These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are ultra moist and tender and absolutely loaded with banana flavor.  They are a great breakfast treat!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

I love banana flavored breads and desserts, and I recently realized I didn’t have a banana breakfast recipe in my collection of banana recipes.  I didn’t want a muffin that had the texture of a cupcake.  I wanted it to be tender and moist, yet a little denser than a banana cupcake and I pondered on whether to add nuts or chocolate chips to the muffins.  Since I couldn’t decide, I figured why not add both!!  If you’re not a nut lover, you can feel free to omit them, but please don’t omit the chocolate chips.  Trust me on this one!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

How could you possibly go wrong when you serve up these Banana Chocolate Muffins for breakfast?  Kids and adults both will love them!

Tips for making these muffins…

  • Use very ripe spotted bananas, not black bananasif the skins are black they have started to become fermented, and they will taste fermented.  If you bite into a ripe spotted banana, the mushy texture might make you say yuk, but the banana flavor is at its peak.  A firm banana has less flavor and it’s harder to mash.  Also, a very ripe spotted banana contains 75 to 80 percent water.  That equals moist bread!
  • Use a pastry blender or fork to mash the bananas.  It’s okay to have small lumps of bananas.
  • Don’t over mix the batter.  Mix only until the flour is almost incorporated, then fold in the chocolate chips and the nuts, if using.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Want more yummy banana recipes?  Check these out…

Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

Perfect Banana Nut Bread

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Banana Bars

No-Cook Perfect Banana Pudding

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Large Muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and dense and with every bite you get meltly chocolate and banana goodness.  You’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room melted & cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin pan with 9 paper muffin holders.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set asdie.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, egg, brown sugar and milk with a wooden spoon.  Add the bananas and mix to combine.  Add the dry ingredients and mix just to incorporate.  Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.  Do not over mix.
  4. Divide the batter among the muffin holders*  (see notes below)
  5. Bake until the tops of the muffins are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean.
  6. Remove the muffins from the muffin tin and transfer them to a cooling rack.
  7. Store muffins in an airtight container.


  • Muffins will stay fresh for up to two day
  • *This recipe will make 9 large or 12 medium size muffins.  I used a 1/3 cup cookie scoop and made 9 large muffins.  You can use a 1/4 cup scoop and make 12 medium size muffins.