homemade banana chocolate chip muffins

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Author: ari | well seasoned
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These easy banana chocolate chip muffins are made with spelt flour and sprinkled with turbinado sugar. They are the best way to use up over ripe bananas!



  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 mashed overripe bananas (see tip below)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup spelt flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ cups mini chocolate chips
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top before baking


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a standard muffin tin with muffin liners (tip below) and spray with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, canola or vegetable oil, bananas and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla bean paste, and kosher salt.
  4. Whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just barely incorporated (it’s ok to see some streaks of flour!), then carefully fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Divide muffin batter between prepared muffin tins fulling about 4/5 of the way to the top. Top each with a sprinkling of turbinado sugar and extra chocolate chips, if desired.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean or with very few moist crumbs on it. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Mini muffins bake in 12 minutes.


  • I like to mash my bananas with a mortar and pestle for a really smooth texture.
  • Time permitting, I like to alternate muffin tins and leave a space between each muffin — see above — to help ensure big muffin tops. If you can’t do this, no problem. Your muffin tops will be slightly smaller.
  • Can substitute 1 tsp pure vanilla extract for vanilla bean paste.
  • Can add additional chocolate chips on top of muffins before baking if you want the appearance of chocolate on top of each muffin.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 21.2g
  • Sodium: 177mg
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4G
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg

Keywords: how to make banana muffins, chocolate, spelt flour muffins, how to bake muffins, baking with spelt flour, mini chocolate chip muffins

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