Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

(from 27 reviews)
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These days we end up having a lot of over ripe bananas. I think its the warm temperature. So I have been freezing sliced bananas to prepare smoothies and milkshakes and have also been baking with it. I tried a couple of recipes including the chocolate banana cake and a banana muffin recipe. I have posted a recipe for chocolate chip banana muffins earlier and received feedback from some of the visitors that it didn't turn out as good as expected. Actually it came out well and tasted pretty good. Since some of them didn't get it right I decided to try another recipe and here it is.

I found this recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins in the Taste of Home baking book. I have used bananas itself as an egg substitute and have increased the quantity of baking powder. These muffins came out as good as the previous recipe. It raised perfectly and tasted very good too. I would say that its pretty much low in fat too with just 1/3rd cup of canola oil. Everybody in our house liked it and so did my neighbor's family too.


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Prep time
15 Mins
Cook time
20 Mins
12 regular size muffins.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
5.0 from 27 reviews
Don't throw away those over ripe bananas sitting on the counter. Bake these very simple yet delicious chocolate chip banana muffins and I promise that you will stop eating bananas to let them ripe to make these muffins over and over again.
Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oats (I used quick cooking oats)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup Oil (I used Canola)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 3 medium)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C for 15 mins. Lightly grease and line the muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. I pureed the bananas using a hand blender with a tablespoon of water in a large mixing bowl. You could simply mash them with a fork or potato masher too.
  3. To the banana mixture add the sugar and oil; beat it well with a whisk or electric beater.
  4. To the wet ingredients add the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Fill each muffin cup 3/4ths full; around 3 tablespoons per cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Do not leave it in the tin for more than 5 minutes because the paper liner will start giving out moisture and the muffins will become soggy.
My Notes:
  1. If you want to eat the muffins while it is still warm I would suggest spraying the paper liners with non stick spray, so that you can peel off the muffins easily or wait until its cooled completely to remove the paper.
  2. 3/4th cup of mini chocolate chips looks like a LOT while adding to the batter but the muffins did taste very good. So if you are health conscious you could substitute chopped nuts for some of the chocolate chips.
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  1. Delicious! I used peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. I also used 1/2 a cup or sugar and 4 bananas. Very moist. Very scrumptious. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Thanks for this recipe……I ran out of eggs so I search thru Internet what I can substitute for the egg til I found your recipe. I only change the oil to butter instead and half the recipe if this won’t work. Walla……this is for keep and will share to Facebook with a picture of how these turnout. I made a mini cupcakes(2/12 doz)

  3. As luck had it, I had a bunch of three bananas on the counter because I wanted to eat them and make smoothies. But I went to go pluck one off the bunch and that annoying thing happened where it won’t come off the stalk then winds up tearing the tops off ALL of them! So I immediately thought, “Banana bread!”

    I loathe eggs so I never keep them around unless I’m baking cakes for a party, so I figured there had to be an egg-free banana bread or muffin recipe for me to try since they’re a very sticky humectant. I’m very happy I found this recipe because I also learned a new method of making banana puree! I never thought to just put some water in the bowl and use my stick blender.

    The only things I did different was that I used coconut sugar and added a teaspoon of vanilla. I threw in some chocolate chips and walnuts. Soooo good! Very easy to mix up and the oats really make the muffins fluff up and make them nice and dense, you’d never guess these were egg-free. I actually had a little extra batter so I made 12 normal muffins plus one mega-muffin in a lined 5-oz ramekin. I’ll definitely make these again next time I have a banana fail. 🙂 And I’m psyched to find a whole site full of egg-free recipes!

  4. This is the most amazing recipe. I make this for my son who is allergic to eggs and dairy and everyone who tries them can’t believe how good they taste. Thank you!!!!

  5. The recipe looks great.. I am yet to try it though..:-)
    But it is great that you reply to every message that you receive..Something I have rarely seen in many websites.. Keep it up!! Thanks


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