One-Bowl Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
One-bowl / one-pot
1 Tbsp (7 g)ground flaxseeds
3 Tbsp (45 mL)water
¾ cup (168 g)granulated sugar
⅓ cup (80 mL)unsweetened applesauce
⅓ cup (73 g)refined coconut oil, melted†
1 tsp (5 mL)
¼ cup (26 g)
1 tsp (5 g)baking soda
1 tsp (3 g)baking powder
1½ cups (207 g)all-purpose flour
1.8 oz (50 g)dairy-free dark chocolate, coarsely chopped, plus extra for topping
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C), and lightly grease or line the inside of a muffin tin.
- To a large bowl, add the ground flaxseeds and water, mix, and allow to sit for 5 minutes to gel.
- Then add the bananas and mash until very well combined.
- Whisk in the sugar, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and mix again.
- Then add the flour, mixing until just combined. Some streaks remaining are okay. Gently fold in the chocolate. Be careful not to over-mix
- Evenly divide the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Top each muffin with extra chocolate chunks, if desired, and bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
- †Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. If you prefer a distinct coconut taste, use unrefined coconut oil instead.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days.
- Store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
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Nutrition per muffin
Calories 236 kcal
|Total fat||8.6 g|
|Saturated fat||6.3 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||38.7 g|
|Dietary fiber||2.6 g|
|Total sugars||19.6 g|
|Added sugars||14.9 g|
|Vitamin A||1 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||2.8 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin K||1 μg|
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Delicious delicious yumm I used a little less apple sauce cause I didn’t have the required amount but the were still delicious. Can you do a substitution list?
As every PUL recipes also this one is amazing. Highly suggested
They’re so much softer and moister than I expected. Definitely a win!
Loging the app and how easy it is to follow a recipe. Tried the double chocolate muffins today with my 5yo daughter, she was engaged every step
These are a hit in our house and a great way to use up leftover bananas 😊
Are there any non-oil alternatives to the coconut oil in this recipe that you'd recommend? Like additional banana or vegan yogurt for instance?
This was so delicious!!!! Very filling as well which I loved. My little brothers loved it, very nice and moist, and soft texture! Will be making again!
Those muffins are great! We make then often and anyone who tries them raves. Thanks for the many recipes we have tried and loved. Your site is so easy to use !
This is a family hit! We don't make them fully vegan (use semi-sweet chocolate chips) and sometimes an egg if we don't have applesauce on hand. But they are a great way to use up our extra ripe bananas when we want a chocolatey treat instead of banana bread. I love that it gets all mixed up in one bowl for less dishes and its easy enough that my kids love to help out.
Moving on to test some of the soup recipes next!
These sound great and Hu is my favorite chocolate right now and I can’t believe it’s the one you linked. Wow. Making these tomorrow!
These are def a treat like a cupcake :) I didnt have 3 bananas, so I subbed about 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree. I also added a bit of water since my batter was dry. These are super easy and tasty. Nuke for 15 seconds, and they are just perfect! They are extremely banana-y, so even with 2 bananas, the flavor of the chocolate was just slight. I would experiment with more pumpkin and less banana next time to make these a tad less sweet and banana-forward.
perfect lazy sunday dessert ✨🧁
Wish there wasn't as much white flour in this recipe. 😌
If I don’t have ground flaxseed, can I use whole flaxseeds instead? If not, what are good substitutes?
Saw your story and made it right away. Such a treat! It's like banana bread and chocolate, what's not to like?
Is there something we can use instead of the applesauce?
I tried these with your chocolate frosting and they were divine! Thank you so much!
I tried making muffins but they always end up uncooked in the middle. The outside bakes to the point of burning whilst the inside is hollow. I use a oven like air fryer.
I omitted the oil and sugar, just ajustes the recipe to my dietary requirements.
What am I doing wrong?
I thought it was the tins but when I used ceramic ones the same thing happened.
Am I overloading the fryer? Does the expiration of baking powder matter?
Very tasty! And goo-y!
When I baked them 15 minutes , took them out of the oven and let them cool down and got the cakes out of their siliconmuffinshapes, the bottoms were very soggy, some parts even stuck to the bottom of the muffintin.
Did I grease the tins too much?
I ended up flipping the cakes upside down and baked them for another 15 minutes, which helped but the tops on the bottom got a bit dark.
I used 2/3 of the sugar suggested and it was still good! I would say I used chocolate that was too dark so it made the muffins bitter. But otherwise a really good vegan chocolate banana muffin recipe.
So good! I used frozen bananas, the result was great!
I did this recipe multiple times, it's always a success. These muffins are DELICIOUS! Thank you.
Recommend!! Best recipe when you have bananas that are not looking the best. Or even if you just want a good banana/chocolate treat.
So good!! No fluffy I made little mini ones too.
