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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Recipe

Updated on March 24, 2017
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Rhonda is an award-winning travel writer/photographer at AlbomAdventures. Based in New Zealand she has visited 54 countries on 6 continents.

Adapting a Banana Bread Recipe to Create Muffins

When I was a little girl, I frequently awoke to the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip banana bread baking. It's one of the oldest memories of my mum, a comforting aroma, always leading to a tasty treat.

As a busy and impatient adult, I found the hour wait for the loaf to bake to be too long. Muffins are quicker. Alongside my creative family, we adapted the recipe. A bit more of one ingredient, a bit less of another until reached perfection. Today, I share our success with the world.

Watching our muffins bake makes my mouth water. Does it affect you?

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

General Tips: Make Better Muffins

A few quick general muffin making tips before we get started:

  • The trick to sweet, moist banana muffins is to use bananas that are just past ripe. Select the fruit loaded with brown spots.
  • As with all muffins, when combining the wet and dry ingredients, don't over mix.
  • Remember, larger muffins need a longer cooking time. Check the recipe for the muffin size you are using.

A Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Recipe

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12 Muffins

You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium mixing bowl, stir in chocolate chips
  2. In a second bowl blend bananas, eggs and butter.
  3. Add all at once to flour mixture, stirring only until flour is moistened.
  4. Turn into a well-greased and lightly floured muffin tin.
  5. Bake at 180c (350f) until center springs back when pressed. (Cooking times vary with muffin size. Mini muffins take approximately 15 minutes, traditional muffins take 18 minutes, and large Texas muffins need 23 minutes.)
  6. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Which Style of Muffin Pan Will You Use?

Do you prefer lots of small muffins, a few medium size muffins or big jumbo muffins? Either way there is a pan for you:

Muffin Size

Number of Muffins
Advantages / Disadvantages
The chocolate chip banana bread muffin recipe on this page will produce 24 mini muffins.
We generally use this mini muffin tin if we have small chocolate chips (if you have big chocolate pieces be sure to choose a larger muffin pan), are serving to guests who haven't had them before or when we need to bring a plate of shared food to a pot luck event.
This recipe will create 12 tradtional muffins, and is what I do most often.
This is my favorite size for muffins. We bake the traditional size when we have standard or slightly larger chocolate chips (Ok with smaller chocolate chips too), are serving 6-12 people, or when we want to include a treat in a lunch box, without it taking over and filling up the kids so they eat nothing else.
You will only get 6 jumbo muffins from this chocolate chip banana bread muffin recipe
They are perfect for breakfast. Personally, these muffins are too big for my snack, but my teens love them.

© 2014 Rhonda Albom

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      Nico 2 years ago from Ottawa, ON

      awww man those look good! Muffins this weekend I think!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      They look delicious, yummy to eat, and easy to make. I would love to make a match, if only I had muffin pans. It would have to wait until later this year, where I'll bookmark it for future reference. Voted up!

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      Mike 2 years ago from Wales, United Kingdom

      Im going to have to give these a go. They look lovely. Voted up to share the cakey goodness

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      Rhonda Albom 2 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL Billybuc - my secret is to make them just before friends are coming over, then they will all be gone in an hour, but fewer to my waistline.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I see some good news and some bad news in this recipe. The good news is they look delicious and I want one right now. That bad news is I know I wouldn't be able to stop with one, or two, or three, or......well, you get the point. :)

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      Marti Lawrence 2 years ago from Grain Valley, Missouri

      These sound tasty! Will have to try it soon. I don't bake much in the summer but now the weather is cooling off, I will have to try this recipe.

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      Rhonda Albom 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Not sure what CCCs are (I am guessing Chocolate Chips for the first two C's). As for the recipe, it would be great with walnuts.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      You know, I'm not really ga-ga over CCCs, but this recipe could get me there. I may try it. I wonder how they would come out with nuts. Saw this on The Writers Door.

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      BodyHairRemoval 2 years ago

      This sounds very delicious!

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      Rhonda Albom 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Charito1962: They are super easy to make too!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I have a weakness for chocolate chip-flavored pastries, and your recipe looks really good!

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      Rhonda Albom 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @SusannaDuffy: Too bad I didn't make them for you when I was in Melbourne :)

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      Rhonda Albom 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @SusanDeppner: Me too :)

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'm certainly ready for these banana muffins with chocolate chips!

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      Rhonda Albom 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Margaret Schindel: Wait until you try them, they are incredibly delicious!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      These muffins sound incredibly delicious!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Always ready!

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