Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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We all know that making tasty baked goods requires more than the right recipe. Banana Muffins are a perfect example. Ask ten friends or family members about their favorite part of the muffin.

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You’ll probably get a different reply from each person, from brown sugar topping to spices like cloves and cinnamon!

It would take too much time to make a treat to order. So how do you go about making the banana muffins that’s sure to please nearly everyone’s taste buds?

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Two helpful hints are:
>> Use ripe bananas in the mix.

Properly store or freeze the muffins once they’ve cooled.

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I’ve noticed that my local stores sometimes have only green bananas on the shelf. Part of the reason is that bananas are one of the few fruits that continue to ripen after they are picked.

Because of the distance between the plantation and the market, their harvest time is before the peel starts turning yellow or golden.

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How to Ripen Bananas Quickly:

There are three popular methods for reducing the ripening time needed so the banana is ready when you are.

Microwave in Minutes!
The yellow peel doesn’t always indicate a soft banana inside. Use a fork to poke holes in unpeeled bananas. Then put them on a paper towel in the microwave.

Zap them on high for 30 seconds. Repeat the process until the flesh is soft. Unpeel, scoop the fruit into a bowl and mash.

Hasten to Ripen Using the Oven.
The bananas will be ready in just a couple of hours. Set the temperature at 300 F. Place unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone.

Leave some space between the fruit and bake 30 minutes. If they aren’t soft enough, bake an additional 15 minutes. Don’t worry about the peel turning black – that’s normal. You just want the inside to be mushy enough for the recipe. Let the bananas cool on the baking sheet before working with them.

Ripen Bananas by Putting them in a Closed Paper Bag.
Ethylene gas from the peels makes the fruit ready to use for baking in two to three days.

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Extra Tips:
Ripe bananas make muffins delicious by adding sweetness and moisture. Keep the fresh, tasty goodness by storing up to three days in an airtight container.

It’s easy to freeze banana muffins once they’ve cooled. Wrap each muffin with cling film, place them in zip bags, and freeze. Let thaw at room temperature and serve.

Using oil makes the banana muffins super moist considering that ripe bananas have already its strong flavor, so using the butter is not that necessary.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Recipe by: Calleigh |
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American

These incredibly moist, soft Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are topped with (streusel) crumb toppings and then drizzled with a vanilla icing. Perfect for breakfast or a snack!

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427.19 kcal
  1. 1 and 2/3 cups plain flour
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  7. 4 ripe bananas
  8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 2 eggs
  11. 1 cup mini chocolate chips
    For The Crumb (Streusel) Topping
  1. 2/3 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 2 tbsp butter (softened)
    For the Vanilla Icing
  1. 1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
  2. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 2 tbsp milk


    For the Muffins
  1. In a bowl, add in flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Set aside the flour mixture.
  2. In another bowl containing chocolate chips, add in 2 tbsp of flour mixture and mix well to coat chocolate chips with flour. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom when baking.
  3. Place the ripe bananas in a bowl. Roughly mash them. Add in vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add in flour mixture and mix well. Do not over mix to ensure fluffy muffins. Pour in chocolate chips and flour mixture, mix just until everything is fully combined
  5. Distribute batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Crumble the streusel topping over the muffin batter.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
    For the Crumb (Streusel) Topping
  1. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, all purpose flour and cinnamon. Add in the butter and mix.
  2. Crumble this streusel topping over the muffin batter.
    For the Vanilla Icing
  1. Combine the vanilla icing ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over prepared banana muffins.

Nutrition Facts

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Amount Per Serving
Calories 427.19 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.7 g 25.7%
Saturated Fat 4.87 g 24.4%
Trans Fat 0.19 g
Cholesterol 34.8 mg 11.6%
Sodium 190.73 mg 7.9%
Total Carbohydrate 66.21 g 22.1%
Dietary Fiber 2.13 g 8.5%
Sugars 45.06 g
Protein 4.4 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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44 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Looks so good. I will have to show my wife this. I love banana bread type deserts. This should kick it up a notch! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to try it. THANK YOU!

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  3. Waw your muffins look ah-mazing! I have to save this recipe to try when I get good bananas.

