Banana chocolate chip muffins recipe

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These banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect balance of naughty and nice. The batter is extremely versatile and can be adapted.

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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories194 Kcal10%
Sugar16.1 g18%
Fat8.7 g12%
Saturated Fat5.2 g26%
Salt0.17 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.7 g5%
Carbohydrates26.6 g10%
Salt0.17 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Banana chocolate chip muffins are an indulgent alternative to a traditional breakfast. 

Just like our classic banana muffins, they are a great way to use up any leftover bananas that may be beginning to brown. The combination of banana and chocolate work perfectly together. Prepare a batch of these banana chocolate chip muffins in just 15 minutes.


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g chocolate chips




  1. Pre-heat oven to 170⁰C/325⁰F/Fan 160⁰C/Gas Mark 3.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the two bananas until smooth. Add the golden syrup and beaten egg, stir, and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder, and then add the butter. Rub together between your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the caster sugar and stir through.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until everything is combined. Do not over mix as the muffins will get tough if you knock out all of the air.
  5. Divide the batter into cupcake cases and bake in the center of the oven until golden brown.
  6. The muffins are lovely warm or cold, so serve whenever you like!

Top tips for making banana chocolate chip muffins:

For an alternative twist on these muffins, swap the milk chocolate chips for white chocolate. You could even add some cherries for an additional fruity kick.

To make these healthier, simply swap out the chocolate chips entirely for sultanas, dried cranberries or diced walnuts. To stop your muffins to stop your chocolate chips sinking to the bottom of the mixture, dust them with flour before adding to the mixture.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies