[eggless] Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins

[eggless] Chocolate Banana Muffins via thenovicechefblog.com

Does anyone else keep putting off grocery shopping for no logical reason? It has gotten so bad this week that I ate old stale Wheat Thins and Grapes for lunch. I have no excuse for not going grocery shopping. I have 3 different stores within 2 miles of my house, I have the time and I have the money.

It’s not like when I first moved out of my parents house and I was waiting for payday – because holy crap, do you know how much a box of cereal costs!!? Learning that a box of cereal was $4 and a gallon of milk was almost as much, was a total shell shock when I first lived on my own. Considering I can easily eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner…it was an expensive habit to keep. (Pssst: I love cereal so much, I even wrote a cookbook about it. It’s on shelves in 2 weeks!! You can pre-order it today!)

But that’s neither here nor there these days – I can obviously afford to buy myself some groceries…it’s the shoe habit that’s putting Jorge and I in the hole. πŸ˜‰

[eggless] Chocolate Banana Muffins via thenovicechefblog.com

So since I am unreasonably avoiding the grocery store, I couldn’t make my favorite Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins with our overripe bananas that were sitting on the counter staring at me all week. I was out of eggs and Nutella. I feel so ashamed right now — what food blogger doesn’t have Nutella???

I could have easily gone to the grocery store, or to the Walgreens that is literally right in front of my neighborhood, but that required putting on real clothes. (I try not to go out into the real world in my spandex leggings and oversized mens t-shirts. I’m worried I will see myself on that People Of Walmart site if I don’t stick to my rule of “You must wear clothes not made of spandex if you leave the house.”)

I took the lazy girl’s way out and decided to go on without eggs. Sure I couldn’t make my favorite banana muffins, but that doesn’t mean these are any less good! In fact, you won’t even miss the egg! I kept playing with the ratios and tasting the batter, so I’m sorry about the odd measurement of the oil, but you really do need 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of oil. 1/3 cup oil just wouldn’t have cut it! Oh and if you want an extra chocolate kick, I suggest adding some chocolate chips…because life is short and chocolate is tasty.

Yield: 12 muffins

(eggless) Chocolate Banana Muffins

Eggless Chocolate Banana Muffins in a basket.

These Eggless Chocolate Banana Muffins are the best make-ahead breakfast recipe. Who doesn't love to wake up to a chocolate muffin? Especially if you throw in some chocolate chips!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with liners or grease muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine banana and sugar. Whisk in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps. Fold in walnuts.
  4. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


recipe note: if you want walnuts on top for decoration, sprinkle on a few before baking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

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24 Responses
  1. VJ

    These turned out amazing, the batter smelled so delicious we couldn’t wait for these babies to get out of the oven!! My toddler and hubby demolished these…

  2. Stephanie

    Thank you! I had 3 very ripe bananas staring me down this morning and had already decided that banana muffins would be their fate. But I used all the eggs up yesterday between breakfast & making potato salad! So my search for egg free banana muffins brought me to you. They are in the oven now and we are anxiously awaiting the yummy goodness in store.

  3. Liz @ Books n' Cooks

    Tried these this morning – yum! And that means something since I’m not a banana lover πŸ™‚

  4. GAN

    Made these this weekend and used buttermilk instead of milk, they turned out absolutely delicious! The perfect combination of chocolate, and banana and ohhh soooo fluffy!

  5. maisoon

    I tried your recipe yesterday, with slight changes:
    – used yogurt instead of milk
    – replaced nuts with dark chocolate chips and peanut butter chips
    it was out of this world! my 1 yr son ate a whole muffin by himself :), this recipe is a keeper, thank you so much for sharing and happy new year

  6. sujatha

    hai there… i tried ur choco banana muffins just now today morning.. it was delicious.. i made it for my son for his lunch box… he loved t.. the sweetness is perfect.. THANKS for the recipe!!!!!!!!!! have a beautiful day ahead!!!!!!!

  7. Romika

    Just made these cup cakes for my 3.5 yrs old daughter, she loved it!!! Thanks so much for the recipe and the quantity of ingredients mentioned is just perfect!! I’m loving it, though I don’t like bananas, but its giving an awesome flavor to the cupcakes! πŸ™‚

  8. Angela @ The Dancer Bakes

    I made these today and swapped in low-fat buttermilk for the regular milk, and holy fluffy muffins, Batman! One of these barely even put a dent in my calorie intake for the day! Thanks for sharing such an easy, delectable recipe – I know I’ll be enjoying these for the rest of the week πŸ™‚

  9. Rayna

    An eggless muffin is perfect for those days where you’re too lazy to buy more, but still want some delicious treats. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Joanne

    “life is short and chocolate is tasty” – now THAT is a motto live by!

    And i totally get to be the same way. My grocery store is two blocks away and sometimes I still refuse to go buy eggs and butter.

  11. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    I luuuuurrve chocolate and bananas. I’ll be bookmarking this recipe for the day I’m too lazy to go buy eggs! πŸ™‚ Or should I say DAYS.

  12. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    I love that you didn’t add any wacky ingredients in place of the eggs, Jess! These are killer!

  13. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    these look lovely! maybe just throw in a few chocolate chips for me – I’m greedy πŸ™‚

  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Totally digging these! An eggless muffin comes in serious handy when TWO of your friends are allergic to eggs. Lovely!

  15. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Your muffins look so good! The combo of bananas + choc is a keeper and it’s amazing how bananas can work wonders – without eggs – and keep muffins so fluffy! I laughed at “It’s not like when I first moved out of my parents house and I was waiting for payday..” We’ve all been there πŸ™‚

  16. Tieghan

    These look perfect! Especially since the store is 45 minutes away and I am on my last egg, Ugh. Cant wait to get back to a normal town in 2 weeks!

    Anyway, these will me awesome! yUM!

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