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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

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

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)"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

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

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"These were so good!"

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

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

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"These were good but nothing special"

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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