Healthy Double Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

Sometimes, when I sit down to write a post, I have absolutely no idea what to say. Today was one of those times.

I started this post off about how cold the mornings are becoming and how these breakfast muffins save my life because I’m too lazy to make myself breakfast at 6.30am. I’m too busy hitting the snooze button.

Then I started writing about how my puppy is currently hiding in the corner under the dining table. Because she ate a shoe and knows she did bad, so as soon as I got home her tail went between her legs and she ran and hid under the table.

No kidding. She’ll probably stay there hiding until someone bribes her out with a healthy chocolate muffin (no, I don’t actually feed my dog chocolate. But the smell of it gets her out from under the table).

But I didn’t want to bore you to death with my ramblings.

So moving along, these muffins are like these, in that they are both filling, taste good and are great to grab and go in the early morning on my way out the door.

But these particular breakfast muffins are healthy.

Like, full of oats, wholemeal flour, fruit, calcium and protein. I actually worked out that each muffin only had 1 teaspoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of chocolate chips. That’s all the bad stuff.

The rest is all good, so eat up.


Adapted from Eat Good 4 Life.

1 banana, mashed
110g applesauce (4 oz)
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flax meal (or more rolled oats)
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl, combine banana, applesauce, egg, oil, milk, vanilla and sugar.

Mix in flour, oats, flax meal, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Fill each muffin liner with about 2 tablespoons of batter, until it is 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.

24 Thoughts on “Healthy Double Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

  1. Heheh double chocolate is healthy lol!

  2. Cool, thanks for linking to my recipe :-) I am glad you like them as we do!! Yours look really good and you used apple sauce and they still turned our perfect :-)

    • Hey, you’re welcome, it was a great recipe! I used the applesauce because I didn’t want them to taste too much banana and they were awesome :-) Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Diane on May 14, 2012 at 5:09 am said:

    Thank you for this recipe and the link to Eat Good 4 Life. My husband loves chocolate and this may just be the healthier version he’ll eat. Can’t wait to try it.

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  6. Victoria on November 1, 2012 at 3:00 am said:

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I just baked them and they are delicious! I had to use 2 bananas cause I had no apple sauce, and added half chocolate chips and half pecans and they turned out great. I had a look at your other recipes and I know I’m gonna love your blog, You have a new subscriber!
    I feel identified with your story, I have a degree in Chemical Engineering but lately I feel all I want to do is bake, it makes me happy! I’m completely new in this, but maybe later on I would pursue a sweeter career like you =)

    • Hey Victoria! Oh I’m so glad you liked these :-) it sounds good with the 2 bananas and the pecans too!
      Happy to hear you’ve subscribed! Hope you enjoy following along!
      And I think if baking is what you enjoy, you should totally do it! Even just getting baking at home and teaching yourself can be so great :-)
      Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  7. Fantastic pictures! They make me really want to whip up a batch of these muffins! It doesn’t hurt that chocolate and healthy are both in the title for this recipe. 😉

    • Thanks so much! :-) I love that chocolate and healthy are both a part of these muffins too 😉 and I might just have to whip up another batch myself! Hope you enjoy.

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  9. How can I print just the recipe? I thought that was what I was doing but just went through 12 pages with all the pictures and comments.

    • Wow Ann, that’s crazy. I would say you need to copy and paste just the recipe itself into a word document, then print that.
      I have just started using a recipe box plugin where you can just click “print” on the page on my newest post, but haven’t updated the old ones, sorry!

  10. I tried these, and they are great! I was wondering, though, if you think I could substitute plain Greek yogurt for the banana? This way I’d taste more of the chocolate and get a protein boost. I, too, love the fact that these are healthy and chocolately. =)

  11. Ann Harrell on March 13, 2013 at 5:08 am said:

    Ok, I’ll try again. I still don’t know how to print just the recipe. I got 12 pages the included all the comments and pictures. Then a notice came up that said this was a duplicate question even though I had only asked it once and then it printed the entire blog again. Now I have 24 pages.

    • Hi Ann. I have to approve comments before they come up on the blog, which is why you must have thought your first one didn’t go through. I replied to your other comment. Sorry you ended up with 24 pages :-(

  12. Rebecca on August 28, 2013 at 2:04 pm said:

    Yup, people should stop reading the comments and just start making these. That good. I did use white flour ad there was a lack of wheat flour (or none), and substituted a 1/4 cup of sugar with chocolate protein powder. These are so moist and heavy, great with coffee. Next time I will make “muffin” size as opposed to cupcake size. Thanks for putting this out there!

  13. Paula on June 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm said:

    These are wonderful!

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