Banana Chip Muffins

Forget the air freshener, make these muffins instead! The sweet aroma of banana, sugar and chocolate baking in the oven is amazing. So much in fact, that if any candle maker is reading this, we just found your new scent!

You May Also Like: Our Easy Banana Bread Recipe with a quick how-to video showing you how we make them.

My best friend doesn’t like bananas… I know, it confuses me, too. These are obviously not for her, but if you’re on the other side of the banana boat (ha!), you will love these and if you don’t, package them up and send them our way, because we do.

p.s. since I know she’s reading this, for all you anti-banana folks, try these strawberry yogurt muffins, instead!

How to make Banana Chip Muffins

Making muffins are easy, start by combining all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Next, use a fork to combine 3 ripe mashed bananas, an egg, vanilla extract and some melted butter.

Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients then use a fork to mix just until the two come together. No need to beat or over mix, here.

In go the mini chocolate chips. We like using mini chips so we can be absolutely sure that every bite results in chocolate!

Use a spoon, ice cream scoop or cookie/dough scoop to fill each cup 3/4 of the way full then bake for 25-30 minutes.

You could cool these completely, but warm is definitely the way to go in our book. Enjoy!

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Banana Chip Muffins Recipe
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These easy banana muffins with mini chocolate chips are a great snack or breakfast on the run. We like to use mini chocolate chips for these so that every bite has chocolate in it. Also, make sure the bananas you use are ripe, if not overripe. The more ripe, the more flavor. If you would like, adding some toasted walnut or pecan pieces would be delicious, too. This recipe will make 12-14 muffins depending on the size of your muffin/cupcake pan.
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You Will Need
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin/cupcake pan with paper or silicone liners.
  2. In a large bowl, use a fork to combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, use a fork to combine the mashed banana, egg, vanilla and melted butter.
  3. Add banana mixture to flour mixture then use a fork to combine. Try not to over mix, you only need to mix until the two come together. Add mini chocolate chips and fold into batter.
  4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full then bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. Cool 5 minutes and enjoy warm or cool completely.

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18 comments… Leave a Comment
  • venesa November 12, 2015, 9:00 pm

    Omg…yummo! I made them for my son’s class birthday treat and they were perfect. Not too sweet or heavy. I baked them for about 15 mins and they made 18 muffins.

  • Mady vogel December 4, 2014, 1:21 pm

    i made these today for first time and did not cook for full 25 min . They were awful. I don’t know what went wrong I’ve been cooking over 40 yrs .

  • rhea June 6, 2014, 5:10 am

    The muffins were delicious! Just like in the picture..

  • Miss Goodas April 28, 2014, 4:40 am

    Can I replace the brown sugar with Splenda?

    • Joanne May 16, 2014, 12:21 pm

      Hi there, you might be able to. We have never tried this. You could check advice from Splenda (maybe on the bag?) for how to substitute for it in recipes.

  • Christin March 27, 2014, 12:36 pm

    Great muffins! I only had 2 bananas, but the muffins still taste wonderful. I also forgot to buy vanilla this week, so I used maple syrup instead. These are tasty muffins! Will make again.

    • Joanne April 3, 2014, 11:07 am

      Maple syrup is a great idea.

    • Christin January 17, 2016, 9:46 pm

      Still making these muffins 2 years later. Everyone loves them. Five stars!

  • liezl March 2, 2014, 12:44 pm

    I love it! Quick-easy-simple recipe. My muffin turned out perfect! Thank you for fork advice no wonder my muffin turns out rock solid sometimes. I baked mine 25 mins and it was perfect!

  • puja sharma August 28, 2013, 11:20 am

    hello…saw ur recipe n would love to make it…but can u pls tell me how much is 1 cup in terms of grams/oz for ur recipes…as i googled i found that 1 cup sugar = 200 gms/ 8 oz and 1 cup flour= 140 gms/ 5 oz…is this measurements apply to ur recipes too…pls help…thank u… 🙂

    • Joanne August 28, 2013, 12:45 pm

      Hi there — Yep! In our kitchen we usually get between 140 and 145 grams for one cup of flour and 200 grams for sugar.

      • puja sharma August 29, 2013, 6:22 am

        thank u soooo much for ur reply… 🙂

  • Renata May 31, 2013, 10:10 am

    Wow! I just made it! AMAZING!!!
    5 stars to them! *****

  • Julien March 23, 2013, 6:05 pm

    it was very nice and delicious it turned out wonderful, but i did not add the chocolate chip as it will make the muffin very sweet.(so it is just a banana muffin)

  • Kim August 31, 2012, 12:28 pm

    I made these in mini muffin tins and my 2 year old loves them. Very good recipe

  • Nina Cross May 17, 2012, 1:33 pm

    So excited to try these!

  • CJ @ Morsels of Life February 29, 2012, 10:17 pm

    Looks so tasty! I made some banana chocolate chip bread before, but these muffins look better. I’ll have to give them a try. 🙂

  • Nahomy February 27, 2012, 7:26 pm

    yumm!!! so delicious, but I like banana nut muffins better 😉


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