Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

chocolate chip banana bread muffins

It would appear I am something of an expert at using up food close to going off…as long as said food is bananas. Enter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins which are in no way a healthy snack but which have regularly kept us in cakage through the working week. A week without cakeage is a dark dark week indeed.

These are springy and moist (hate that word) and crammed full of chocolate chips. When they’re past their best you can nuke them and smother them in custard for what I guarantee will end up being a pretty awesome five minutes.

You’ll Need: 

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 75g melted butter
  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 190C.

Melt the butter and set it to one side to cool down.

Sift the flour, bicarb, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl. Add the caster sugar and give it a stir about.

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Beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter in another bowl. Chuck in the mashed banana and stir.

Make a well in the flour concoction, pour in the eggy mixture and roughly combine. It’ll look lumpy and strange, do not be afraid.

Add in the chocolate chips. Eat some of the chocolate chips first, it’s sort of a rule.

chocolate chip banana bread muffins

Find some suitably blog worthy paper muffin cases in the back of your cupboard and pop them into a muffin tin before decanting the lumpy goo.

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You’ll get around 12-14 muffins out of this mixture. Annoyingly it’s always just too much for one tray unless you have that one monster muffin at the end but that messes with your cooking times. Is it worth it? Only if it’s a massive cookie I’d wager, not muffins.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until golden brown and your skewer *cough* pen *cough* – don’t judge, I ate that one – comes out clean.

Those you don’t eat immediately will keep in a sealed container for 3 days or so before you need to crack open the custard.


I’m feeling kind of fancy so you can download the recipe as a PDF here.

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  • reneejessome

    Oh yum! Love chocolate chip banana bread, I can only imagine it in muffin form.

    Renee | Lose The Road

  • Rachael

    Mmm always love baking banana bready treats – look delicious!

  • Yum! It is ages since I did any real baking. This looks delicious.

  • Rosie McKay

    Love love love banana bread, may have to give bb muffins a try 🙂



  • Kerri

    Download the PDF?! What are you, some kind of profesh blogger now?!

    Although, tis looking very nom nom so I might just download that PDF. I might even print it out…. wooooaaaahhh. Maybe that’s too far. Trees and environment and that. I’ll just download it.

  • A pen as a skewer – superb!

  • Samantha

    These sounds delicious. I usually just freeze my going off bananas and chuck them in a smoothie but this is a much yummier use for them. S xx

  • YES. These look and sound delicious. Saving!

  • I made banana bread the other day after finding two rather blackened beasties in the cupboard! You can also freeze overripe bananas and make banana bread at a later date if you don’t have time when you notice them! 🙂 Alice xx

  • Kezzie

    They sound intriguing! I wish I liked bananas!x

    Kezzie AG

  • Handy little lunch box size? So tiddly you can have two? Yep, they win on lots of levels.
    M x

  • They’re not too shabby Holly and the kind of chuck-it-in-and-go baking. Parfait.
    M x

  • Little fist sized ones are kind of amazing.
    M x

  • Let me know if you do, they’re delicious and so juicy. Which I never thought would be a thing I would say.
    M x

  • So profesh it hurts. Don’t print it though, think of the amazon basin and all its woes.
    Definitely download it though, send it to a friend, tell them about my amazingly high quality everything.
    M x

  • Gotta do what you’ve gotta do. It was that or the paw of a spaniel.
    M x

  • Frozen and lobbed in a smoothie isn’t a bad call actually, these are good for the in-need-of-baked-goods times.
    M x

  • Make them! In your new English kitchen. How exciting – about your new English kitchen, not these muffins. They’re decidedly average.
    M x

  • I would never have thought to freeze them – I’m not sharp! But great idea.
    M x

  • Oooh yeah, they’re pretty bananary (I’m making that a word!) Avoid! Avoid.
    I think I can only do baking with bananas, it’s a problem.
    M x