These are a dream! So moist and chocolatey - everything you ever want in a muffin.
Literally the best muffins I've ever made! So fluffy, not dry at all and the banana-chocolate flavour is just perfect <3 Thank you PUL :D
These muffins taste like cupcakes! So delicious! I added an extra banana instead of the applesauce so its super banana-y
These muffins are just delicious! I’m a pastry chef and experimenting with vegan recipes for the home cook. Replaced coconut oil with a light extra virgin olive oil. Baked up great. Thanks so much!!
Hands down best muffins ever! We were amazed how fluffy and delicious they were!!
Congratulations Sadia and pick up limes team!!!
They came out from the oven super tasty - really packed with flavour - so everyone loved them! Will definitely do this recipe again. And it worked great to replace the flaxseed with chia seeds.
great after freezing!
Delish! Delish! Delicious!
I'm at it again! :D
I made one substitute and reduced the amount; I used a melted butter instead of an oil and they were perfect! Moist, chocolatey, gooey, and fluffy. Smelled fabulous. The banana undertone (used two since that's all I had) was wonderful. Next time, I'll try the coconut oil :)
Taking them to work for a coworker's bday! So thankful and excited! :)
Just a fun anecdote: While having a lovely conversation with a grocery attendant about a few ingredients I was looking for, we touched based on tahini and what one could do with it. I've been using it in overnight oats going on three weeks now and with a few other dishes. I showed her my favorite brand and typed in 'tahini' in the search bar of the PUL website and she was blown away by the beauty of it all! I scrolled up and down and showed her the feature of the recipe scale, filter features, and the photos!! She was captivated by it all that she told me to stop! HA! This was after she had told me how hard it was to keep her paycheck since she works at a fun grocery store.
Thanks PUL for all the hard work, dedication, joy, and beauty that you put into this mission.
Absolutely love these! We keep coming back to this recipe every time and it never disappoints! Thanks Sadia for sharing so many great recipes with all of us and congrats on the new website! 😊
These are so so good! Especially helpful right before your period when those chocolate cravings are at its worst! Really delicious and my neice has a great time liking the bowl after we put them in the muffin tin. I thinks its her favorite part to be honest, aside from when she eats them!
Delicious recipe. Made two times: first time used banana instead apple sauce, turned out still delicious but more firm, second time made it with home made apple sauce and turned out amazing and soft. My 2 year old and 5 year old love it, too. So I could say children approved^^. This one is one of my favourites sweet recipe. ^^
This recipe is great! I just tried it out and used soybased yoghurt instead of applesauce and granulated stevia (as i can't have apples & sugar), the muffins still came out very fluffy and tasty :)
Love this recipe! Although I had to bake the muffins longer than 15 minutes, they came out deliciously moist and fluffy!
Delicious recipe. I made these today with home-made apple sauce (first time I have ever made apple sauce, and I didn't realise it was so easy!) .I will definitely be making these again :)
Absolutely love this recipe- I return to it constantly. Quick and delicious!
Thanks PUL for making these easy to access and easy to follow :) ❤️
I swap sugar to dates and the muffin still tastes amazing!
I have been making this recipe for 2 years and this is my absolute go-to snacks/breakfast idea!
These are the most amazing muffins! Even though I don't make them fully vegan, double up on the cocoa and use less sugar (I think the bananas are sweet enough to just use 100g sugar), this is my favourite muffin recipe. They are ALWAYS a hit with everyone; people especially comment on the texture which is moist and fluffy. Even my slightly critical Dad asked me to send him the recipe. :)
I usually don't love chocolate-banana anything but I'd be lying if I said I haven't eaten several of these when I got peckish... They're simply divine.
These are amazing!! So chocolatey and rich!
I tried this recipe for a party. Everyone liked it!
This recipe is amazing, super tasty! I made it as a cake instead of muffins, 30 minutes in the oven and it's ready, super rich and moist. Thank you!
These are the most AMAZING chocolate muffins, enjoyed by kids and non-vegans alike (not that I'd want to share)! 🤤
Delicious! My kids loved them!
Thank you so much for these recipes and for all that you do! Your videos are a major reason into why I adapted a Vegan lifestyle and eating amazing wholesome foods.😊
They turned out so great! Thanks.
A truly awesome muffin recipe! My Toddler loves these but I want to adapt the recipe to make mini muffins instead. What would be your suggestions? Thank you.
Hi PUL! I'm trying to create healthy snacks for my kids to avoid giving them snacks with preservatives in them. So THANK YOU so much for this muffin recipe! What "grease" did you use to grease the muffin tin in the video? and was that regular paper napkin that you used to grease it? Is your muffin tin a non-stick one? If not, what type is it?
Sooooo tasty, thank you for this amazing recipe! 😊
Best muffins EVER 😍