1 1/2 cups (384 g) no-stir smooth peanut butter (or almond butter)
3 ripe bananas (300 g, weighed after peel is removed), mashed
3 eggs (150 g, weighed out of shell) at room temperature, beaten
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (126 g) honey
3/4 cup (60 g) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch processed will work just fine)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 ounces miniature dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line the wells of a standard 12-cup muffin tin and set it aside.
In a large bowl, place the peanut butter, bananas, eggs and honey, and beat with a handheld mixer until very well-combined. Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and mix with a spatula until just combined. Beat the mixture again with a handheld mixer until very well-combined. The batter should be thick but soft and as smooth as possible.
Divide the batter evenly among the prepared wells of the muffin tin, and shake the tin back and forth to distribute the batter in an even layer in each well. Sprinkle the optional miniature chocolate chips evenly on top of the batter in each well.
Place the tin in the center of the preheated oven and bake until the tops of the muffins are puffed and spring back and feel relatively firm when pressed gently in the center (about 25 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. They freeze exceptionally well when placed in a well-sealed freezer-safe container. Defrost at room temperature or in the microwave.
Originally published on the blog in 2016; recipe scaled up to make more generous mufins, most photos and video new, some text new.