Banana Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips Recipe
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Banana Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips Recipe

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"I combined a few recipes to come up with these banana muffins. The chocolate chips often surprise people who try them," writes Colleen Johnson of Elbridge, New York. "Our four boys make these disappear in a hurry, so I usually double the recipe," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk, oil, banana and applesauce; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center 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 January/February 2002, p58

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ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 204672
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"These muffins are very good. A great use for old banana."

wendafrog User ID: 1972215 204671
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Added another Banana to increase flavor and reduced chips to 3/4 cup. Baked nicely, but OK overall."

RRohrer User ID: 3493609 34608
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I made this recipe primarily because it only required one banana which was all I had. They were really good, nice & moist, with a mild banana flavor. My family loved them too of course. Gone in a day!! I did note that 15 minutes was plenty of time for baking them."

jendaly User ID: 1015007 76059
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Very flavorful and moist. Definately will make them again."

kim1026 User ID: 729207 91052
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"These are my teenage sons favorite muffins. He and his friends all beg me to make them for them. I have to double and even triple the recipe to keep up with the demand!!"

ebeth2007 User ID: 2951063 76057
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Not much banana flavor."

cooking4-2healthy User ID: 4792034 103866
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I found the muffins to be moist & delious. I tried half with craisn."

JRosskopf User ID: 3840753 91048
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"We loved these muffins. Tried some with Craisins as well and they were also great."

perchgal User ID: 1173828 34606
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2008

"Found these to be very dry. Ended up tossing them because no one liked them."

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