Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe | Life as Mom

Growing up muffins came from a mix from a box. Most of the time. Unbeknowst to me, my mom had a muffin recipe MEMORIZED. I remember the first time she jotted it down on a note card for me. Whoa.

But, with raising five kids on a tight budget and working several different part time jobs, my mom didn’t have a ton of time to bake from scratch, let alone from the recipe she had concealed in her head! So, muffins were the Jiffy Cornbread variety or the ones that came with blueberries in a can. ‘Member those? Do they still make those?

I don’t recall baking muffins in college, but if my roommates and I did, it was likely from a boxed mix. It wasn’t until the Big Muffin Craze of 1994 that I learned to bake all kinds of muffins. From scratch.

First, I worked at Brigitte’s Bakery where 90% of what was in the case were ginormous, flavorful, crunchy-topped muffins. I got free and half-price muffins all the time, so I didn’t need to bake, but I was inspired to.

Second, I got married in the spring of 94. And at my bridal shower, a friend gifted me an amazing, they-don’t-make-them-like-that-anymore, Airbake muffin tin and a muffin cookbook. New worlds opened.

Since then homemade muffins (from scratch) are de rigeur around here, though I don’t have a single recipe memorized. These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a huge favorite at our house.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe | Life as Mom

While my much-loved, Airbake pan bit the dust long ago, Good Cheap Eaters came to the rescue with muffin pan advice? These USA pans have changed my life. I love those suckers like no other. I’ve been slowly replacing my old pans with these since baked goods never burn or stick in them. Wowza. No greasing needed! If you need pans, they’re the kind to buy!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana chocolate chip muffins, banana muffins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (can also use whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips with extra for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with papers or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bananas, eggs, oil buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir in the sugars. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
  3. Fill muffin cups almost full. Top with a few chocolate chips. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until done.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 154IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe | Life as Mom

Originally published October 7, 2008. Updated August 11, 2017.

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I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. JessieLeigh says

    Printed and ready to go- about to become daughter-in-law extraordinaire once again! Seriously, though, I love those raspberry muffins. SO good. Thanks!

  2. OK. These look great, but can I substitute something else for the bananas? We have a few people with “banana aversion” in this household.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      I think you could try applesauce or pumpkin.

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