Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes Recipe
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Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes Recipe

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These cute little minis are packed with banana flavor, chocolate chips and topped off with creamy frosting. They make a great, fast snack when the kids come home from school. —Beverly Coyde, Gasport, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) banana quick bread and muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 65 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, water, sour cream and egg; stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a microwave, melt shortening and remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Banana-Chip Mini Cupcakes in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p51

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 164264
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"I've made these numerous times and have served them at bunches. They were a huge hit. They are easy to prepare and taste delicious. Definitely five stars."

bwoody4 User ID: 1085828 95236
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Grandkids loved them. Good after school snack. I added a couple bananas to batter - just made them moister."

joann13209 User ID: 4602024 164464
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"In answer to conniejo, if you have bananas that are getting over-ripe, just throw them, peels and all in the freezer. Then when you need a banana in a recipe, just defrost, peel and use -- no bananas wasted!"

bananacicle User ID: 5914781 67643
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I made this recipe yesterday. The recipe was good, but could use improvement. I would add nuts and fresh bananas for some extra flavor and texture. I have add fresh bananas to cakes and muffins all the time and it has never changed how it has cooked. Although, if the banana chunks are to big or there is to many of them the muffins will fall apart. Also, if you are going to make this recipe, make the icing the night before and leave it at room temperature. It will help the texture. I hope this helps."

kstover User ID: 3602565 95235
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"My granddaughter and I made these mini cupcakes and we liked the moistness. Yummy!"

conniejo98 User ID: 2823311 149493
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"How would you make this using fresh bananas? I have some I need to use and think this idea is great!"

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