Chocolate, Banana, and Buttermilk Muffins

Chocolate, banana, and buttermilk muffins are a lightly sweet and slightly hearty way to start the day! It’s like healthy chocolate cake for breakfast.


1 cup white flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup semisweet cocoa powder

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly whisked

2 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Combine the white and whole wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the brown and white sugar, buttermilk, eggs, and bananas and stir until mostly smooth.
  3. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet in stages, making sure not to overmix the batter. Place paper liners in a muffin tin, and distribute the batter evenly. Each muffin cup should be about 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.

13 thoughts on “Chocolate, Banana, and Buttermilk Muffins”

  1. I completely agree with you about muffins! And this is the kind of muffin that makes me bitterly resent the fact that I hate bananas so much. 🙁 Yum, all that cocoa powder… buttermilk…

  2. Heck yes, girl, use away! I’d love to see that. and seconding “languishing”- I love that word, too, and it’s very appropriate for items in my kitchen on a regular basis, I find 🙂

  3. I’m working on a post about how to use up leftover buttermilk, and what do I find? Gorgeous Chocolate Banana Cupcakes, errr…I mean, muffins! Mind if I include the link in my post? Also, languishing is one of my all time favorite words. Good usage.

  4. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    These are awesome Ruthy! I am the same way — all the expired stuff goes in the baked goods. Plus bananas. Bonus points for chocolate!!! Also buttermilk makes everything way way WAY better.

  5. What a delicious combination of flavors!!! Any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast is fine in my book 🙂

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