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Banana Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips

"I combined a few recipes to come up with these banana muffins. The chocolate chips often surprise people who try them," writes Colleen Johnson of Elbridge, New York. "Our four boys make these disappear in a hurry, so I usually double the recipe," she adds.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk, oil, banana and applesauce; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 232 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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  • Becca
    Apr 30, 2020

    This is a great recipe! These are moist and not spongy, like some can be when you add applesauce. It only made 14 muffins for me since I enjoy batter to fill about 3/4 of the cup. I shortened the cooking time to 15-16 minutes and could've actually put in fewer chocolate chips as they overpowered the banana flavor a bit, but really, that's not a complaint. They are delicious! I also like the fact there's only 1/4 c of sugar in the whole batch. Will definitely save this one.

  • Sanjeeda
    Nov 19, 2018

    I’ve been looking for a simple

  • ValerieMS
    Apr 30, 2013

    These muffins are very good. A great use for old banana.

  • wendafrog
    Mar 29, 2013

    Added another Banana to increase flavor and reduced chips to 3/4 cup. Baked nicely, but OK overall.

  • RRohrer
    Feb 2, 2011

    I made this recipe primarily because it only required one banana which was all I had. They were really good, nice & moist, with a mild banana flavor. My family loved them too of course. Gone in a day!! I did note that 15 minutes was plenty of time for baking them.

  • jendaly
    Jan 30, 2011

    Very flavorful and moist. Definately will make them again.

  • kim1026
    Jan 12, 2011

    These are my teenage sons favorite muffins. He and his friends all beg me to make them for them. I have to double and even triple the recipe to keep up with the demand!!

  • ebeth2007
    Mar 21, 2010

    Not much banana flavor.

  • cooking4-2healthy
    Jan 18, 2010

    I found the muffins to be moist & delious. I tried half with craisn.

  • JRosskopf
    Jul 13, 2009

    We loved these muffins. Tried some with Craisins as well and they were also great.