Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect solution to ripe bananas.Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect solution to ripe bananas

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
Recipe type: Bread
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ C sour cream
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips
  1. Mix together the oil, sugar, bananas, eggs, baking powder and salt
  2. Add in vanilla
  3. Add in flour and mix until just combined and moistened
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Grease pan or line with paper liners. Fill muffin tins ¾ full
  6. Preheat oven to 350 for approximately 20 minutes


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  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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