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
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 each: 275 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g 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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tstreich User ID: 1042559 237449
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."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 16993
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."

sselter User ID: 7214612 27270
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

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

SparkysCountryGirl User ID: 5640291 46091
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."

ladonnaminarik User ID: 4231310 47073
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

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

caparmenter User ID: 1068666 51785
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"The oats in this recipe give it more texture than typical muffins. Love the crunch of the top with the moist chocolately inside!"

oxnicoleox3 User ID: 6510573 46089
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"These are delicious! I made them without the chocolate chips and they are perfect! Great snack or breakfast treat. Or even for any occasion!"

cherylr56 User ID: 1676288 21941
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Have been making this recipe over 10 years. It's a favorite of my now-grown kids"

chade2 User ID: 4824493 23536
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"Fantastic!!!! easy and Delicious the best combination!"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 16975
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This recipe was quick to put together and it tastes delicious!! I was worried the oatmeal would make the muffin grainy, but I wouldn't have noticed the oatmeal if I hadn't seen the recipe. Delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)"

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