Dark Chocolate Banana Flax Muffins

Source:   |  Category: Baking, Breakfast, Whole Flaxseed, Ground Flaxseed

These muffins are moist and packed with Flavour!


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 6 Tbsp (90 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder (sift if lumpy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 Tbsp (30 mL) whole flaxseed
1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup whole wheat flour2/3 cup ground flaxseed6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (sift if lumpy)1 1/2 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt3 large eggs, at room temperature3 bananas, mashed1 cup coconut milk1/2 cup canola oil1/3 cup maple syrup1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cup chopped dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided1 Tbsp whole flaxseed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Line muffin tins with paper cups. Fill any empty wells with water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, flaxseed, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring well.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, bananas, coconut milk, oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until almost combined. Stir in half of the chopped chocolate.
  4. Scoop the batter into muffin tins and sprinkle remaining chocolate and flaxseed on top.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the muffin tins and let cool completely.

Yield: 16 mufins.

Serving Size:  1 muffin. Each piece contains 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat17 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Carbohydrates31 g
Fiber4 g
Sugars13 g
Protein5 g
Sodium170 mg
Potassium260 mg

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