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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: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large 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. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 254144
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"Oh boy are these muffins ever yummy! They are moist and flavorful. I used milk chocolate chips because it's what I had and pecans because my husband doesn't like walnuts. The easily released from the pan using a butter knife to lift them out. The only bummer is that some of the chocolate chips on the bottoms of the muffins stuck to the pan, even though it was sprayed. These would be perfect in a lunch box, as an after school snack and most definitely for breakfast. As a TOH Volunteer Field Editor I definitely recommend this recipe."

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Sarahlynn23 User ID: 8911363 252545
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"I had to create an account just to review this recipe! I love love love these! The best banana muffins I've ever made.. I can't stay away.. So airy and fluffy! New favorite.. Love love love!!!"

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mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 251770
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"As a TOH Volunteer Field Editor, one of my roles is to test recipes and review them...Wonderful, easy recipe. I got 17 large muffins, I filled the tins almost full because we like larger muffins. I omitted the nuts and also, I had to bake a little longer because of the larger size."

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kaly_ab User ID: 1070646 244355
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"These are fantastic!"

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Myifru User ID: 8612191 237116
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

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

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mzgrinder User ID: 6418368 236745
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."

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ingallslj User ID: 8575812 235069
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!"

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 234015
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"

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crystal24 User ID: 2396269 233255
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. :)"

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wasoongu User ID: 1077273 231429
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."

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amama2all3 User ID: 6558313 222655
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."

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QNDS_MommyPants User ID: 8199244 219019
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! :)"

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IsAKent User ID: 8200198 217041
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!"

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Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 35162
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

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

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lonnylee User ID: 8009528 115568
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

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

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annette.barney@gmail.com User ID: 5326454 51675
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

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

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dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 31264
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."

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k8mama User ID: 5364049 46301
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!"

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kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 87952
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Substitited half the flour for whole wheat flour."

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trishmccaff User ID: 1293908 92280
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Fast, easy and delicious!"

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lots_a_smiles@hotmail.com User ID: 6501613 35160
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"

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savoystudio User ID: 7250943 46296
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

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

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wintermom9597@yahoo.com User ID: 193450 78351
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."

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dorayflores User ID: 1370498 78350
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."

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ilovetigers User ID: 2396532 78348
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"everybody loved these"

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JoannaRenae User ID: 4943586 85642
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..."

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fxglove User ID: 1184082 46273
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."

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JenfromFlag User ID: 2604063 31258
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."

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zzsunzz User ID: 139593 84867
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!"

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jsouba User ID: 1788691 204169
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"so so good!"

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jenk30 User ID: 6035104 85640
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."

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Ballinrobe User ID: 650252 78347
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

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

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michellern User ID: 1126206 51674
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

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

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Heidilou User ID: 1464401 71782
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."

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blarabee User ID: 258038 78346
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."

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grensrud User ID: 4501110 85639
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."

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Mrs. Peters User ID: 264420 30054
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Turned out very delicious!"

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Mona Fakih User ID: 4859153 71781
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I will definitely make this reipe again!!"

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becca_1234 User ID: 4161662 31256
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

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

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becca_1234 User ID: 4161662 92279
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."

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Aljesbob User ID: 58669 115554
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."

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shonadavis User ID: 1788243 204168
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Great tasting & easy to make"

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Shrimpcake User ID: 2821777 71776
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

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

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jjackson96 User ID: 1922070 31252
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

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

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Raggamuffin User ID: 3425624 51615
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!"

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Rochieleigh User ID: 3728387 85452
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Very yummy and easy muffins!"

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l2bake User ID: 2030987 78343
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

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

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hotdog44 User ID: 1476949 115545
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"

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Deanna Watkins User ID: 2392494 92278
Reviewed May. 4, 2008

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

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eatredoneslast1 User ID: 2371275 87947
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2008

"These are really good!"

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