Chocolate Espresso Banana Muffins

These chocolate espresso banana muffins have a deep, rich flavor that's pure indulgence (but they're WW friendly)!

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chocolate espresso banana muffins

We’ve all been there. The age old story where you buy bananas, forget about those bananas, and then end up with some very overly ripe bananas, but it feels wasteful to throw them away. That’s what inspired me to create this recipe (and pretty much every other banana recipe on my website). I already have a few recipes for banana bread, banana crepes, and banana bars – so I wanted to try something new. That’s how these chocolate espresso banana muffins came to be!  

These muffins may have banana in them, but that’s not the main flavor profile. These are super rich and chocolatey, with a subtle hint of coffee that makes them reminiscent of dark chocolate. The bananas add great texture, and some sweetness while keeping them WW friendly. These are great switch up from typical banana, breads, and make for a really yummy breakfast or dessert. Unsurprisingly, they go great with a cup of coffee. Enjoy!  

chocolate espresso banana muffins

Making Chocolate Espresso Banana Muffins

These are pretty simple to make, and it’s a smaller batch recipe that makes eight large muffins. You could also double the recipe and make this in a loaf pan, mini loaf, pan, etc.  

chocolate espresso banana muffins

Preheat your oven to 350F. First, mash your bananas really well, and then add your vanilla extract, beaten egg, brown sugar, coffee extract, melted butter, and mix together. In a separate bowl, combine your flour, sweetener, baking soda, espresso, cocoa powder, cinnamon. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into sprayed, lined muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 of the way. I like to use these silicone muffin liners. Top with chocolate chips, then bake for 20-25 min, until a toothpick comes out clean. I used regular semisweet chocolate chips, but you can use a more WW-friendly chocolate like Lily’s, or omit entirely. Let cool and enjoy! 

chocolate espresso banana muffins

Chocolate Espresso Banana Muffins

Jacklin Altman
These muffins have a deep, rich flavor that's indulgent, but they're still a great WW-friendly treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 muffins
Calories 161 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Muffin Tin

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp salted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 bananas overripe and mashed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar substitute packed
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tsp espresso extract
  • 2 tbsp instant espresso powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a mixing bowl, mash bananas thoroughly and add egg, cooled melted butter. vanilla, coffee extract, brown sugar and mix to combine fully.
  • In another bowl, sift together flour, monk fruit, baking soda, cinnamon, espresso powder, cocoa powder. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  • Divide batter into 8 lined muffin tin wrappers in a muffin tin (I spray with some cooking spray as well prior to filling), they should be about 2/3 of the way full. Top with chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 min, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

Notes

Each muffin is 4 points on WW as written. You can reduce the points by skipping or swapping the chocolate chips. Click here to add to WW app.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 255mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword muffins, muffin, espresso, weight watchers, WW, chocolate, banana
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