Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins}Muffin Monday

Today’s muffin recipe is due to having two overly ripe bananas on my counter. I just wasn’t in the mood for banana bread, although I have an amazing banana bread recipe.

But a banana muffin sounded pretty good.


I added in some mini chocolate chips and I had an amazing muffin.


I tweeked my basic muffin recipe and used a combination of oil and sour cream for the liquid.  (that’s also what makes my banana bread recipe so amazing.)  The oil and sour cream help create a very moist, light muffin.


I only had 2 bananas but I think next time I might add in a third for a little more intense banana flavor but 2 worked just great.


I liked using mini chocolate chips rather than the full size one.  You get just a hint of chocolate that way in each bite.

So I am taking requests for new muffin flavor combinations.   Do you have a favorite flavor combination you would like to see in a muffin? Leave a comment and let me know.


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins}Muffin Monday


  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips


  • Mix together the oil, sugar, bananas, eggs, baking powder and salt
  • Add in vanilla
  • Add in flour and mix until just combined and moistened
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Grease pan or line with paper liners. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full
  • Preheat oven to 350 for approximately 20 minutes


  1. Jessica says

    These look good! I made the jam filled muffins last night along w/ my banana choc. chip muffins for my husband to take in to work today =).

    Muffin requests: choc. chip, choc./choc. chip, cranberry orange, and maybe a tropical flavor w/ crushed pineapple.

    Thank you!!!

  2. Sarah H. says

    It’s so funny to find this today! I have to take breakfast foods for Bible Study on Thursday and bought a bag of ripe bananas at the grocery store today as well as mini chocolate chips to make banana chocolate chip bread for the breakfast. I love my recipe, but I am going to have to try yours too. It looks yummy!

  3. Pauline Lenz says

    I made these using both the caramel chips and cinnamon chips in them, a cup of each that I shook in a bag with flour to keep them from settling.. They were great.. Your basic recipe is extremely moist!! If you could come up with a cheesecake type muffin, I would be a happy lady!!

    • says

      A cheesecake muffin – now that’s an interesting concept. Will have to think about it. Have you ever had one before? Was there cream cheese in the middle??

      • Pauline Lenz says

        Yes!! It was just perfect as far as I was concerned.. The muffin itself was a vanilla based muffin, not a cupcake, and was divine to bite into.. I have kinda played around with one, just not too much.. Just had one a couple weeks ago and the person refused to give up her recipe :-) so I turned to you! I know it had vanilla bean in it also as I could see the specks.. Now I am hungry for one..

  4. Pauline Lenz says

    FYI… It was a cheesecake filling, not just flavored cream cheese.. I had one that was just plain cheese and didn’t like it at all..

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