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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Lauren Heyn bakes up these yummy treats. Lots of banana flavor and plenty of chocolate chips "disguise" the whole wheat taste in these moist muffins. They're perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bananas, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with batter. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 191 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • smagal
    Mar 27, 2014

    They looked great, but they weren't sweet enough for me.

  • scubacas
    Feb 17, 2013

    Easy to make, very flavorful I was able to easily make 18...WW pts+ is 3 per muffin (if you get 18 out of batch)

  • JoeRD
    Feb 15, 2012

    Yum-the whole family enjoyed this very yummy treat.

  • dv80det
    Feb 14, 2012

    These were so good!

  • omaTammy
    Oct 27, 2010

    My husband & I are trying to eat healthier, and after tasting these, he said he won't have a problem staying away from the things he shouldn't have! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

  • NyxRizzi
    Mar 25, 2010

    I added some peanut butter chips along with the chocolate. Yum!

  • mjlouk
    Mar 13, 2010

    These were good but nothing special

  • jlastov1
    Nov 22, 2009

    Moist and delicious. I did not have any wheat bran available so I substituted quick cooking oatmeal. Generous recipe, I was able to get 18 regular size muffins from the batch.

  • annette thiel
    Jul 25, 2008

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  • maldebr
    Feb 9, 2007

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