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Chocolate Banana Muffins

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This post is brought to you by Pompeian.  Show of hands… Who here has been brave enough to swap olive oil for vegetable in a baking recipe?? Until a few weeks ago I would have kept my hand down. I had no idea that you could use olive oil in anything other than appetizers or entrees and the idea of using it in a baked good had me terrified. Luckily, the people over at Pompeian gave me a crash course in all things oil and convinced me to give it a try. I decided to stick with these simple chocolate banana muffins and was blown away at the results.

chocolate banana muffins

I opted for the extra light tasting olive oil which worked perfectly. It’s a lighter tasting oil which happens to be the perfect substitute for oil, butter, or shortening in any cake, cookie, or baked good recipe! You couldn’t even tell that a substitution was made. Chocolate and banana were meant for one another. These turned out incredibly moist and both flavors shined through! In under an hour I had a dozen beautiful muffins ready to be devoured by my anxious five year old. He graciously gave these a 5 star rating and suggested we make them again soon.

chocolate banana muffins recipe

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins


  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup extra light tasting olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or mist with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir until fully incorporated. Fill your tins 3/4 full with batter and bake 20 minutes.
So what do you think? Ready to take the plunge and try olive oil in a recipe of your own?

Vanessa Barker

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

I have a bunch of bananas sitting on the counter begging to be baked with. Can't wait to try this. I think they'll be perfect for Will's after school snack.

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Wednesday 8th of October 2014

Mmmmm these pool delightful! I am going to try swapping out!

Lauren Allen

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

I'm always looking for ways to use up old bananas! Thanks for the recipe!

Annette Belnap

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

These look amazing, pinning for later!

Natalie @ TheCreativeMom

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

You always have the yummiest recipes!!! Can't wait to try this one!

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