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How to make easy banana muffins from scratch. We add mini chocolate chips, but they are excellent plain or with nuts added. Jump to the Easy Banana Muffins Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

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

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How to Make Really Good Banana Muffins

These easy banana muffins come together quickly and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make them.

How to Easily Make Banana Muffins

Start with the dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Just mix everything with a fork or whisk. For the wet ingredients, combine 3 very ripe bananas with an egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Then simply stir the wet ingredients into the dry until a batter forms.

For a lighter version of these muffins, take a look at our Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins. In that recipe, we swap olive oil for the butter, use whole wheat flour and add blueberries.

Adding the wet ingredients to the dry

For the best banana muffins, use very ripe bananas. In fact if you can wait a day for browned, overripe and speckled bananas, they are even better.

Just before baking, we throw in mini chocolate chips. You could leave them out or swap for regular chocolate chips or fruit like blueberries or strawberries.

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Baked muffins

Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Banana Muffins Recipe with Chocolate Chips

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

Approximately 16 muffins

You Will Need

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

3 ripe medium bananas, mashed with a fork (about 1 1/4 cups mashed)

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup mini or regular-size chocolate chips

Directions

    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper liners. (This makes more than 12 muffins, so you will need to bake in batches).

    Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla until blended. Add the banana mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. Stir in chocolate.

    Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean, about 25 minutes.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 muffin / Calories 163 / Protein 2 g / Carbohydrate 26 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 14 g / Total Fat 6 g / Saturated Fat 4 g / Cholesterol 21 mg / Sodium 182 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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43 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Jennifer Stevens December 13, 2018, 8:40 pm

    I love these muffins and so does my 3 year old. I have found they come out perfect at 20 minutes instead of 25.

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  • Aries November 18, 2018, 2:26 am

    I tried out this recipe and the muffins turn out moist. So yummy!

    Reply
  • Cheryl November 1, 2018, 1:31 pm

    These are very yummy! I made mine with 1/2 all purpose flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour. Turned out great!!

    Reply
  • Lucille October 7, 2018, 10:49 pm

    Just made your muffins. Added dark choclate buttons instead and took muffins out just under 20mins. Very yummy. My 2 year old love making this with me. Thanks for sharing ❤️

    Reply

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