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.
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.
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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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
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.
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, 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.