Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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Egg Free Banana Muffins

I adapted this banana muffin recipe from the book Vegetarian (available in Barnes and Nobles as Bargain Priced). These muffins are easy to prepare, not overly sweet; perfect to start the morning or have it with coffee in the afternoon to avoid mid-day snack attack. The original recipe had used 2 bananas and 2 eggs. To make it eggless I used 3 bananas and 1/4 cup buttermilk and the muffins turned out great.

My husband loved these banana muffins so much that he himself packed it in his lunch bag for a snack. Usually, when I bake something I place a small piece in a Ziploc bag and keep it in his lunch bag and that will come back home intact. So I did not pack this muffin for him. But later only I noticed that he had packed it for himself. That’s like “2 thumbs up” for me!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins20 Mins12 Muffins
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
4.0 from 1 reviews
Eggless banana muffins using buttermilk as an egg substitute.
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • a pinch Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons Low fat milk
  • 10 tablespoons (1 and 1/4 sticks) Unsalted, Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Ripe Mashed Small Bananas
  • 1 cup (optional) Chopped Pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F for 15 minutes. Line the muffin tin with paper liners or grease the tin.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine together the milk, butter and buttermilk.
  3. In another large bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add the sugar, chocolate chips and nuts to the flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Slowly stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, but do not overdo it.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas.
  7. Fill each muffin cup with 3 tablespoons of batter.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
My Notes:
  1. The bananas I used were extremely ripe, so I simply mashed it with a fork. If the bananas are not that ripe you could cut into pieces add few drops of water/milk and blend it in a blender/food processor.
  2. The original recipe used chocolate chunks. Since I did not have it I went with semisweet chocolate chips. If you have chocolate chunks, chop 5 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate into large chunks and use it instead of the chips.
  3. The sweetness was perfect for us. Not very sweet like the ones you get in stores. If you have a very sweet tooth you would have to increase the quantity of sugar or chocolate chips.
  4. You could substitute vegetable/canola oil instead of butter to make it healthier. I have tried it in a couple of other recipes and it works. Since I wanted to finish the butter in the refrigerator I did not do this substitution.
  5. You could also substitute whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. I didn’t do it this time because the brand of wheat flour I’m using right now is not good in banana muffins. A couple of days ago I tried a banana muffin recipe with whole wheat flour and did not like the taste. I liked it when I made something similar a year ago, but that was a different brand of wheat flour, so I went with all-purpose flour itself.
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  1. zinniac

    Hi your blog is awesome. But I have a little question. For 12 banana chocochip muffins large I did use two mashed bananas. Medium and ripe. I found no flavour of banana in it. Would you please tell me as to how many bananas should I add in to bring the banana flavour. Please help.

    • Madhuram

      Sorry that I don’t remember how many bananas I used or if the muffins had a good banana flavour. Next time you can try adding another banana and increase the liquid content a little bit and bake. Probably it should meet your expectation.

  2. latha

    i came thru ur website a few days ago.u r amazing!!!!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Latha.

  3. yolli

    I have a question is it supposed to look kind of mushy or look like bread

    • Madhuram

      It looked like any other muffin.

  4. d.kaur

    i love cooking and now that i love it more because of this web its great, i had always wanted to make vegetarian eggless cakes now that i have found the web, i think it has made it alot easeir.

    thank you so much madhu fro all this

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Kaur.

  5. Exter

    These recipes look yummy! I stayed up late just reviewing these interesting recipes. I will make this website one of my favorites! My hubby and I were too tired to go to the market today so I was lacking eggs and butter to bake his favorite cake. After looking at these recipes, I cant wait to get started on egg-free, butter-free baking!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Exter.

  6. food

    shilpa, sister, can i add walnuts in place of pecans
    can i add 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats in
    the above recipe . please inform me. thank you

  7. kiwimama

    Yum! Thanks for the great recipe. I found it to be very forgiving which is great when the kids are helping! Will definitely be back to find more recipes.

  8. bee_6151

    I’ve been making all muffins replacing yogurt for eggs and always get the great result. :mrgreen:

  9. Pooja

    Are there any cookie recipes which do not require preheating?

    My oevn supports preheating only in the convection mode…and the oven kind of smokes when i try to pre heat it…

    Is there any way out?

    Pooja is yours a regular oven or a microwave convection oven? Either case I don’t have any first hand experience because I own neither but planning to get an electric convection oven pretty soon. So I googled and found this and really makes some sense. The jist is if you are using the oven the very first time (brand new) you will have to cure it and the instructions do not come with the manual. Check the last comment in that link it is very detailed. If it is an old oven and you have been using it for sometime see if there are any spills and grease inside the oven from using it before. This spillage could cause smoke while the oven is heated again.

    Also I have never come across a cookie recipe which doesn’t require preheating. I also read that the temperature has to be reduced by at least 25 degrees while baking in a convection oven.

  10. Bindu

    Hi Madhu,

    I registerd to forums and sent you a mail. Can you please check it.
    I tried with one of the eggless muffins and it turned very well.
    I have few doubts on it which I mailed u thru forums. Waiting for ur reply.