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Banana chocolate muffins – 3 ingredients.

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Banana chocolate muffins – only three ingredients.

This is one of those cheater recipes that no one else needs to know about : ).  It’s delicious, quick and you probably have all the ingredients at home already.

This is a really old recipe that I published years ago. People are still making it and pinning it to Pinterest – a lot!   I thought I would share this old favorite.



Yes, it’s possible and they are delish. I was actually going to make my two-ingredient banana muffins but didn’t have any plain cake mix. All I had in my pantry was a chocolate cake mix.

Three ingredient banana chocolate muffins.

Banana Chocolate muffins – Printable

A printable copy of the recipe is further down this post.

What are the three ingredients:

Chocolate cake mix.
3-4 bananas, mashed.
2 eggs.

Truly, these are the simplest Banana Chocolate muffins you will find!  With just a box of chocolate cake mix, 3-4 medium bananas and a couple of eggs you have a delicious chocolate banana muffin.  Believe me, you’ll love them.  They look, smell and taste great!

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How do you make these three-ingredient banana chocolate muffins?

1. Mash bananas.  Bananas that are a little overripe are best!  I often make these muffins when my bananas didn’t get eaten as fast as I anticipated.

Mash those bananas!

2. Add cake mix.  Just the cake mix.  Do NOT add the other ingredients that are listed on the box.  I get asked this often.

Add cake mix

3. Add eggs. I just gently drop them on the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating them into the rest of the mix ingredients. Why dirty another dish!

Bananas, chocolate cake mix and now eggs.

4. Mix then place in 12 well muffin tin.  I use muffin/cupcake liners to keep my muffin tins clean.  I do what I can to avoid any extra dishes that I have to wash.

Mix everything together. It will be lumpy because of the mashed bananas.

A huge tip that makes cleaning up a lot easier.  I’ve started using scoops for a lot of my prep. work.  For this recipe, I scoop the muffin dough.  It makes sure each muffin well gets the same amount of dough and it doesn’t dribble onto the pan (or the counter).  I also use them when I make my favorite meatballs and cookies!  The kinds of scoops I use look like this (click on the picture of the scoops to see more info):

5. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 16-18 minutes.

Fresh out of the oven. Oh, that chocolate and banana smell – so yummy!

Oh, these are good! The taste of bananas is definitely there, not totally overwhelmed by the chocolate. In my opinion, a perfect balance of banana and chocolate. I did add the 2 eggs to this recipe. Totally optional. But, I found it made the texture more similar to traditionally baked muffins.

Honestly, this is one of the best super easy cheating recipes!


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Banana Chocolate muffins

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  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 34 bananas (mashed.)
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Mash bananas
  2. Add cake mix
  3. Add eggs. I just gently drop them into the mix and use a fork to beat them before incorporating into the rest of the mix ingredients. Why dirty another dish!
  4. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 16-18 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if done.

Do you have any other super easy recipes?

Yes! Here are a few suggestions for you.
1. Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.
2. Two ingredient banana muffins

3.  Pumpkin Blueberry muffins – a delicious flavorful scratch recipe.




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