Banana Chip Muffins Recipe

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Joanne Shields' moist muffins showcase bananas and mini chocolate chips. "After the original recipe flopped, I experimented with different ingredients and measurements until I came up with this winning combination," explains the Olds, Alberta cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 275 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg, oil and sugar until smooth. Stir in bananas. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the banana mixture just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Chip Muffins in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p53

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"They were good but not my favorite banana muffins. They were more of a bread texture, a bit on the chewy side. I guess we prefer a moist banana muffin or bread mixture. It must be the oatmeal, but there is an oatmeal banana cookie recipe that is wonderful - so definitely a combination of other ingredients that give it the wrong texture for our taste."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"The black squiggly things in the muffins are the banana's seeds. (Bananas are botanically a berry.)

I made these with blackberries instead of the chocolate chips and used just one banana (that's all I had) and added a bit of juice from canned sweet potatoes. They turned out good, but aren't my best muffin."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"I made these and there are black squiggly hair like things in them... Anyone now why?"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Pretty good, but didn't wow me. I did a few changes. I used 4 bananas, a heaping 1/2 cup of oats, regular sized chocolate chips, and made it a loaf instead of muffins. I baked it for 45 mins and it needed more, so it cooked for about 15 mins longer. I think I should've cooked it for 10 mins longer instead of 15. Definitely a hearty bread with the oats in it. I'll prolly make again though."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Amazing texture!! Very moist!! Adding these to my Christmas gift baskets for friends, family, and the neighbors!!"

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