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 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

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Chocolate Chip & Banana Muffins
4.0 from 1 reviews
Eggless banana muffins using buttermilk as an egg substitute.
Ingredients:
  • 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
Procedure:
  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 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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41 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

    • 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. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Hi,
    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.
    http://www.blurtit.com/q162330.html. 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.

  7. 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.

    Thanks
    Bindu

  8. Hi Madhuram,

    I tried these muffins out two times(I did not put in the pecans; instead drizzled the muffins with blanched almond slivers before baking). Once just for husband and me and the next time for 6 of our friends. Both the times these muffins delivered. They were fluffy and overwhelmingly tasty!

    On a side note I noticed a few people mention that their muffins did not rise. The first time I baked a banana cake (from another recipe) I ignored the warning that banana needed to be just folded in and pureed the whole thing out with a hand mixer. As expected the cake was flat and uncooked. Is this where they might be going wrong?

    Thanks Sharmila. Yes overmixing is a faux pas when it comes to baking muffins and similar quick breads.

  9. 🙄 I tried the muffins as mentioned here. My oven is a very basic oven. I do not do much baking, since this seemed easy i thought of giving it a try. Inside was just cooked halva it did’nt raise. Should i add some baking powder?

    Hi Anjali, I don’t know where the mistake is. I think you are the 3rd person to say that this muffin did not raise. My muffins looked exactly like what is there in the picture. I think I have to tried it once again and see how it bakes.

  10. 🙁 Oh I do not know what I did wrong. Followed the recipe to a T and yet… they were not right? They were not pretty and fluffy like your picture, were QUITE mushy and just flat and deflated looking. I added the baking powder… I added everything but the chocolate chips because I didn’t have them. I’m sad… they smelled sooo delicious while baking and even taste okay. Just don’t look right or have the right texture to them. Hopefully my two year old egg allergy kid likes them enough to eat them so it doesn’t go to waste.

    Hmm..Omitting choc. chips is not the problem definitely. Were you opening the oven door frequently to check the muffins? In that case the cold air from outside will collapse cakes/muffins. Another reason for flatness maybe that you could have used little more batter in each muffin cup, so that it would have risen. Or else did you take it out too quick?

  11. i tried this in the middle of night,will publish soon,..thanks for sharing such awesome recipe nd ya the best part my mom liked it,..:-) btw any idea how long muffins can be stored nd how to store them,..

    Thank you very much for trying the recipe. It’s better to consume it within 2-3 days. If you want to store it longer, cover each muffin with plastic wrap, put it in a freezer safe zip loc bag in the freezer. Then thaw it in the refrigerator before consuming. I have not tried this but this is what I have read.

  12. Hey, I tried these today and they came out great! Used oil for butter and adding a little baking soda too. Thanx for the recipe :)!!

    Thank you very much for trying it Maya.

  13. Hello,

    Great website! I am trying several recipes from here 🙂 I tried this recipe today but some parts of the muffins seemed uncooked. The part that was cooked tasted awesome though 🙂 so i am even more curious to find why did the muffin cook partially?

    Any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks for trying it out Purvi. Maybe the batter was overmixed or it must have required more baking time (another 2-4 minutes). I’m assuming that you cooled down the muffin before tasting it.

    Thanks much!
    Purvi

  14. Hi Madhuram,

    Can u clarify what is meant by folding of bananas.
    regards
    meeta

    Meeta, folding in means nothing but adding it to the rest of the ingredients and mixing it.

  15. I made this today with a little twist:

    Instead of 3 bananas i used 2 bananas and 2 avocadoes

    Instead of low fat milk and butter milk – Soy milk vanilla flavor organic.

    came out awesome! great way to make my kids eat avocadoes.

  16. Oh I forgot to tell you that this month and the next is an eggless month for us. So, we are posting some eggless recipes 🙂

    I’ve tried this and they are really tasty. The pics are gorgeous!

  17. Hey Madhu
    I just meant regular whole wheat flour found in the baking aisle as opposed to whole wheat atta at the Indian store.
    Looks like you’ve got banana cake..oops muffins on your mind too 😉 Delicious..2 thumbs up from me as well.

  18. Hi Madhuram. Really a superb blog. You always try lot of baking stuffs that too without egg. Even I want to learn from you lot of things, coz I’m also vegetarian. I had been to the eggless cakes and cookies class last week. So I got some knowledge how to prepare cakes and cookies. Will try out some of the dishes from you. You can check my website also. I have some of the North Indian dishes and many south indian dishes. I had subscribed your blog.

    Thanks Hema.

  19. I’d love to have it for breakfast Madhu… Looks soo stunning! 🙂
    Btw, have you been to Salem? I didnt know you could speak Tamil too.. 😀

  20. Excellent looking Muffins. I know they taste yum! 🙂

    Anoop did very well y’day, I think he will stay for one more week. We went to Chapel Hill last weekend, his posters were visible on the campus and at Indian stores asking us to vote for him.

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