These little muffins LOOK like chocolate muffins but taste like banana and apple bread. Great for fussy eaters who are lured into trying by the resemblance of chocolate cake!

Ingredients (serves 3 | makes 25 Mini muffins)

  • 1 Cup Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Powder
  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 125 ml Apple Puree or 1 whole finely grated apple
  • 1 Cup Mashed Banana
  • 50g Melted Butter
  • 60 mls milk
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced and grease a mini muffin pan or mini muffin patty cases.
  2. Sift flour and cacao powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar. Add your butter, egg, milk, apple and banana. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for approx 15 Minutes.

Notes... You can half the amount of sugar if you like.

  • Haha it might lure my kids in to try it but I’m not sure they’ll eat more than a bite… A bit of a gamble for me


  • Disappointed to see sugar in this otherwise healthy and delicious looking recipe

    • Sorry you aren’t happy with the sugar. In my home we eat sugar in moderation. I allow the occasional treat. Which is why I use small cases for the muffins. I’m sure there is a low sugar section on this website – Maybe you would be less disappointed with those.

      • I agree – as treats they are perfect and I love treats – thanks.


  • This is a great recipe! I will be trying this on the weekend!


  • Great for tricking my grand daughter who is into anything that looks like cake. She will eat these and can also make these GF for my younger children. Great to have on hand.


  • I love preparing muffins and freeze them!


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