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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These banana chocolate chip muffins are my latest quick breakfast recipe and they are so hearty and delicious.

I am always looking for new banana recipes to try out that will make my hectic mornings go a little easier.  So, muffins are something that I like to make.

They are quick to prepare, taste great and you can grab them and go! 

The key to these amazing muffins is ripe bananas. The ripeness releases the sweetness in bananas and makes them perfect for baked goodies.

These hearty banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect "on the go" breakfast. So easy to make and delicious!

For a healthy muffin recipe, try these cinnamon apple muffins. They are only 102 calories each.

I love using ripe bananas in recipe. They make the texture so creamy.  Check out my vegan banana nut muffins for another tasty muffin recipe.

These banana chocolate chip muffins are a hearty and delicious quick breakfast.

I always seem to have ripe bananas in my house.  I use them all the time in cooking.  They make a great low calorie ice cream.  

They are perfect in banana breads, and so I keep them on the counter all the time just waiting for them to get overly ripe..  

This is what will go into these delicious banana chocolate chip muffins. How can they not taste great?ingredients for banana chocolate chip muffins

I started by combining my butter and sugar.  Once that is well mixed, in go the mashed bananas and pure vanilla extract.  Don’t use imitation, you will want the flavor of pure vanilla in these muffins.add mashed bananas

Whisk your dry goods. This incorporates them and makes for a fluffier muffin too!  This mixture gets added to the wet ingredients.

Don’t mix it too much.  You will end up with tough muffins if you do!whisk dry ingredients.

Now fold in the semi sweet chocolate chips. Be sure to leave some to sprinkle over the top of the muffins too!add the chocolate chips

This recipe makes 12 good sized muffins.  I filled my paper muffin cups right to the top, after spraying them with some cooking spray so that they will release from the paper cups easily when done.  

Now it’s time to sprinkle the extra chocolate chips. This makes for a wonderful look to the muffin when they are baked!add some more chocolate chips

Into the oven for 25 minutes and then let them rest for a bit on a wire rack before serving. These banana chocolate chip muffins rose beautifully and make nice really plump muffins!banana chocolate chip muffins fresh from the oven

What could be quicker for breakfast than one of these tasty banana chocolate chip muffins and your morning coffee? These hearty banana chocolate chip muffins go great with your morning coffee!

The banana chocolate chip muffins are moist, and plump and full of the sweetness of ripe bananas and that delicious chocolate.  This is what I call a breakfast!  I can’t wait to take a bite!banana chocolate chip muffins

These muffins also make a wonderful addition to a weekend morning brunch.  Instead of coffee, why not have mimosas with them?Grab a cup of coffee for these delicious muffins

Do you always seem to have ripe bananas in your house and don’t know what to do with them?  See this post for some creative ideas.

What is your favorite breakfast recipe for those hectic mornings when you need something on the table quickly? Tell us about it in the comments below!

If you enjoyed this muffin recipes but can’t eat wheat or sugar, try these Paleo Banana Nut muffins.

Yield: 12

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Grab a cup of coffee for these delicious muffins

These banana chocolate chip muffins are my latest quick breakfast ideas. They are hearty and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup of butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate morsels, divided


Preheat the oven to 350º F. Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and then add the sour cream and mix well.

Mix in the mashed bananas and pure vanilla extract.

Whisk together the baking soda and flour and add it to the mixture.

Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving some to sprinkle on the top.

Line a muffin cup pan with 12 paper cups. Spray the insides of the liners with cooking spray.

Fill the muffin cups to the top with the batter and sprinkle them with the left over chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 minutes. They are done when the middle of the muffin is set and springs back when pressed.

Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Tuesday 5th of June 2018

When do you add the egg??


Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Hi Heather. Sorry for my oversight. The egg is added with the wet ingredients just before the sour cream. I've edited the recipe card to include it. Thanks for letting me know about my omission. Carol


Saturday 24th of February 2018

These are probably the best banana chocolate chip muffins I’ve ever made! I’ve made them twice in the last two weeks, and I had to double the batch this time (they’re in my oven right now!), because they didn’t even last 48 hours in my house the first time around; my teenage sons devoured them!

I did want to point out that your directions are missing a couple of steps. You don’t have when to add the eggs and sour cream, or the flour mixture. I’d hate for someone to try this recipe and have it not turn out because they didn’t notice the missing steps, because everyone should get to experience these yummy muffins!


Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Glad you liked these Charlene and thanks for letting me know about the omission. I have fixed the recipe card. Carol

Renee Fuller

Monday 8th of February 2016

My husband loves bananas so this has to go on my list to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe


Wednesday 10th of February 2016

My pleasure Renee. My husband loved these!


Friday 5th of February 2016

Carol, muffins are a favorite breakfast food for me too. Love this recipe and I will definitely try it out. Karen


Saturday 6th of February 2016

Hope you like them Karen! Carol

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