Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip CookiesI had a few over-ripe bananas that were just begging to be turned into bread. Instead of banana bread I wanted to try something a little more portable and great for breakfast. I made a few muffins without chocolate chips on top and since the recipe is fairly low in sugar it was a nice option for the morning. I loved the combo of semi sweet chocolate, banana bread and spices. The texture of the muffin was fluffy and tender, spiced with nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cinnamon. You can make these substituting one cup all purpose flour with a cup whole wheat flour for a healthier alternative.

Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsBanana Chocolate Chip Muffins
(Makes 1 Dozen)
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  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup overripe mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Line muffin tray with 12 paper muffin cups.
  2. Beat egg in a large bowl. Stir in milk, oil and banana.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until flour is just dissolved. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon into muffin cups. Sprinkle muffins with additional chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated 400F oven. Immediately remove from pan.

12 Thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. rosario vildoso rios- tacna on May 27, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

    la receta de ve interesante, ahora a prepararlos.

  2. Justin on May 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm said:

    Mine had the consistency of biscuits almost, and none of the chocolate chips really sank into the dough. But I do love that this isn’t an overly-sweet concoction and can definitely be for breakfast or a snack.

    • Partialingredients on May 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm said:

      Thanks for the feedback! From what it sounds like, you only added chips on top the muffins, not mixed in to the batter. I’ll correct the recipe and make sure that is more clear.

      • Justin on May 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

        Ahh. I see. I read ahead and thought the chocolate chips were all reserved for the top. My mistake, haha.

  3. Erica on May 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

    Would you make any adjustments if using skim milk? I have everything on hand except whole milk. Thanks!

  4. Hello! I saw this recipe shared today from the foodgawker Facebook page and I instantly felt that I needed to make it haha We only had one banana left but it was good enough. Wasn’t overly sweet too! Here’s a photo of my attempt :)

    • mschro on June 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

      Nice, they look really good. 😀 The mini chocolate chips it looks like you used is a smart idea.

      • Yes they were! The only choc chips I had in my pantry haha hence why I decided on a whim to make them ^^ The mixture was a bit dry and I thought it wasn’t going to turn out alright. But it’s pretty good! albeit dry haha might add some more milk or something next time.

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  6. I absolutely loved these, and my friends and family did too! Thank you so much.

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