SRC: Layered Chocolate Banana Muffins

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It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club post :)

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This month I had Noelle’s blog- Opera Singer in the Kitchen. I really enjoyed looking around her blog because she had tons of vegetarian/vegan recipes. However, I decided for this month that I was in the mood to bake, so I settled on these Double Layer Chocolate Banana Bars. They seemed like the perfect way for me to use up the overly ripe bananas I had and they were just a bit more exciting than plain old banana bread.

I followed her recipe pretty closely but did make a few changes. Since the recipe was vegan, and I didn’t need that, I used real butter and eggs. I also used white whole wheat flour instead of pastry and half the amount of sugar. Plus, I only used a sprinkling of chocolate chips and no peanuts. Lastly, I decided to make muffins instead of bars.

They turned out great! I brought them to work and they were a huge hit!

They were super easy to throw together:

And the end result even looked kinda fancy!



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. SO COOL! I am glad you liked the recipe and even got to share it with friends. :-)
    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

  2. Yum!! And they look really pretty, too!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..Shin Splints Stink.

  3. So much fun! Love the two layers – plus chocolate and banana are such a great combination! Great SRC choice, yum! :)
    sara recently posted..SRC: Portuguese Corn Bread

  4. Neat! I love the layers. That makes eating even more fun. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Sprouting Chickpeas + High on Raw

  5. i love layered recipes! delish!
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..SRC: Quinoa Pancakes

  6. So pretty! Love the hidden layer of chocolate at the bottom of each muffin… finding a bit of surprise chocolate is never a bad thing, in my books. :)

  7. Looks amazing!

  8. Those are lovely! I love her blog too, she always has such great recipes

  9. YUM!

  10. I love the look! So cute. I bet they were great!
    Lily recently posted..A New Found Love

  11. What a great way to re-invent a old classic.
    NO REASON NEEDED recently posted..Banana Sticky Buns

  12. Now that’s my kind of muffin! The best of both worlds.
    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies recently posted..Poppy Chow – SRC

  13. These look fabulous, definitely going to try this one! I have some really ripe bananas ready to be used!
    Shelby recently posted..English Muffin Bread – Secret Recipe Club Post

  14. Love the layers! What a fun twist on banana muffins. YUM!

  15. While I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate banana combo, I LOVE the effect you got here. My mind is reeling with other ways to do this with flavor combinations I am a fan of. Great SRC pick!
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies recently posted..Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes for Aimée

  16. I love the layered look and they sure sound delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook
    Lisa~~ recently posted..Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter

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