Back to Chocolate Banana Muffins

Print Options

 
 
 

Card Sizes

 
 
 
 Print
Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

"I bake something almost everyday—either in the morning before everyone's awake or in the evening," comments Stephanie Kienzle from North Miami Beach, Florida. "I whip up these tender muffins in no time and serve them with jam for breakfast or ice cream and chocolate syrup for dessert."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 191 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Banana Muffins

Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Added about a half cup of fresh cranberries. Used regular brown sugar. Came out fantastic."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"Very good, and I am not a fan of banana bread. Made as directed except used 3/4 cup packed brown sugar and about a 1/4 cup Splenda. I used mini-muffin pan and it made 48 muffins filling the cup to the brim. I like 'em to have a muffin top. I live in a very small town outside of Fayetteville, AR. Took them to our Senior Center and they were gone in no time! Several folks asked for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Just took these out of the pan and the one that stuck and came apart was really delicious!! i followed the recipe exactly and had no problem with the baking soda as other reviewer mentioned. I did, however, make 12 muffins instead of 24. The cups were about 3/4 full and it took 22 minutes to bake into fluffy muffins with nice tops. I think dividing then into 24 cups would yield topless muffins. Great recipe, thanks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"The Test Kitchen reviewed this recipe as written and they baked up wonderfully. 3 tsp of Baking Soda worked well and didn't leave any after-taste (so says all the office workers that devoured them).

Happy baking!
Sue Stetzel
Online Community Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"I made as directed except I used pecans. Nothing wrong with the amount of baking soda! I've made these several times and thought I owed it a good review. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"So yummy! I wasn't sure about 3 t baking soda, so I also subbed 2 of the teaspoons for baking powder."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"I really liked this recipe but I also tweaked some things. I substituted 2 t Baking Power and 1 t Baking Soda for the 3 t Baking Soda. I also added 2 C Banana along with 1 t Cinnamon and 1/4 t Nutmeg. Would have given it 5 Stars but I believe the 3 t Baking Soda is a mistake or misprint."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"My husband always teases me because I hardly ever really follow a recipe. So, I don't use the walnuts. Instead, before I add the chocolate, I add about 6 or 7 strawberries that I cubed and a sliced banana. Then I add 1 cup chocolate chunks, and 1 cup chocolate mini chips. Super yummy, and since we don't have any weight issues and rarely eat sugary treats, I sometimes use these for a quick breakfast. Hey, you can't tell me that a pop tart is healthier than a homemade muffin! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"Instead of using AP flour I used 1 1/2 cups bread flour and 1/2 cup pastry flour. Made them more muffin like and cut the baking soda in half. They weren't huge, but my daughter loved them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Yuck! Tastes like Baking soda! I thought these recipes are tested!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"very good. will make again. i used 2 lge and 1 small banana. very moist. made about 18 muffins."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"My husband and 3 boys really enjoyed these. I will absolutely make them again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Our muffins weren't dry, I only used 2 bananas and cut back on the flour I put in after reading the other reviews. I'm told they could've been fluffier, but that's tough for the nature of a banana muffin."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Like other reviewers, I tweaked the recipe. I cut out the white sugar, using 1/2 c brown sugar only. I had 5 small to medium bananas on hand, so I used them all. I used half the chocolate chips. And I also used 2 T of baking powder instead of the baking soda because it's what I had on hand. I also omitted the nuts so my kids would like them. :)

The mini muffins turned out especially good. My kids loved them. So did I!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Substitited half the flour for whole wheat flour."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Fast, easy and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"My kids love anything with chocolate chips, so these were a hit! I cut both sugars by half and used half whole wheat flour to make these healthier. I also omitted the walnuts (but only because i ran out!) Without the walnuts, I ended up with only 20 muffins instead of 24"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"Great flavor and texture! Added yogurt instead of a 3rd banana and they are amazing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Very easy, tasty recipe. Omitted the nuts because I can't eat walnuts and didn't have any pecans on hand."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"I substituted the sugar for 1/4 cup of honey and it was amazing. The banana is sweet so it doesn't need much sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"everybody loved these"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"WAY too much baking soda. I could taste it over the chocolate in the finished product. Not sure if this is a typo that is supposed to be baking powder, but it really detracted from the muffins. I would make this again and substitute baking powder for the baking soda with maybe 1/4 tsp baking soda in addition. Wonderful flavor other than the sharp aftertaste..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"I left out the 1/2 cup of sugar and replaced all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. And the 2 dozen disappeared within 2 days."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"This recipe turned out real good. It is another excellent way to use up those dark bananas. I used mini chocolate chips in the recipe and they worked out nice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"I just tried these for the first time. They didn't rise like I thought they would, but they are still very good. I'm not a fan of nuts in things but I really like them in this recipe. I will definitely make them again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"so so good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"These were really good. My whole family enjoyed eating these, and I thought they were even better the next day. I followed the recipe, except for subbing white chocolate chips for the chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"These are great and very moist. I made 3 mini loaves and it worked out very well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I keep making these over and over. My new fav banana muffin!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"These muffins were easy to prepare and the end product was excellent! I made 24 regular size muffins that were moist and had just the right amount of chocolate flavor for my daughter to give it the "thumbs up" vote. I did omit the nuts because my kids do not like them. Great recipe that I will definitely make again and share with all my friends."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"These were delicious and moist. My teenage son gobbled them up. I made 12 mini-muffins and 18 regular-sized muffins from the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"These were okay, the dough definitely didn't make 24, it made 6 jumbo muffins. I also didn't add the walnuts or any nuts for that matter. The muffins did not rise well at all, and the top burnt before the center was completely baked."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Turned out very delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I will definitely make this reipe again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"In addition to using Splenda baking, I substituted pecans for the walnuts because that's what I had at home."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Delicious! I made these for the first time last week. I had some ripe bananas to use and was looking for something to try. Since I'm diabetic, I did substitute Splenda Baking and Splenda Brown sugar. My co-workers couldn't tell the difference. They all said it was a keeper recipe and one even said that I "stuck my foot in it"... LOL.... she really liked them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Not without some help. I bake and make banana bread all the time. I decided to try these because they sounded good and had so many positive remarks. Mine did not rise very well at all and it appeared to me that the recipe should have made far less than 24. I wondered about the half full but decided to follow the recipe as written. Note - I did use a BRAND new pampered chef muffin pan do not know if that was a factor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Great tasting & easy to make"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I love banana cake. Adding the chocolate chips made the muffin superb. My granchildren loved them. Very easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"These were SUPER! I added 1/2 cup of peanut butter & left out the nuts. Still a big hit! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"I FOUND A BETTER (HEALTHIER) CHOC. BANANA MUFFIN ON THIS SITE THAT USES HALF WHEAT FLOUR AND LESS SUGAR. BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS RECIPE! TASTY, SWEET AND MOIST. FREEZES WELL AND THAWS 15 SECONDS IN THE MICROWAVE. TASTES FRESH BAKED!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Very yummy and easy muffins!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"Great muffins! Super fast to mix up and the flavor is wonderful the next day!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2008

"these are a great muffins i sent them to work with my husband and the guys loved them.and so easy to make.

lisa mcbride"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2008

"These are great! I've been making them for a couple of years now and my family loves them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2008

"These are really good!"

Loading Image