These chocolate pudding muffins are insanely moist and feature chocolate chips with a rich chocolate banana flavor. Adding pudding mix to the batter helps ensure these chocolate banana muffins stay moist for days.
If there was ever a blurred line between what’s considered a muffin and what’s considered a cupcake, I think these chocolate pudding muffins would land squarely in the middle of it. For starters there are multiple forms of chocolate here, from unsweetened cocoa powder to instant chocolate pudding mix to mini chocolate chips. Score one for the cupcake side. But then we have to take into account the fact that there are two bananas hidden in this batch and a portion of the flour is whole wheat. That’s more ‘muffin’ than ‘cupcake’, in my opinion.
I ended up calling these muffins due to the lack of frosting (a cupcake essential), but will say that I ate these chocolate pudding muffins equally in the morning, afternoon, and as a late-night snack. Acceptable for any occasion!