Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Thursday, 24th March 2011

My daughter, Liana, is back to craving muffins.  In fact, she’s scooted out for muffins so often this week I’ve lost count.  And may I point out; she scoots out at the oddest times of the day (I should say “evening”).  Why she only returns with a single muffin each and every time is baffling.  Her flavour of choice, Banana Chocolate Chip – no nuts!

A photo of 3 Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins displayed on a dark wooden cutting board with a black background.

These muffin cravings tend to go in spurts and we haven’t had a spurt in quite a long time.  And of course it usually happens when I don’t have any aged bananas. I finally decided enough is enough!  I tucked away a fresh bunch of bananas and waited for the optimal time to whip up a batch.

A photo of 4 small Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips in a small pink bowl and one of the muffins has a ribbon brown and pink ribbon tied around it.

Yesterday they turned to that “nasty brown stage” and the bananas were soft and mushy – perfectly sweet.  I decided to err on the side of caution and I made one batch of jumbo muffins (for the times a small one just won’t do) and I also made a batch of smaller muffins.

A photo of 4 jumbo Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins displayed randomly on a dark wooden board.

By the way, did you know that bananas are America’s number 1 fruit?  I go nuts for bananas!  And I probably eat way more than I should.  Walking by them every day and resisting the temptation was pure torture.

A photo of 4 standard-sized banana muffins chocolate chip stacked one above the other on a wooden board.

Any Chocolate Lovers out there?  You’ll love these!  They are bursting with chocolate chips.  If you’re anything like me (addicted to chocolate), when no one is looking, you’ll add a few more for that absolute chocolate satisfaction.

A photo of 3 Jumbo Banana Muffins arranged in a row (one behind the other) on a dark wooden board.

As a mother of a couple of teenagers I am naturally curious of odd behaviour.  I wonder?  Was it the allure of sweet banana-chocolate flavour? – Or someone??? – That had Liana running out?  Telltale sign? When she doesn’t run out “for” Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins but “with” Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

A close up photo taken of 4 Jumbo Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins arranged in a white bowl lined with a yellow cloth napkin.

Why must they always forget we were once their age?

A photo of a jumbo Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin displayed on a wooden board.

A photo of 6 standard-sized Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins arranged in two rows of three with brown and pink ribbon tied in a bow on one muffin.

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Comments (32)

32 Responses to “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Hannah Says:

    looks delicious! I myself am a banana and chocolate freak as well!

  2. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    It looks as though you had fun with the muffin balancing act. Chocolate and banana is a wonderful combination and I’ll bet your daughter loved these.

  3. Jeanette Says:

    Chocolate and bananas are such a classic combination! Love how you wrapped up your beautiful muffins, who wouldn’t want one!

  4. RavieNomNoms Says:

    Oh my! Do those look great or what?! Wow, I would have to just devour like 8 of those at a time, yuuuummmmiiie!

  5. Cassie Says:

    Yummy! What an incredible mix of so many good flavors!

  6. Three-Cookies Says:

    I like the term you use ‘aged bananas':)

  7. fooddreamer Says:

    Those do look like mighty fine muffins! I have an oatmeal chocolate chip muffin recipe that my kids go wild for, I should make that soon!

  8. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs Says:

    These would definitely be a great start to anyone’s day! Beautiful photos as always.

  9. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    I also prefer my muffins without nuts, which is interesting since i love any and all nuts.

  10. Ryan Says:

    The sign of a well prepared mom, always keep a bunch of bananas at the ready. They look delectable.

  11. briarrose Says:

    Beautiful muffins. Chocolate makes everything that much tastier. :)

  12. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen Says:

    I always have a stash of bananas at my house and I can never eat them all before they turn brown! Thanks for this awesome recipe…I will definitely be trying it out soon! :)

  13. Elizabeth Says:

    These look fantastic. Just baked a loaf of banana bread with ginger and chocolate chips–must be something in the air! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous muffins.

  14. Katie @ This Chick Cooks Says:

    Your daughter has good muffin tastes. Those banana chip muffins are making me hungry. I wish I had one for a morning snack :)

  15. Elle Says:

    Oh, I love muffins, too! Banana and chocolate is a classic combo-I can see why your daughter craves them. These look perfect!

  16. Alexandra Rogers Says:

    I love the banana/chocolate combination. If you like pumpkin too, I suggest you try this combo with pumpkin added in! Love your photo styling by the way.

  17. Janine Says:

    Not sure how you did it but loved how your muffins balanced so well! :D

  18. Noodlehead Says:

    These were delicious! My 4 yo helped me with these so the whole experience was memorable :) Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. Grace Says:

    So happy you enjoyed!

  20. Aisha Says:

    WOW … wow … WOW!!!

    these are the best muffins ever – super moist and just … i ate 4 in one sitting & went back for more before I realized other people wanted.

    THANKS will make again and again and again!

  21. Grace Says:

    I am so happy you enjoyed Aisha, they go pretty quick here too that’s why I make the jumbo.

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  23. DuckyMoMo Says:

    This recipe truly makes a delicious batch of muffins! mmm…

  24. Naoko Says:

    I made this the other day for a play group. It was a big hit with everyone including my hubby who enjoyed the leftovers. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! I will definitely make them again.

  25. Jennifer Rose Says:

    This was my second recipe off this site and again I was beyond pleased with the results. I love banana choc. muffins and for some reason I find them difficult to find at supermarkets and bakeries. Tragic! I’m so glad I can now have them whenever I please. Overall rating.. 5 stars!
    Preparation- EASY!
    Taste- DELISH!!!!

  26. Grace Says:

    Welcome Jennifer! So happy you enjoyed the muffins, they’re a hit here too.

  27. Kelly Says:

    Amazing! Each batch turned out perfect and scrumptious !

  28. Ana Says:

    I’m dominican, I will make the “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins” recipe for my kids. Can I publish it in my blog “ceciliaencasa” and put a link to your blog ?

  29. Grace Says:

    Hi Ana, of course! I look forward to reading.

  30. Maura Says:

    Hi Grace,
    I have made this muffins and I loved them. The other day I had a couple of very ripe bananas and I didn’t want to throw them away, so I decided to repeat the success, only…I fancied raisins, so I went on to replace the caster sugar with a brown soft one and the chocolate chips with the raisins. Delicious!!
    Many thanks again for your great recepies, I love reading the stories that come with them.

  31. Grace Says:

    Hi Maura, what a great idea, I love brown sugar. I was just thinking I need to make a batch of muffins for Matt (snacks for school), will have to try your variation, sounds so good!

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