Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {recipe}

by Danica on April 25, 2013

Here’s the recipe I teased you about earlier this week!

It’s a “healthified” version of a recipe I found crumpled up in my big stack of old recipes (no idea where it came from even).  There’s still some added sugar in it but dramatically less than the original recipe, without tarnishing the great taste.

Just like with any recipe, don’t be afraid to make it your own so that you can use what you have or adjust it to your personal needs.  If you don’t have wheat germ, replace it with more ground flaxseed or chia seeds.  If you don’t have white flour, use all wheat, or vice versa.  You could replace the organic eggs with flax eggs.  And if you’d rather use raisins instead of chocolate chips, by all means, go for it!

And as always, when you get the chance to make them, I’d love to hear what you think!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe (dairy-free) -

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

makes 12-15 full-size muffins


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (any of your choice)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips (I used this Enjoy Life kind)


1.  Preheat your oven to 350*F and line a muffin pan with liners (or pass on the liners and spray the pan with cooking spray).

2.  Combine all of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl, and stir until combined.

3.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

4.  Scoop the batter into the muffin pan (fill them almost to the top – the muffins won’t rise much while baking).

5.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne @ Mixing It Up April 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

I love muffins and I love chocolate and banana….yum!!! I think I will try these but I will sub in oat flour for the whole wheat!! Thanks for the great recipe.
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2 Katie April 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

Just come make these for me and we will be best friends, hehe! Look so good girl! It has been forever since I have made muffins!! <3

Hope your week is great!
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3 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

Yay! :) I have been looking forward to this one! I love the addition of chocolate :).


4 Laura April 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

I love Banana Choc.Chip muffins, but my favorite (which I make a LOT) are Banana chocolate chip muffins with walnuts and raspberries in them too. It’s like party of my favorite things all in one.
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5 Heather @fitncookies April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I can’t wait to make these! I’m thinking this weekend it’ll happen ;) Thanks for sharing!
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6 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

oh yum!! Thanks for sharing!
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7 Brandi April 26, 2013 at 5:59 am

I love the combination of bananas and chocolate chips in bread or muffin form! Thanks for the recipe! :)
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8 Nicole @ FruitnFitness April 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

Chocolate chip banana muffins are such a classic. These sound great!


9 Jessie April 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I’ve seen so many banana chocolate chip muffins, but can you really have too many? :)
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10 April 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Those look so good! I love banana bread with chocolate chips. I’m sure these would be even better (and better for me!). :)


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