Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Lauren Heyn bakes up these yummy treats. Lots of banana flavor and plenty of chocolate chips "disguise" the whole wheat taste in these moist muffins. They're perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 191 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bananas, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with batter. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p61

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smagal User ID: 5715837 58105
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"They looked great, but they weren't sweet enough for me."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 156438
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Easy to make, very flavorful I was able to easily make 18...WW pts+ is 3 per muffin (if you get 18 out of batch)"

JoeRD User ID: 5760470 145500
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Yum-the whole family enjoyed this very yummy treat."

dv80det User ID: 6287729 131936
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"These were so good!"

omaTammy User ID: 1985820 64459
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"My husband & I are trying to eat healthier, and after tasting these, he said he won't have a problem staying away from the things he shouldn't have! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!"

NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 156437
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I added some peanut butter chips along with the chocolate. Yum!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 156368
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"These were good but nothing special"

jlastov1 User ID: 2803963 153202
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Moist and delicious. I did not have any wheat bran available so I substituted quick cooking oatmeal. Generous recipe, I was able to get 18 regular size muffins from the batch."

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