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Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting

Easily one of my favorite muffins.

This banana bread is all decked out.

It’s made with cocoa powder, oatmeal, and of course bananas, then topped with a quick and easy peanut butter frosting that’s slightly thicker than a glaze.

This chocolate banana bread is so good on it’s own, but when topped with peanut butter frosting, it’s even better.

The peanut butter frosting tastes wonderful along with each bite of the chocolate muffin.

It even doubles for a dessert when fancied up with decorative muffin liners and sprinkles.

Here are more recipes with chocolate you may like “Chocolate on Chocolate Dessert in a Glass“, “Triple Chocolate Mocha and Banana Malted Smoothie” and “Double Chocolate Butterfinger Brownies“.

So let’s check out the ingredients and how to make them.

For the Muffins – very ripe bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, quick or old fashioned oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, canola oil, milk and vanilla extract

For the Frosting – powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, milk and vanilla extract.  And candy sprinkles for garnish (optional)

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for the bananas.

Mix the ingredients together.

Next,

to the mixing bowl,

add mashed bananas.

Using a spatula,

gently stir the bananas into the batter.

Add cupcake/muffin liners to a muffin tin.

Transfer the batter into a large pouring measuring cup and….

…pour the batter into the muffin liners filling each one two thirds full.

Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a muffin (about 20 minutes).

Carefully transfer the muffins to a cooling rack.

Let cool before frosting them.

For the Frosting:

In a medium size bowl, add powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, and milk.

With a spoon, stir until creamy.

Top each muffin with frosting.

Add candy sprinkles right after frosting each muffin so they’ll stick.

Then…

…grab a fork…

…peel the muffin liner back and…

…dig right in.

Or forget about the fork, take a big old bite and enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Muffin Recipes You May Like:

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel

Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins with Peanut Butter Streusel

Goblin Chocolate Tootsie Roll Cupcakes

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Chocolate Banana Bread Muffin

Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting

Easily one of my favorite muffins! 
Print Pin
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
(Cook time assumes 2 batches are made): 1 minute
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Muffins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 3 small very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • Frosting

For the Frosting:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

For the Muffins:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for the bananas. Mix the ingredients together. Using a spatula, gently stir the mashed bananas into the batter. Transfer the batter into a large pouring measuring cup.
  • Add cupcake/muffin liners to a muffin tin. Pour the batter into the muffin liners filling each one two thirds full. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a muffin (about 20 minutes).
  • Carefully transfer the muffins to a cooling rack. Let cool before frosting them. 
  • Top each muffin with frosting and add candy sprinkles (optional) right after frosting each muffin so that they’ll stick.

For the Frosting:

  • In a medium size bowl, add all ingredients and stir until creamy.
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