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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Soft and fluffy, this Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe couples banana and chocolate into a harmonious marriage of flavor. These moist, sweet muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana muffins, banana muffins with chocolate chips
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 regular muffins
Calories 201kcal
Author Rachel

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mashed Overripe Bananas About 2-3 bananas
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar light or dark is fine
  • 1.5 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Mash the bananas in a food processor, blender, or by hand. Bananas, ideally, should have at least some dark spots on them. The mash should be slightly runny, like not as thick as mashed potatoes. If it is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tins or use muffin liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, blend oil, applesauce, and eggs together. Add vanilla, sugar, bananas, and brown sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. One cup at a time, add dry mixture to wet and blend before adding next cup until all are just mixed.
  • Using a spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter to ¾ full in muffin tins. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Increase baking time for larger muffins. Muffins should feel soft and bouncy.

Notes

In a pinch, sweetened or cinnamon applesauce is fine. Do not use fruit flavored applesauce. This is a lighter calorie muffin so if you do have applesauce, you can substitute a half cup of oil (for a total of 1 cup) or melted, unsalted butter. They will be slightly denser.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.8g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 15.4g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg