These banana chocolate chip muffins are moist, flavorful and not too sweet. They make for a great everyday breakfast or snack and take only 10 minutes to make! A muffin pan with banana chocolate chip muffins.

This recipe is simple and easy enough that little helpers can lend a hand. I usually put one of my boys in charge of the dry ingredients, and the other the wet ingredients. Then we mix it all together and spoon the batter into the muffin pan. They love sprinkling a few extra chocolate chips on top before we put them in the oven. It also gives them a sense of pride when they eat the muffins because they helped mommy make them. Though this was the first time they had to wait before they could enjoy the muffins after they came out of the oven. It was challenging taking these photographs as I had to constantly shoo away my kids. A white plate with three banana chocolate chip muffins.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • Quick and easy to make. This recipe is all done by hand and only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. So in 30 minutes you can have freshly baked banana chocolate chip muffins.
  • Super moist and tastes great. These muffins are super soft and moist because they are made with oil instead of butter and there is added yogurt to the batter. The chocolate chips along with the sweet fruit taste of the bananas and the hint of cinnamon are phenomenal together.
  • Can be made in advance. You can make this the night before and wake up to some delicious muffins. They last for 2-3 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature or up to 5 days stored in the fridge. So you can make them on the weekend and enjoy them during the week.
  • Here are some reviews:

“WOW!! Seriously, wow!! I’ve made several of your recipes, and they are AMAZING!! These are ridiculously good!!” – Julie

“My kids love these! They had a great time making them and even more fun eating them! This recipe has become our go-to for a quick breakfast and is now a lunch box favorite. Thanks Lily!” – Jenny

”Made these today with my 3 year old helping where she could. They are so tasty! Just the right amount of sweetness.” – Linda

How to make banana chocolate chip muffins:

How to make banana chocolate chip muffins in 4 steps.

  1. First, you mix all your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips) together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Then whisk all your wet ingredients (mashed bananas, vegetable oil, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla) together in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  4. Divide the batter into a 12-cup muffin pan lined with paper liners. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes.

Expert tips:

  • Use overripe bananas. Because there is not a lot of sugar in this recipe, use overripe bananas for the most flavorful and naturally sweet muffins.
  • Use mini chocolate chips. Again, because there are not a lot of chocolate chips in this recipe, use mini chocolate chips for better dispersion so there is chocolate in every bite.

FAQ:

  • Can you freeze banana chocolate chip muffins? Yes, simply place in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • What can you substitute for yogurt? You can substitute the yogurt with sour cream, milk or even mayonaise.
  • Can you substitute all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour? Yes, you can substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour if you want to make these muffins a little healthier.

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A banana chocolate chip muffin on a white plate with a baking pan of muffins in the background. The texture of these banana chocolate chip muffins is soft and fluffy. They have a great natural banana flavor and the chocolate chips make them absolutely irresistible.

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BEST Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

These banana chocolate chip muffins are moist, flavorful and not too sweet. They make for a great everyday breakfast or snack and take only 10 minutes to make!


Ingredients

  • 1&3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
  • 1 cup (240g) overripe mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60g) plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (95g) mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Toss in the chocolate chips and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, oil, eggs, yogurt and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter amongst the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top if desired.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

The muffins last for 2-3 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature or up to 5 days stored in the fridge.

Tips:

  • Use overripe bananas. Because there is not a lot of sugar in this recipe, use overripe bananas for the most flavorful and naturally sweet muffins.
  • Use mini chocolate chips. Again, because there are not a lot of chocolate chips in this recipe, use mini chocolate chips for better dispersion so there is chocolate in every bite.
  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana chocolate chip muffin recipe, banana chocolate chip muffin with oil, banana chocolate chip muffin with yogurt

This post was originally published on Jan 5th, 2017 and has been recently updated with more information, step-by-step photo instructions, and a new video.

Moist, flavorful and not too sweet. These banana chocolate chip muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

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