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Favorite Banana Chip Muffins Recipe

Favorite Banana Chip Muffins Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Favorite Banana Chip Muffins

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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."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Easy, tasty and they freeze well!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Great recipe! Quick and easy to make, and tasted excellent!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"This is an EXCELLENT recipe! I have made them since the recipe was first published last summer and they disappear quickly--my family absolutely LOVES them!"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"I have made these muffins ever since they were published in the June/July 2013 issue. They are amazing, moist, and super easy. These muffins disappear every time I make them! Also, my husband hates bananas and enjoys these muffins."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"I made this recipe this morning and it was fabulous. I don't have my muffin tins here because I just moved so I made 2 loaves instead and baked them for about 35 mins. This is a keeper!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013


Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Awesome recipe and sooo easy to make! I baked these yesterday for the first time and now have another batch in the oven. For the 2/3 c sugar: I only added 1/4c(the overly ripe bananas contribute to sweetness). Thank you for such a good recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"FABULOUS, and like many other reviewers, I have made these over and over since clipping the recipe! :) I'm off to make two more batches to freeze and have handy for those crazy school mornings and another to make for a friend of mine as a treat! AWESOME recipe! Thanks!!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I have made this recipe half a dozen times. My family loves it! I have ended up doubling it and substituting some wheat and oat flour for the white. I also use mini chocolate chips and bake in mini muffin tins for 10 minutes. Great snack food!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"I really liked these easy to make banana muffins. I only had a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on hand but it turned out to be the perfect amount for us. My toddler had fun helping to make them, and eating them too! I do feel like I overcooked them just a touch, and I took them out at 17 minutes. I will be making these again and I think I will check them at 15."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I have an extensive recipe collection and love to try new things so I'm not really known for making the same things very often. I have made these muffins FOUR times in the last 2 months. That's gotta be a record!! My whole family really loves these. They're so easy to make and turn out beautifully every time! I just made a batch yesterday and I came up just a bit short on the bananas. I made up the difference with unsweetened applesauce and they turned out great. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"These muffins were very easy to make. I made them for my husband and his fellow firemen. Next time I make them, I plan to add more chocolate chips."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"I thought these muffins were really good. They were easy to throw together and were a great alternative to banana bread as another reader said. I tucked them away so that we could reheat for another day of breakfast otherwise they would have all been gone very quickly."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Love, love, love. Thank you!"

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"These were amazing!! My military husband loved them too :] Will be making again"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"Followed the recipe as written. They were tasty and nice and high, rounded tops!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I always make my go to banana bread with our overripe bananas but wanted to try something new this time. These were so easy to make and so delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except I used mini semisweet chocolate chips instead of the full sized ones. The only downfall as others have mentioned is they are gone before you know it. I have another batch already in the oven!!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"My attempt at these turned out nicely. I used 1 cup AP flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and used milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet. We couldn't taste the cinnamon, so if you want to taste it, I'd recommend adding a bit more. I greased the muffin tins (no liners) and they came out beautifully. Only problem we had was that they were all gone before lunch!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"I tried this recipe today for the first time!

I didn't have enough bananas, so I added enough shredded Granny Smith Apple to make 1-1/3 cup of mixture for muffins.
I used 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and salt and I added 1/8 cup all-purpose flour to the semi-sweet chocolate chips so that the chips wouldn't sink to the bottom of the muffins! I did bake them in the fluted baking liners in the muffin pans. I got 1-1/2 dozen muffins out of this recipe.
I think that this is a recipe I will definitely be using regularly! I've been on a banana
baking spree anymore-thank you, Kimberly
Duda, for sharing this recipe! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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