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. Sharmila

    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.

  2. Anjali

    🙄 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.

  3. Karoline

    🙁 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?

  4. notyet100

    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.

  5. Maya

    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.

  6. Purvi


    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!

  7. Meeta

    Hi Madhuram,

    Can u clarify what is meant by folding of bananas.

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

  8. sai

    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.

  9. Priya

    Simple but yet delicious, muffins makes me hungry!

  10. Uma

    Lovely muffins. So tempting. 🙂

  11. A&N

    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!

  12. roma

    yummy looking muffins. Wish I knew where to find muffin paper cups in Blore.

  13. Sonu

    Nice and simple recipe Madhu.:)

  14. Bharti

    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.

  15. Hema

    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.

  16. Priya Sriram

    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.. 😀

  17. ashwini

    Perfect looking muffins Madhu..Yummy..

  18. mangala bhat

    wow ! yummy muffin:) 🙂

  19. vrinda

    Lovely muffins Madhu..

  20. DivyA Vikram

    They look too good Madhu. I too hav planned to bake something for your event..

  21. Madhumathi

    Muffins look perfect.Will make this when i have ripe bananas 🙂

  22. Parita

    Muffins look yummy, I want to make banana muffins from a very long time, may be will make these coming weekend 🙂

  23. Arundathi

    Looks delicious!

  24. Asha

    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.