The Best Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Whenever I see “the best” in front of a recipe – it makes me want to click! I always really want to trust someone who is willing to place those words in front of their recipe. I usually click, I often make the recipe – and sometimes it’s the best…sometimes not. But just know – I wouldn’t call something the best unless I really felt like it was!

These are the best for many reasons:

1. They are easy to make!

2. They make breakfast/grabbing something to add to my kids’ lunchbox so much easier.

3. They are a great way to use overripe bananas!

4. They’re soft and moist and full of flavor!

We have a lot of go-to dinners in our rotation (most of them are on here on my website!)…but I’ve struggled to find go-to baked goods that are easy and that my kids like. Enter these muffins! I make them once a week. And on a busy Tuesday morning….I’m always glad that Sunday morning Sara made them!

The Best Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Easy muffins for busy mornings!
Author Sara Thielsen


  • 3-4 ripe bananas - (use 4 if they're small/medium – 3 if the bananas are large)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour - We use Einkorn flour – but you can use regular/organic flour
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon - (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel and mash bananas until well mashed in a medium bowl.
  • Add liquid ingredients – egg, vanilla and melted butter. Use fork or whisk to combine until well mixed.
  • Add dry ingredients – flour, sugar, salt, optional cinnamon. Mix until all flour is combined well.
  • Add chocolate chips (omit if you want plain banana muffins).
  • Scoop batter into 12 muffin liners. I like the parchment liners – but any will do!
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until you poke a toothpick in the middle and it's clean. Enjoy warm or cooled for the next couple of days!


I hope these become a staple in your home just like they are in ours! Anything to make those busy weekday mornings a little easier 🙂

One Response

  1. 5 stars
    The name doesn’t lie – these really are the best banana muffins ever! We added the chocolate chips, but they were so moist and delicious, I’m sure they’d be great either way.

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