The Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

I’m not one to brag, but the below Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted and I get a lot of compliments when I share these muffins with other people. I’d like to say it’s my recipe, but that wouldn’t be the truth. I received this recipe from my Home Economics teacher in high school about twenty years ago.

I fell in love with this banana muffin recipe the day I learned how to bake it in Home Economics. Up until that day, I had only ever eaten banana bread that my mom baked. The bread was usually dry and not very sweet (sorry, Mom!), so we had to add butter to moisten it up.

Now don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying my mom’s banana bread wasn’t good—it was very good and I loved eating banana bread, especially with melted butter. My mom was (and still is) an amazing baker. The kids at school constantly harassed me to trade lunches with them because of the amazing baked treats my mom put in my lunch every day.

So it was a real treat for the whole family when my mom baked banana bread. As soon as the banana bread was cool enough to touch after coming out of the oven, my mom sliced it up and served it on plates. Then we sat down together as a family, slathered butter on our slices, and gobbled it up. The loaf usually didn’t last in our house longer than a day.

But these muffins were something else entirely! I was so excited about this recipe that I couldn’t wait to bake the muffins for my family. They absolutely loved it! Even my mom, who was an excellent baker, acknowledged that this recipe was better than hers and, from that day forward, she abandoned her old recipe and replaced it with this one!

I dare you to make it for yourself and tell me it isn’t the best muffin you’ve ever had!

*Note: This recipe contains a lot of sugar, so if the sugar content is not for you, try my No Sugar Added Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe instead.

Banana Chocolate Muffin
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 15-20 minutes

Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Makes 12 muffins

 

Ingredients

Ingredients
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3 large (or 4 smaller) bananas

¾ cup white sugar

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/3 cup melted butter

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)

¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

12 paper muffin liners

 

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. *Note: If your oven tends to bake hotter than most ovens, turn the temperature down to 350 ºF.

2. Measure butter in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave on low heat.

3. Meanwhile, peel the bananas and mash in a medium mixing bowl.

4. Combine the sugar and slightly beaten egg with the mashed bananas. Then add the melted butter and mix well.

Mix the Wet Ingredients
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5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix well.

Mix Dry Ingredients
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6. If desired, fold chocolate chips and/or walnuts into the batter and mix until combined.

Add Chocolate Chips
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7. Line muffin tray with large paper cups and scoop in banana batter until about 3/4 full. Top with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Paper Cups
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8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are golden brown or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of each muffin comes out clean.

9. Remove muffin tray from oven and let the muffins cool to the touch before removing from the tray.

Muffin Tray
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10. Top with butter (optional) and eat muffins while warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container to eat later.

Add Butter
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Storage Tips: Store your muffins in an airtight container on your counter for up to 2-3 days. For longer storage, keep in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze in the freezer for up to several months.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large (or 4 smaller) bananas
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 12 paper muffin liners

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. *Note: If your oven tends to bake hotter than most ovens, turn the temperature down to 350 ºF.

2. Measure butter in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave on low heat.

3. Meanwhile, peel the bananas and mash in a medium mixing bowl.

4. Combine the sugar and slightly beaten egg with the mashed bananas. Then add the melted butter and mix well.

5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix well.

6. If desired, fold chocolate chips and/or walnuts into the batter and mix until combined.

7. Line muffin tray with large paper cups and scoop in banana batter until about 3/4 full. Top with chopped walnuts, if desired.

8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are golden brown or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of each muffin comes out clean.

9. Remove muffin tray from oven and let the muffins cool to the touch before removing from the tray.

10. Top with butter (optional) and eat muffins while warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container to eat later.

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