These strawberry chocolate banana muffins taste just so good and so much healthier than a typical muffin. Soft, moist chocolatey and fruity they're the perfect afternoon snack.
Banana strawberry and chocolate muffins are so easy to make
I have a real love of muffins. I love to eat them and I love to make them. They are one of the easiest things you can make. So if you are scared of baking, don't be. Just put all the ingredients in a bowl, fold them together and that's basically it with most muffin recipes.
The thing that's even better about these chocolate strawberry muffins is that they are full of fruit as well as being chocolaty! They're a great way of using up those overripe bananas that we all have and don't want to eat any more because the skin's all brown. Just mash them up and put them in some fruity banana muffins.
Ingredients for strawberry banana muffins
To make these muffins you'll need:
- Bananas - It's best if they're very ripe and easy to mash up.
- Eggs - I usually use large eggs
- Vegetable oil - You can use light olive oil too.
- Vanilla extract
- Self-raising flour - You can replace this with plain flour plus an extra teaspoon of baking powder.
- Baking powder
- Cocoa powder - Or cacao powder
- Caster sugar
- Strawberries - You can replace the strawberries with another berry. Raspberries and blueberries are both great in these fruity muffins.
Ways to adapt these chocolate banana muffins
I almost always make muffins with overripe bananas and this recipe is just an adaptation of one my favourite muffin recipes. I've never posted the basic recipe but I've made them with chocolate chips, mini creme eggs and raisins.
That's not all though as I suspect this summer I'll try a few more fruity variations. I think plums or nectarines would be fantastic in these fruity muffins as would other berries like raspberries or blueberries.
In fact, just thinking about the other variations I could make has me wanting to rush out to buy bananas again. Just so I can let some of them go black!
What to do with too many overripe bananas
If you have too many overripe bananas then just peel and freeze them to use later. Wrap the individual bananas in cling film and lay them on a tray in the freezer. When they have frozen, put them all together in a freezer bag. Just defrost the bananas whenever you need them. They should be fine in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Alternatively you can slice them first then take the pieces straight from the freezer and put them in smoothies.
When to eat chocolate strawberry banana muffins
I love these chocolate banana muffins as an afternoon snack but you could even eat them for breakfast. You can also eat them as a dessert fresh from the oven with a little cream, ice cream or yogurt, depending on how decadent you're feeling!
Can you freeze these muffins?
Because of the fresh strawberries these chocolate banana muffins won't keep for longer than 2-3 days at most after you've baked them but they do freeze well. So if you won't have time to eat them when they're freshly made then just pop some of them in the freezer. You'll thank yourself later.
You can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just wrap them up well in an airtight bag or container.
Are you looking for more fruity muffin recipes?
How about these ones?
Or these cranberry and orange muffins? And if you just want something with lots of chocolate in, try these rocky road squares!
Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Muffins
- 2 bananas
- 2 eggs
- 100 ml vegetable oil
- 30 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 180 g self-raising flour
- 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 45 g cocoa powder
- 170 g caster sugar
- 200 g strawberries quartered (or halved if they are small)
- Using a fork, mash the bananas in the bottom of a large mixing bowl until they have become a puree.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients, except the strawberries. Sift in the cocoa powder if it is lumpy. Fold together until everything is just combined. Don't overmix. Fold in the strawberry pieces.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin cases.
- Put a couple of spoonfuls of mixture into each case. The cases should be about two thirds full.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 20 minutes.
- Cool for a few minutes in the tin then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Oh my, I wish I had one of these muffins right now to go with my coffee. They look absolutely gorgeous. Strawberries and chocolate are so good together!
They are! Chocolate and strawberries is such a great combination, isn't it? I wish I had some left.
We have lots of overripe bananas in the freezer too, set aside for smoothies, "ice cream", and banana cake. These muffins look like another great way to use them!
I would have far more overripe bananas if the weather would warm up a bit too! I'm managing to eat all the bananas before they have time to go a little bit brown!
Anna l Serving Dumplings
Never tried the combo of banana muffins with strawberries. I think it tastes amazing!
Oh it does! I make these without strawberries and with chocolate chips in instead but they are lovely with strawberries.
Chocolate and strawberries? Bring it on. Your muffins sound delicious. I bought my first strawberries of the season yesterday. They were picked that morning just around the corner and they're so good. Looking forward to lots of strawberry recipes now.
I can't wait to pick strawberrries too! Our local pick your own opens late May and we always go a few times and pick as many as we can.
