Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Let’s face it. When you are on a budget, baking treats is often out of the question. Baked goods are a lovely extra but after the cost of butter, sugar and mix-ins it can be an expensive venture. Thankfully, not every sweet treat will put a strain on the grocery budget.

Baking with bananas is a great way to off-set the expense. Bananas are cheap to begin with and can often be purchased at a reduced price once they have started to ripen. In the case of my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, the bananas bulk-up the muffin mixture and thus reduce the need for additional, more expensive, ingredients.  The semi-sweet chocolate is a perfect addition to the banana flavour and will be sure to please! Throw them in a lunch bag for a mid-day snack or  share them with friends over a strong cup of tea. Everyone deserves a treat from time-to-time!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with paper cups
  • In a small mixing bowl, mash over ripe bananas. Add sugars, egg and butter
  • In a separate bowl mix remaining ingredients
  • Add banana mixture to dry mixture and bring together (do not over mix!)
  • Spoon mixture into paper cups and bake for 20 minutes

Makes 12 muffins



  1. Nice muffins and a well set up site!

    The Old Fat Guy

  2. diversivore

    I have two very soft bananas sitting on the counter at home, just begging to be transformed into some baked goodies. I think I know what I have to do this weekend. Plus, this sounds very kid-friendly, which is great since my little guy loves a good baking project.

  3. My mom makes banana muffins once a month…next time I’m going to tell her to follow your lead and add chocolate chips. Yum!!

    • Once a month?!?! What an amazing childhood you must have had!! Seriously though, encourage her to throw some chocolate in them and your healthy morning breakfast is now a dessert worthy treat!

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