Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate chip banana bread muffins are delicious & super easy to make! Our recipe uses RIPE bananas and mini chocolate chips in order to create a wonderful kid-friendly snack. You can also turn these chocolate chip banana muffins into an entertaining (if slightly messy) family project where your kids help you to make the banana bread batter, pour/scoop it into the muffin tray and sprinkle on the mini chocolate chips. You can even use banana bread muffins as fun birthday treats… just add a candle on each muffin!

Delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins (with Mini Chips)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

This banana bread muffin recipe is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10-15 minutes or so to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked chocolate chip banana muffin recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. You will also find a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you liked this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating.

Ingredients – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Large Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1 Cup – Chocolate Chips (mini & semi-sweet)

Servings – Roughly 18-24 standard muffins (non-jumbo muffins)

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, muffin trays, paper muffin liners (baking cups), oven mitts, cooling racks… and of course, an oven.

Mix Chocolate Chips into Banana Bread Batter & Then Add to Muffin Cups

Stir Chocolate Chips into Banana Muffins Batter

Instructions – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the mini chocolate chips). Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Add the mini chocolate chips to the batter. Stir in chips until fully mixed into batter.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional – For an even more “chocolaty” appearance, sprinkle a few more mini chocolate chips on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven.
  • Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool.

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Tips – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help muffin “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Creating banana bread muffins is a great way to convert “boring” banana bread into a fun & tasty project for kids. For example, they can “help” you by pouring/scooping the batter into the muffin trays.
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and the exterior peel is usually yellow with small black & brown spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, the banana bread might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium and large-sized bananas may differ from yours!
  • There are a variety of ways to pour the batter into the muffin tray. For example, you can scoop with a spoon (while using another spoon to scrape off the batter into the muffin tray), use a small cup and spoon, use an ice cream scoop with a trigger release, use a homemade “pastry bag” to squeeze the batter into the muffin liners, etc.
  • Use paper baking cups (liners) if you want to easily extract the muffins from the muffin tray. Paper baking cups also result in less chocolate mess on your fingers when moving the chocolate chip banana muffins.
  • For larger muffins, you can buy trays designed for “jumbo” muffins (versus trays for standard sized muffins). This recipe should generate roughly 8-12 jumbo banana bread muffins.
  • You can also use “regular sized” semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. However, given the smaller size of standard muffins, I find that mini chocolate chips work better.
  • If your kids like snacks & desserts with mini chocolate chips, you might also like to try our Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.
  • Be aware that some types of chocolate chips (i.e. white chocolate and milk chocolate) have lower melting points than semi-sweet chocolate chips. This means that they melt more easily and can be a bit of a mess if used as a topping. Therefore, I usually stick to semi-sweet chocolate chips when making these muffins.
  • If you have a problem with a recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your chocolate chip banana muffins.
  • For more easy banana bread muffin recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Muffin Recipes or Banana Bread Recipes sections.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate chip banana bread muffins are delicious & super easy to make! Our recipe uses RIPE bananas and mini chocolate chips in order to create a wonderful kid-friendly snack. This banana bread muffin recipe creates approximately 18-24 standard muffins (non-jumbo muffins).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread muffins, banana bread muffins recipe, banana chocolate muffins, chocolate chip banana bread muffins, chocolate chip banana bread muffins recipe, chocolate chip banana muffins, mini chocolate chip banana bread muffins
Servings: 24 Muffins
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (mini & semi-sweet)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the mini chocolate chips). Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Add the mini chocolate chips to the batter. Stir in chips until fully mixed into batter.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional - For an even more "chocolaty" appearance, sprinkle a few more mini chocolate chips on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven.
  • Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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