Easy Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have just had a test for my Psychology research methods so I thought in my brief respite from study I would quickly throw up this recipe that I made last weekend.

These banana choc chip muffins are my absolute favorite as they are incredibly easy and come out moist and tasty every time! I must admit I am not entirely sure where the original banana muffin recipe came from, my little brother brought the recipe home from Kindergarten one day and they have been made multiple times since then with the occasional addition of choc chips (my favorite!). This is a great recipe to make with Kids as it isn’t to complicated and there are lots of opportunities for them to do some measuring and mixing.

If I find the original link I’ll post it up (credit where credit is due!). Obviously, feel free to make without the choc or to add whatever else you think might work!


4 ripe bananas (this will make them very moist, 3 would work fine as well)

3/4 Cup of Sugar

1/3 Cup of melted butter or margarine

1 egg

1 3/4 Cups of standard flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Dark chocolate chips (I just pour them in so add as much as you like)


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (approx 350 F)

2. Mash the bananas in a bowl

3. Add to the bananas the butter, sugar and egg and mix together well

4. In separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

5. Add these dry ingredients to the banana mix along with your desired amount of chocolate and mix gently until combined

6. Put into a 12 hole muffin tin that has been greased (I tend to just fill them 3/4 up but they don’t tend to rise heaps and muffins are allowed to be a bit messy right?)

7. Bake for 20 minutes (can test the muffins with a skewer and if it comes out clean they are done!)

Enjoy these warm or cold, they also freeze well.

The only photo I got during the baking process sorry! Fresh out of the oven *Yum*

  • http://ellezel.blogspot.com Elle

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today! I really appreciate that you took the time to read the post about my faith.
    I remember the days of Psychology Research tests! They were always the most stressful. Hope you rocked it :) Those muffins look absolutely amazing and I am definitely borrowing this recipe!

  • Kelly Pinckard

    Made these muffins today for a new neighbor moving in and they turned out fantastic! I doubled the recipe and used 7 bananas, but exactly doubled everything else. The muffins are very moist and can’t wait to hear how the neighbors like them. My kids (5 and 3) love them as well, and I love that I can make a big batch (and they each helped me today by mixing and measuring) and we can have some all week for mornings before preschool. Easy and healthy (non-processed like a lot of the quick frozen junk they sell) for those rushed mornings. Thanks for sharing the recipe! We are really enjoying them!