Cat | Curly's Cooking
These look great! I love using bananas in muffins and making muffins in general.
I love bananas with chocolate! I'm so pleased you like these Cat!
Strawberries and chocolate. A classic combo for sure! I'm loving these muffins! Will be checking out some of those other muffin variations you mentioned.
Thanks Rachel! Strawberries and chocolate has to be one of the best combinations ever!
Wow! Corina your Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Muffins look so delicious. I think my kids would absolutely love them. Commenting as BritMums Baking Round-up Editor. 🙂 x
Thanks Julie - I try to give my kids some extra fruit when I can! x
Lynn | The Road to Honey
Such a pretty little muffin. I love the pops of red coming from the juicy berries. It makes the muffins look so nice and jammy.
Thanks! I do think the red strawberries look good against the chocolatey brown muffins - It's nice to have a splash of colour in there too!
Bananas are great in muffins - and I love the idea of chocolate and strawberry too - you can excuse the chocolate because of all the fruit!
Exactly Fiona! That's what I like to think too!
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Those berries look SO juicy and plump in these muffins. I'm totally swooning over here!
They were lovely and juicy! I really like muffins with juicy bits of fruit in - I've got to make them again!
Gabby | The Tolerant Table
These look lovely Corina! I've never tried strawberry but I do like blueberry or peach muffins. Must try some other fruits too
I love blueberry muffins too but I haven't tried peach ones! I will soon though as they seem to turn really quickly when the weather is hot and this is a great way of using them.
Kat (The Baking Explorer)
Wow Corina, these muffins look stunning! The photos are gorgeous too. A great use of bananas, I always have some in the freezer for smoothies. Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite
Thanks Kat! I am definitely going to have to freeze some this week as I went overboard buying fruit and they are all looking a bit soft and blackened now.
Anna @ shenANNAgans
You would think after all these years blogging I'd know NOT to comment on my fave bloggers posts when I'm hungry. Oh man.... I could totally go one of these beauties right now. Pics are awesome too.
Thanks Anna! I am wishing I had some left to eat too!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
What a great recipe Corina! I bet they were a complete winner! Given how fast our bananas have been spoiling in the hot weather I think I may well me trying this out! Definitely pinning,
Thanks Angela! It's ridiculous how quickly bananas go black in this weather isn't it? I've got a whole bunch that I'm going to have to freeze soon as no one wants to eat them any more. At least this recipe is a good way of using some of them. x
Kate - gluten free alchemist
Now these sound great! Banana and strawberry in one muffin? AND chocolate????? I have a lovely banana-chocolate muffin recipe..... next time I make them, I may just have to add strawberries!!!! x
Oh definitely! That is exactly what I've done here with my banana and chocolate muffin recipe. x
Karman | The Nutrition Adventure
Strawberry, chocolate, AND Banana?! What a wonderful trio!
Thanks Karman! It is a great combo,isn't it?
These look so delicious! Wonder if I could make them with Oat flour?
I haven't baked with oat flour before but do let me know if they work with oat flour if you try them.
Oh, I love a good muffin, they are good at breakfast as a dessert or snack. Yours look very scrumptious! Thank you for bringing this lovely recipe to #CookBlogShare:)
You're welcome Monika! I'm definitely a fan of strawberries in muffins now.
Glenda @ A Less Irritable Life
How have I never thought to put strawberries in muffins? What a great idea and alternative to using the standard blueberries or raspberries.
I have to say I hadn't thought to put strawberries in either until recently. I worried they would make the muffin soggy but I loved the really moist bits around the fruit!
These look sooo tasty and perfect...I was wondering what to do with a few strawberries I had left and I ended up with extra bananas this week as bought some in shops and got some in my Fruit & Veg box too. I can make these gluten free easy peasy!
I'm sure you can easily make them GF. Do let me know if you do! And if you like them of course.
These look great, look forward to the next set of overripe bananas 🙂 #brillblogposts
It's always good to have a recipe for fruit that's past its best! I have to say I make these muffins all the time just with a few simple swaps depending on what I have at home.
Those look delicious! You're making me hungry! #brilliantblogposts
So pleased you like them. I wish I had some left!
Chocolate + strawberries is such a wonderful combination! These muffins look delicious! <3 I'm gonna have to check out those lemon + raspbery ones too--they look really good!
Thanks Farrah! I make these muffins all the time just with different variations but I have to say they work really well with the strawberries.
Love the color of these!
Thanks! The red strawberries really brighten the muffins up, don't they?