Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chocolate Banana Muffin Bites

This was my second attempt at making a “flourless” dessert. The first banana bread was a big flop (or should I say glop?). I think the cocoa powder helps here. This originally was written as a cake recipe, but since I don’t have a round cake pan I tried it in a bread pan first. That turned out pretty good, but I knew that if I made them in a cupcake pan it would be easier to get it cooked all the way in the middle (and avoid gloppy-ness). These are yummy & even those who are not trying to go wheat, grain, or gluten free will enjoy them!

Chocolate Banana Muffin Bites

3 eggs

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup honey

¼ cup oil

1 cup mashed (ripe) bananas

½ cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 350. Beat or whip the eggs for 2 minutes (I’m using my rotary mixer I brought to Rwanda with me- remember those?) Add the remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Grease or insert paper liners in your muffin tin (12 muffins). Evenly distribute the batter in the muffin cups (about 1 inch of batter in each one). Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes & then remove.


This post is a part of Monday Mania, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and Real Food Wednesdays.


  1. This looks like such a simple, quick recipe, ill have to try it soon!

  2. @Ellie- yup! quick & uncomplicated, just the way I like it :)

  3. OMG - perfect for our GF family! when I do my post, Ill be sure to link back here!

  4. What a coincidence! I'm going to be posting something similar tomorrow, which is also a flourless chocolate cupcake. No banana, though. Will have to try that.


  5. @Em and Lib: thanks & let me know how they work for you!

    @Zoe: I have wanted to try some recipes I've seen for flourless chocolate cakes but they require baking chocolate which I have not found here in Rwanda yet. They all sound yummy, as I'm sure yours is too!

  6. This sounds positively delicious!OMG salivating over it=)



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