Favorite Banana Chip Muffins Recipe
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Favorite Banana Chip Muffins Recipe

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These muffins are one of the first things my husband, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel John Duda Jr., gets hungry for when he’s home from deployment. I make sure to have the overripe bananas ready. They’re a family tradition. —Kimberly Duda, Sanford, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 207 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, bananas, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Favorite Banana Chip Muffins in Taste of Home June/July 2013

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Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"Perfect name for this recipe! Made this favorite muffin many times. Out of necessity I have easily used oil with same great results. This is a quick recipe that can be made into lots of mini-muffins or impressive full size muffins. As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home, I enjoy classic recipe that easily adapt to ingredients on-hand."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Wonderful! I made it as a loaf, and it was delicious. I will make this recipe again."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"Very good. Will make again."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"A tasty, easy way to use ripe bananas!"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Great recipe. I substituted applesauce for butter but other than that I followed it exactly. Great banana flavor. They freeze well also. Will definitely make again."

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