Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I purposely left a few extra bananas on the counter this weekend to get extra brown and mushy so that I could make a banana baked good today. I had a very productive baking cooking weekend. Salted caramel apple crumb bars. Turkey pancetta meatballs. White chicken chili. And now banana chocolate chip muffins. This is what Sundays in the fall are all about … if you’re not a football fan. I also had some extra time this weekend since I was feeling a bit under the weather and went home to hang with my parents. (woop woop). My funny story of the weekend .. is how I went to the walk-in clinic down in the Cape to get checked out for this cough I’ve been annoying my coworkers with. I told my mom I thought I was the youngest person in the waiting room by at least 40 years … and I was way off … the guy in front of me gave his birth date as 1921. Then the lady sitting across from me in the waiting room told me about her 91 year old mother’s yard sale a few towns over where she was selling a rotary push mower. And when I finally got seen by the doctor … who was probably also 90 years old … he tried to convince me I was actually 17 and that the birth date of 1995 was not a typo by the woman at the front desk.

So since I’m so youthful this weekend … it’s a double baked good weekend. I had a few mushy bananas that needed to be put to good use and I needed something chocolately in the house. These are very fast and super delicious. And I have the best mom EVER who read my last blog where I ran out of Viatnamese cinnamon and she got me more of that and some fancy vanilla!


  • 3 large mushy bananas
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together bananas and sugar until well combined. Mix in egg, butter and vanilla.

Step 2: Mix together dry ingredients, and add the wet mixture. Add in chocolate chips.

Step 3: I’m a fan of mini muffins, but you can do whatever size floats your boat. Spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop even-size amounts of banana batter. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until firm.



These are super easy and very delicious. And now it’s time to watch the Emmys. Happy Sunday.