Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sometimes I get a little overeager and buy too many bananas.

These are the Best Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins you will ever have

Does that ever happen to you? Obviously before I started cooking I would throw them out. Same thing used to happen with all my fruits and vegetables. But now I turn those into juices. And those ripe bananas into pancakes, nut bread, and now these muffins.

I actually had to hide these bananas this time because people see ripe bananas and they think we probably need to eat them before hitting the point of no return. And of course like any food blogger you get a little annoyed because you needed to cook with them. Luckily no one found my hiding spot.

What to do with those ripe bananas

The kids were pretty happy today coming home to an afternoon snack of muffins too. I mean who needs them just for breakfast? An afternoon pick me up is the way to go! There is an upside and downside to this recipe – they are delicious but they make 16. You might be thinking what’s the downside? But for me that’s 4 muffins a piece in our family. Quite a lot muffins to go around.

Point is there are leftovers. Any takers?

Tired of just making banana bread with those ripe bananas? Make these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins instead!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Serves: 16 muffins
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together both sugars and butter until creamy. Break bananas into thirds and add to bowl and mix. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add to the banana mixture. Stir until combined. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Spoon batter into a muffin pan coated with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 20-23 minutes.

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  1. Freeze them so I can try them next time I come in….
    I have a batch of strawberry, blueberry muffins in my freezer for when John Grayson and Amelia come in town….

  2. I have bananas that are just about to turn. Perfect timing!! Thanks!

  3. Katerina @ diethood .com says:

    My kids would love these!! I need to try them asap!!

  4. Bring on the muffins! I love these for a quick breakfast!

  5. My kiddos love banana muffins! These look scrumptious!

  6. Banana and chocolate is always a scrumptious combination – these muffins look great!

  7. I always buy too many bananas! Great way to use them up!

  8. Oh yum — what a perfect breakfast or after school snack!

    (And, um, I didn’t realize there was any other use for bananas other than baked goods – wink!)