Easy Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These banana muffins with chocolate chips are so easy. See how we make moist and fluffy muffins that taste amazing. I love adding chocolate chips to this banana muffin batter, but you can leave them out or swap them for fruit or nuts.

Banana Muffins Recipe Video

Our banana chocolate chip muffin recipe is easy to follow and always results in delicious, moist muffins. Once you try them, you’ll want to make them all the time (just read the reviews).

The batter takes less than 10 minutes to make, and everything you need to make these muffins is probably already in your kitchen. For banana bread, take a look at our original recipe for banana bread or this healthier version made with olive oil and less sugar.

Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Key Ingredients

  • Bananas: We need about 1 ¼ cups of mashed banana for this recipe, which is 2 large or 3 medium bananas. Use very ripe bananas for the most flavorful banana muffins (the brown and speckly ones are perfect).
  • Flour: I use all-purpose flour in these muffins, but I made them with whole wheat flour, which was great. You can also substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: Helps our muffins rise and brown nicely. 
  • Butter: I love using butter when making banana muffins and banana bread. It makes such a difference in flavor!
  • Brown sugar: Makes our muffins moist and tender inside. You can substitute granulated sugar, but the muffins will lose a little moisture.
  • Egg: Adds structure and tenderness to muffins. For eggless banana muffins, swap the egg for a flax egg or aquafaba.
  • Vanilla extract: Makes our muffins taste even better!
  • Chocolate chips: I use mini chocolate chips in these banana muffins, but chopped chocolate, chocolate chunks, and regular chocolate chips are all fine.
Mashing bananas for banana muffins.

How to Make Banana Muffins

These easy banana muffins come together quickly, and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make them. So whether you bake all the time or this is your very first time, I promise you’ll be a banana muffin baking superstar in no time!

Start by whisking all your dry ingredients together (flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Whisking these together first makes sure that the baking powder, baking soda, and salt are well distributed in the muffin batter.

In another bowl, whisk the mashed banana, melted butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended.

Mixing the wet ingredients for banana chocolate chip muffins

Then, stir this mixture into the bowl with the flour. When the muffin batter comes together, and you no longer see streaks of flour, stir in the chocolate chips. Then, divide the batter between muffin cups and bake!

Adding chocolate chips to banana muffin batter.

I bake my banana muffins in a 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. They are ready to come out of the oven when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean or when you gently push the side of a muffin and it bounces back.

Storing Banana Muffins

Banana muffins last stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. I do not recommend refrigerating them (they dry out), but you can freeze them! To freeze banana muffins, place them onto a baking sheet and freeze until hard (1 to 2 hours). Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

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Easy Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Easy Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

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For the best banana muffins, use very ripe bananas. They are even better if you can wait a day for browned, overripe, and speckled bananas. Just before baking we throw in mini chocolate chips. You can leave them out or swap for regular chocolate chips, or use fruit like blueberries or strawberries.

12 muffins

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

3 ripe medium bananas, mashed, about 1 ¼ cups

5 tablespoons (70g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 ½ cups (195g) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (95g) packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup (130g) chocolate chips

Directions

    1Heat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line muffin cups with paper liners. This recipe makes 12 regular-sized muffins.

    2Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

    3In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla until blended.

    4Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until you no longer see streaks of flour.

    5Stir in the chocolate chips.

    6Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • For mini muffins, expect that the bake time will be 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Vegan/egg-free banana muffins: Replace the egg with a flax egg. Melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter can be substituted for melted butter.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 muffin / Calories 227 / Protein 3.2g / Carbohydrate 33g / Dietary Fiber 2.1g / Total Sugars 15.8g / Total Fat 9.6g / Saturated Fat 5.6g / Cholesterol 28.9mg / Sodium 164.7mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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185 comments… Leave a Review
  • Chelle April 29, 2024, 11:47 pm

    Can I make this with applesauce to reduce the fat?

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    • Joanne April 30, 2024, 12:47 pm

      Hi Chelle, I bet you can swap some of the butter for applesauce (I have not personally done this, but have high hopes it will work for you). I’d use unsweetened applesauce and substitute 20% to 50% of the melted butter in our recipe.

      Reply
  • Malaika April 5, 2024, 5:39 pm

    This is a brilliant recipe I love it!! How do I defrost them to eat once they’ve been frozen?

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    • Joanne April 15, 2024, 3:58 pm

      Hi Malaika, I leave them on the counter for a few hours. You can also microwave them or bake in an oven for 10 minutes to thaw/warm up.

      Reply
  • Monica December 18, 2023, 2:14 pm

    Love love this recipe. But, I kinda tweaked it a bit. I just added cinnamon in it ! Family loved it ! This is definitely staying in my go to banana muffins ! Thanks !

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  • Elizabeth November 26, 2023, 2:33 pm

    Made as directed. My husband likes them, both my kids didn’t care for them. Easy recipe to follow.

    Reply
  • Joanne November 25, 2023, 3:58 am

    I just want to thank you for this amazing recipe. It’s easy, economical, and the amount of sweetness is just perfect.

    Reply
  • Anne November 11, 2023, 3:31 pm

    Another excellent recipe and one which I will be using as a “go to” for banana muffins.

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    • Joanne April 15, 2024, 3:58 pm

      This is wonderful, Anne! Thanks for coming back and letting us know.

      Reply
  • TammyJo September 10, 2023, 1:47 pm

    Bakery quality muffins. I added 1/2 tsp. espresso powder and 1/8 tsp more salt to deepen the flavor a bit. Excellent!

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  • Sammy August 27, 2023, 12:13 pm

    So easy to make and so so yummy. Golden brown. Made mini muffins, so only needed 10 minutes in the oven. Will be cooking again

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  • Dhini August 25, 2023, 6:02 am

    I’m not a good baker, I know that and my husband brutally reminds me of that every time I make something. This recipe was so easy to make and so quick.. I didn’t have high hopes but it came out so great! It was perfect. Everyone loved them and hubby even said that I’ve done something right this time. The video was super helpful and easy to follow.

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    • Joanne April 15, 2024, 3:59 pm

      So glad you found the video helpful! Thank you for coming back.

      Reply

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