  4. Stephanie Whipple

    I’m so excited to try these banana muffins. I just got my bananas ripen and they are ready for baking.

  5. I don’t bake much but this easy to follow recipe and ooozing glaze on top inspires me to go and bake these delicious banana chocolate chip. It is sure to be the hit for breakfast (and beyond).

  6. I really want to try making these! My go-to muffin is usually blueberry (boring, I know). I love the tips on how to ripen bananas quickly, those are very helpful!

  7. Reesa Lewandowski

    Oh I am saving this to make for the next time i have ripe bananas! I love how delicious this sounds!

  8. Meagan Badore

    Banana and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. These look like a delicious way to start the day!

  9. I love chocolate chip muffins and I love banana muffins, I’ve just never had the two together. Sounds like a tasty mash up.

  10. Banana and chocolate is such a yummy combination! The mornings are harder as we get closer to summer vacation. But these will be worth getting out of bed for!

  11. Looks delicious! I will have to pass those tips on to my wife on how to ripen them quicker. Great suggestions.

  12. This is one of the recipes I want to try for the next meeting to celebrate my son’s birthday.

  13. Wow.. I like the presentation of these banana muffins. Made me crave for more.. and inspired me to go to the market to grab some bananas and let them ripen. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I want these so badly! Will have to try this recipe. Banana bread is one of my favorites and muffins are so fun to make!!!

  15. Oh my, these look incredible. The recipe looks really easy to follow and quick to make too. Definitely one to try. Great job.

  16. These banana muffins look to die for! Especially with the icing on top, this seems like the perfect treat to make for mother’s day!

  17. Yes yes and YES to these banana muffins. I love the banana flavored desserts and when you pair it with chocolate it’s just too hard for me to resist. Love the topping. It makes muffins look so yummy.

  18. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    I love muffins for breakfast, snack or dessert. Banana muffins are one of my favorite and adding chocolate chips is such a great idea. Love the texture of your muffins.

  19. We always seem to have an excess of bananas in the freezer. I’ve often said they seem to clone themselves while in there. This is a wonderful recipe for them. Bananas and chocolate chips are a great combination.

  20. My kids wants chocolate chips in their dessert, I made chocolate chip muffins, but didn’t added banana. I like the way you added banana into the muffin.sure it taste delicious.

  21. Your muffins look absolutely beautiful with the streusel and drizzle on top. I have to make these next time when my bananas get too ripe…such a nice change from banana bread too.

  22. This is such a great GREAT recipe! I don’t have to worry to gt ripen bananas, they are always this way at home! In fact every Saturday I go to the green market and get way too many bananas, everybody in the family likes them when they are still firm. But there are alwayr 3 r 4 by Monday start ripen and NOBODY wants them, which end up to waste. What a great way not to waste more food! Thank you!!

  23. Wow that’s one of the yummiest thing I saw this morning and are so tempting.. will be perfect for family gatherings

  24. These look AMAZING. I love banana and chocolate together – it’s a match made in heaven, so these will be perfect for me

  25. I tried these using the browned spotted bananas and they are so good! I’m cooking these again for our Cinco de Mayo church gatherings.

  26. I love eating lots of bananas and loads of chocolate. Now I have your muffins recipe using the combo of both my favorite items. Cannot wait to try your muffins.

  27. Oh my goodness banana muffins are my absolute favorite!!!! This recipe looks super delicious! I can’t wait to make it!

  28. Wow! This one’s a winner.This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this My boys would both probably DIG this!

  29. These little cup cakes are so tempting! What a great photographer you have. I must take note to use ripe banana to add extra sweetness and moisture.

  30. You know while I was cleaning house today….I thought I need to make some muffins. These are perfect for an afternoon snack, …. but I would eat them for breakfast. Now you have my mouth watering….and looking for ingredients.

  31. Love the flavors you have here in these banana muffins. The streusel topping sounds delicious. Muffin is the first thing on my mind when I have ripe bananas. Sounds yum.

  32. Baked treats with bananas are always welcome in my family. I end up with the last couple of ripe bananas that no one wants to eat and look for recipes to use them up. Your banana chocolate muffins look so soft, fluffy and delicious. My kids will LOVE these 🙂

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