These easy banana bread chocolate chip muffins are soft, moist, and perfectly balanced with banana and chocolate in every bite. This simple recipe is the BEST way to use overripe bananas. It'll quickly become a new family favorite!
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Banana Bread with Chocolate
What’s even better than banana bread? Banana Bread with CHOCOLATE!
I only recently tried banana bread with chocolate chips.
This Banana Bread recipe has become very popular and I LOVE reading everyone's different interpretations, opinions, and additions. You're all so creative!
One of the most common additions is chocolate chips, so I had to try it... and I get it. It's goooooodd.
My family, who are HUGE banana bread fans, LOVE these muffins. My uncle told me I NEEDED to put this recipe on my site.
We also enjoy the combination of bananas and chocolate with these Banana Bread Cookies. You should definitely try them too!
How to Make Banana Bread Muffins
This recipe is similar to my popular Banana Bread recipe (and it's just as easy!)
There are some changes though. First, I omitted the nutmeg.
Second, and this is an important one, I decreased the amount of sugar in this recipe to allow for the sweetness of the chocolate chips.
I was worried the addition of chocolate would make the original banana bread recipe too sweet. And, it was the right call.
These banana bread chocolate chip muffins are the perfect amount of sweet.
If you don't have baking soda, check out this easy Banana Bread Recipe with Baking Powder. It can be made into muffins by simply following the baking directions below.
How Many Bananas?
I prefer to use THREE bananas.
It's possible to make these muffins with just two bananas. You could also make them with four. But, in my experience, four bananas can lead to muffins that are TOO moist or dense.
If you only have one banana, check out these Banana Bread Cookies or, if you have a dog, these Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats (Only 3 Ingredients!).
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The most important thing in this simple banana chocolate chip muffin recipe is to use overripe bananas.
The peels should be turning brown. The insides should be mushy. The key is to use the bananas that no one wants to eat.
Overripe bananas are sweeter because more starch has converted to sugar. They’re also easier to smash and smoothly incorporate into the bread. This leads to moist banana deliciousness.
Tools for the BEST Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Muffin Pan & Cupcake Pan - MY Favorite Cupcake Pan. It doesn't rust as quickly or easily as the one in my photos. It's durable, nonstick, scratch-resistant, and dishwasher safe.
Even though I use a great nonstick pan, I still like to use cupcake liners for easy cleanup. These Wilton Snowflake Cupcake Cases are perfect for the winter season. I also frequently use these Wilton Polka Dots Standard Baking Cups because they're fun and cute.
An Ice Cream Scoop makes filling each muffin cup easier. There's less of a mess and each muffin bakes to be about the same size.
More Easy Baking Recipes
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
- 1/3 cup Butter Melted
- 2/3 cup Sugar granulated
- 3 Bananas overripe
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground
- 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a muffin pan with oil or by lining it with cupcake liners.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, completely combine the melted butter and sugar.
- Add the bananas. Mash them then mix into the butter and sugar mixture. You could also mash them before then add them to the bowl and mix. Both ways work!
- Add the egg and vanilla extract. Stir.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Oven times vary.
- Let cool completely then… ENJOY!
If you made this banana bread chocolate chip muffin recipe, I'd love to know! Comment and rate below or tag @lovemischka on Instagram, FB, or Pinterest.