Easy Banana Muffins Recipe with Chocolate Chips

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.

Easy Banana Muffins Recipe with Chocolate Chips

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


    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, sugar, baking powder, baking, 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.

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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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28 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Sheree March 22, 2018, 7:05 am

    Turned out great! Kids love them!!!

  • Amanda February 7, 2018, 10:19 pm

    This has become my go-to banana muffin recipe. I add a tablespoon of cinnamon to the flour mixture but otherwise bake as directed (using mini chocolate chips). They come out perfect every time and my family loves them! So easy and delicious.

  • Denise January 29, 2018, 10:05 am

    Made these as mini muffins last night – they came out fantastic, and so easy to make! I used some overripe bananas that I had in my freezer – and I still have more so will definitely be making again! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Sheerah January 27, 2018, 11:44 am

    Bananas can vary greatly in size. Would you mind including the volume measurement of mashed bananas rather than the number of bananas (1 cup, 1.5 cups etc)?

    • Joanne February 8, 2018, 3:04 pm

      Hi Sheerah, Great question. Assume about 1 1/4 cup mashed banana. I’ve added this above just in case others have a similar question.

  • Amanda December 28, 2017, 11:09 pm

    They were really dry. Never making them again.

    • Joanne February 8, 2018, 3:04 pm

      We’re very sorry to read that Amanda. These usually come out light and moist for us. You could try adding a little more mashed banana next time.

  • Pam November 28, 2017, 1:35 am

    I just made the muffins and it’s delicious. I also added cinnamon, mini chocolate chips and walnuts. Definitely 5 stars…..

  • Samiha October 10, 2017, 9:53 pm

    These muffins are sooo delicious! Very moist and flavorful but not too sweet. I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a hand full of diced walnuts. It was amazing! Everyone loved it! Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

  • Renata February 10, 2017, 4:07 pm

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

  • 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 .


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