Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Who’s in the mood for some chocolate?

skinny choc pb cupcakes

I tried these cupcakes on Monday, and I absolutely loved them.  They turned out super moist and full of chocolate flavor. 

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

(slightly modified from this recipe)

Makes 12 cupcakes


  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Make sure they’re mashed really well (mine didn’t have big lumps, but you could still see some of the banana pieces after the cupcakes were baked. Not a big deal, but not what I wanted!).
  3. Add sugar, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and egg (beat egg in a separate bowl before adding) to the banana. Stir together.
  4. In another large bowl, sift together the flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spatula or wooden spoon, until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into cupcake liners. They will be filled to the top.
  7. Melt peanut butter in the microwave. Add about a teaspoon of peanut butter onto the top of each cupcake. Using a toothpick, swirl the peanut butter into the batter in each cupcake liner.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow cupcakes to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.




OK, so these may not be the healthiest thing in the world, but they’re certainly better than normal cupcakes.

And the best part is … they don’t taste like you tried to make them healthier.


This is my first time trying a recipe from Sally’s blog.  But it certainly won’t be my last.  Go check out her site.  She has some incredibly tasty-looking recipes!! Thumbs up

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

What is your favorite recipe that is a healthier version of the original?  Link up!

Favorite kind of cupcake?


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16 Responses to Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  1. Allison

    Um, yes please. I’m going to try subbing cookie butter for the peanut butter so my nut-allergic boyfriend can have them too :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh that’s a fun idea!

  2. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    Yum yum yum! Nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! These look great girl! :)
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  3. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    They look wonderful! I’m so glad you liked them. And yes, they are super moist.
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  4. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    Ohhh goodness, you sold me at chocolate and peanut butter! These look amazing!
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  5. Koryn @ High Heels & Healthy Alternatives

    Yum indeed! Those cupcakes look Amazing! But then, how can you go wrong with chocolate AND peanut butter? :-) Good stuff!!
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  6. Elizabeth @

    Wow… those look amazing!! Chocolate and peanut butter are always a good mixture. Going to add this to my list of things to try.

  7. Nicole

    Oh my goodness–these look delicious!
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  8. Jan

    Look yummy!

  9. cori @olivetorun

    By the look of these pictures your blog title is very off. They looked DELICIOUS!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Cori! But believe me, I’ve had my fair share of “notsodomesticated” moments! ;)

  10. Holly

    Are you not OBSESSED with Sally’s recipes now?!?! I totally am. LOVE her site…and I swear I want to make every single thing she puts on there.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh yes .. she’s definitely a new favorite. I also still love Jessica at How Sweet It Is. I always want to make all of her recipes, too!

  11. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

    Yum, those look great! And it’s awesome that they’re a healthier version of a dessert. I love the chocolate and peanut butter combo.
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  12. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    I am ALWAYS in the mood for chocolate, especially when it is paired with peanut butter!! Thanks for sharing the link :) .
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  13. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Ooooh girl, those look SO good. Now I’ll be craving chocolate all afternoon.

    I’m OK with that. :)
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