The Easiest Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ll be honest, I haven’t been cooking much lately. We’ve been graced with quite a few dinner parties, so my contributions have mostly been side dishes and wine, although I did whip up a batch of these simple sugar cookies for a Christmas party we hosted on Saturday.Β Our spare time has mostly been spent on the house, which has been totally fun, but isn’t the same as making something in the kitchen. (On the plus side, I discovered that using a reciprocating saw is actually pretty fun.) Yesterday, Alex and I worked on the basement, tearing down some old walls, cleaning out the dirt from years and years past. It was exhausting, but quite satisfying. It still looks like a dungeon down there, but at least it’s going to be a clean dungeon.

Anyways, after a few hours of working on the house, I just had to bake something. Luckily, my pantry was stocked with plenty of ingredients, so I decided to use up the bananas that were on the edge of being too ripe since super ripe bananas are perfect for baking! So I turned on the fifth episode in the Serial podcast (I know, I know, I’m late to the party… but I’m catching up!) and got to work.

banana chocolate chip muffins

These aren’t super healthy muffins, but they don’t have any oil or butter in them! And I supposed if you left out the chocolate chips, you could totally pass these off as healthy, but why turn down chocolate chips? You could also do a 50/50 blend of whole wheat and regular flour, I just didn’t happen to have whole wheat flour on hand. These muffins came together so easily though, and Alex gave them a stamp of approval as soon as he took a bite. (His only complaint was that they were hot… since I had literally just taken them out of the oven.)

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: Breakfast or Snack
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 3 small (or 2 large) very ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips (or 1 cup if you're feeling crazy)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  3. Mash up the bananas and then stir in the honey.
  4. Beat the egg into the mixture, and then add the milk, greek yogurt and vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Combine both mixtures. Don't stir it too much!
  7. Add in the chocolate chips.
  8. Using a ¼ cup scoop, add in batter to each muffin tin. It should make about 15 muffins.
  9. Baking for 10-12 minutes or until just brown.

I’m glad we’ll have these on hand this week, since I have a feeling we’ll be needing a lot of grab-and-go snacks. Between the last minute Christmas shopping and numerous Christmas parties, easy snacks come in handy.Β Besides… you can’t go wrong with chocolate chips. You could use regular chocolate chips if you can’t get your hands on the mini kind, but I’m partial to the mini because it ensures that every single bite has some chocolate in it!

healthy banana chocolate chip muffins

I can’t believe Christmas is next week! Time to start wrapping gifts and listening to Christmas music on repeat.Β 

These easy banana chocolate chip muffins are perfect for a healthy snack or breakfast on the go!

Have you been baking anything?

Comments

  1. My last two baking attempts ended up in the trash can, so I’m taking a break lol. BUt I might have to make an exception for these. I love any kind of muffin with chocolate chips in them.

  2. Nom nom! Liz this sounds lovely! Meatless monday perhaps? πŸ™‚

  3. It’s amazing how getting the opportunity to bake something can be so magical when you haven’t for a while!! I’ve made a couple treats the last week since finishing class and it’s been SO REWARDING! One included ripe bananas, I see spots and I get excited.

  4. I love any baked good with bananas in it πŸ™‚ can’t wait to try this. Last week I baked a cranberry lemon bundt cake from Williams-Sonoma. Not healthy at all, but delicious πŸ˜‰

  5. Banana Chocolate Chip is one of my favorite combinations! Yum!

  6. I’m SUPER excited about Christmas and my home looks like it so it makes me happy πŸ™‚ I’ll keep kicking it up a notch each year πŸ™‚ Are you guys going to celebrate it in the new home or with family elsewhere? Or both? Mmm i like this recipe, will bookmark it since my son loves bananas AND chocolate chips – what kid doesn’t’? πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and have a great one Liz! -Iva

    • We will get to celebrate in the new house! My parents are coming to Richmond so all of our family will be here. It should be so much fun!

  7. These sound awesome! I love anything with banana and chocolate. You could just top with PB for The trifecta πŸ™‚ I was late to the serial party too. I caught up last week. Soo good!!

    • These would be ah-maze-ing with peanut butter, I’m sure! And YES to the podcast!! I’m sure I’ll finish it in the next day or two!

  8. I really want to make these, wish my bananas were ripe! That’s the problem in the winter, I can’t get them ripe fast enough!

    • I hear you! Luckily, we order groceries online and you can actually pick ripe or “baking” bananas that come very ripe!

  9. Yum! Those look great πŸ™‚ I also can’t believe that it’s Christmas and the end of the year already. Where did the year go?

    Lately I’ve been baking pie crust cookies a lot because I participated in a cookie swap. This week I’ll be baking my family’s recipe for butter bars topped with chocolate because I’m going to another cookie swap!

  10. What’s a banana muffin without some chocolate chips included?! To answer your question, I haven’t baked one single thing yet this holiday season. I really do need to start before these little girls arrive.

  11. Yummy! I keep saying I want to bake stuff and I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’m a bit of a holiday failure in that department right now. Maybe this weekend!

  12. Seems pretty healthy to me πŸ˜‰

    I haven’t done much cooking lately either, except for banana bread. I’m addicted!

  13. Yum those look so good! I need to try this recipe.

    xo,
    Angela

  14. I haven’t been baking lately. I hope to bake Christmas cookies this Thursday night with a friend and then again on Sunday with my mom and sister πŸ™‚ These look SO good by the way. I wanted to have one last night when I saw you post the photo on Instagram!

  15. I have to say that while I don’t mind cooking, baking is not something that I have gotten into. Don’t get me wrong I will not turn down a yummy cake or muffin when I see one or two. These look and sound delicious. I am sure noone will be crazy enough to turn these down. πŸ™‚ Enjoy them and enjoy the time decorating and cleaning your home, this is the fun stuff, at least to me. πŸ™‚

  16. These sound super healthy…and delicious! We always have extra bananas waiting to be used – now I know how!!

  17. We did our family Christmas cookie baking on Saturday so I’m set with baking for a while πŸ™‚

  18. I’ve got some lovely granola bars in the oven at the moment and they are smelling great. I love the look of these muffins – a great way to use up old bananas.

  19. Hey, you’re working on your house – it’s totally okay to skip on some cooking and enjoy those dinner parties. Nobody can expect you to be superwoman. (: Or maybe you’re a muffin-baking superwoman.
    I’m partial to mini chocolate chips, too. Because it means I can go for a handful and think ‘oh, hey, they’re mini’ – and then the bag is empty before I even get around to baking. Save to say my last batch of cookies was a kind that didn’t require chocolate chips ;).
    For the Christmas music on repeat I highly recommend Michael BublΓ©. In fact, I’m listening to him right now.

  20. These look great – I love banana anything! My in-laws were in town and I made a couple of things for them but they were really sweet and insisted on dinners out since we have a new baby and they didn’t want me to be cooking for them.

  21. These look so yummy…and pretty healthy to me, Liz! I bet they’d taste even more delicious with a smear of peanut butter :)!

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