Chocolate Banana Split Muffin

Chocolate Banana Split Muffins from Eat Dairy Free

  • Author: Alisa Fleming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (*see GF substitute below)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mashed, very ripe banana (about 2 medium/large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut, grapeseed, olive or rice bran oil (we used coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 tablespoon cocoa powder **


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease 12 muffin cups, or line them with cupcake liners. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the banana, sugar, water, oil and vanilla with a hand mixer until relatively smooth.   Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and stir until just combined.  Do not overmix: a few small lumps are okay. 
  4. Transfer half of the bater to the flour bowl and stir in the cocoa powder (use 2 for a lighter chocolate or 3 for more intense chocolate flavor). 
  5. Using 2 separate spoons, fill each prepared muffin cup half with the chocolate banana batter and half with the plain banana bater (roughly side by side). 
  6. Bake 20 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. 
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes in the cups before removing the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or individually wrap the muffins in plastic wrap and freeze to enjoy later. 


* Gluten-free option included: Substitute 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour or sorghum flour, 1/4 cup potato starch, 1/4 cup tapioca starch, and 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum for the flour. 

**Batch shown in my photos was using 2 TB cocoa powder, which I will increase next time. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: dairy-free, vegan, nut-free
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