mash my bananas:
Peel them and put them in a ziplock bag. Freeze them. When you are ready to make these double chocolate banana muffins, thaw them. When they are thawed, smoosh them between your fingers! Boom-smashed bananas!
When I was making this recipe I was thinking of my girls who are both in college. They have limited storage in their kitchen, so it would be easier to make muffins out of a cake mix rather than have baking powder, gluten-free flour, sugar, etc. Plus this makes it super easy! The added chocolate chips are because of them too! Haha!
Pin These Chocolate Banana Muffins Now Make Them Later!
I made these live to Instagram and Facebook, in case you want to watch me make them so you can see truly how easy they are to make! I am excited to see what variations you make with this recipe! Comment back to let me know!
Here is the Video:
Now on to the printed recipe… These ingredients are awesome to keep on hand in case of last-minute guests or you are hankering for a delicious, moist (even though I really don’t like that word) chocolate treat!
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
- 1 Box of Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
- 4 Overripe bananas- even better if they are frozen
- 1 TSP Vanilla
- 1 TSP Cinnamon
- 1/8 TSP Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- If your bananas are frozen, thaw them out.
- Smash the banans.
- Add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
- If the mixture is too dry, add 1 TBSP of water at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Scoop into greased muffin tins.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.
- Stick a knife in one and if it comes out clean they are ready!
I hope you enjoy these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins!
Best wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!