Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe is a breeze to whip up, making it a perfect choice for both seasoned bakers and kitchen novices. In just a few simple steps, you can create a batch of muffins that are not only visually appealing but also guaranteed to fill your kitchen with the irresistible aroma of baking goodness.


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • Optional: Chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Feel free to make these muffins your own by adding your favorite nuts—walnuts or pecans, perhaps—to bring a delightful crunch to every bite. The versatility of this recipe allows for creative touches, making it an ideal canvas for culinary experimentation.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


  1. Preheat and Prepare:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease the muffin cups.
  2. Mash the Bananas:

    • In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients:

    • Add melted butter to the mashed bananas and mix well.
    • Stir in the beaten egg and vanilla extract until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:

    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

    • Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts:

    • Gently fold in the chocolate chips and, if desired, chopped nuts.
  7. Fill Muffin Cups:

    • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  8. Bake:

    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  9. Cool and Enjoy:

    • Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Serve:

    • Enjoy your Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage.

These muffins are a perfect way to use up overripe bananas and make for a delicious snack or breakfast treat. Feel free to get creative by adding your favorite nuts or even a swirl of peanut butter for an extra layer of flavor!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins