Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – eggfree

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are eggfree, easy to make, soft, moist and fluffy. Filled with mashed banana, walnuts and chocolate chips, these muffins can be enjoyed as sweet breakfast or as a tea time treat. How about enjoying them as dessert with a scoop of ice cream? Best part is that these muffins are made using wholewheat flour and oil.

First published on 26/07/2012, updated on 13/11/2021

Use Up The Over Ripe Banana

And best part, an excellent way to use up over ripe banana. You need only one to make 9 medium size muffins. The more ripe the banana, the less sugar you will need. Hubby being diabetic, liked these muffins as they are not too sweet. Feel free to replace the milk chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips.


Don’t Throw Over Ripe Bananas

If I don’t use them for baking cakes and muffins, I use it for pancakes and smoothies. I usually peel and chop them up the over ripe bananas and store in the freezer. Don’t forget to label how many bananas you’ve chopped or the weight. Becomes easier to thaw them, mash and use for cakes, muffins, pancake, smoothies.


Some Recipes Where I Use Over Ripe Bananas

Wholewheat & Banana Pancakes so soft, fluffy and delicious without refined sugar makes a healthy and nutritious breakfast or brunch for the whole family. Serve it topped with homemade chocolate sauce, fresh fruits and nuts.
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Mangalore Buns/Banana Puri is a speciality from Mangalore, Karnataka. They are sweetish deep fried puris or flatbread with a hint of cumin flavour. Mostly enjoyed as breakfast with hot tea or with a curry or simply coconut chutney.
Check out this recipe
Banana Peanut Butter & Oats Smoothie is a deliciously, thick, filling and nutritious smoothie to enjoy as breakfast or as a snack. Suitable for both kids and adults.
Check out this recipe
A filling, healthy and delicious breakfast is what Banana, Mango and Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl provides. Easy to make and a versatile recipe as one can replace the ingredients with what one prefers.
Check out this recipe
Banana Beetroot Smoothie is so easy to make, nutritious, healthy, filling and super delicious. A versatile recipe as one can add milk of their choice or yogurt. Add cooked beetroot or raw. Make this colorful smoothie for breakfast or as a snack.
Check out this recipe

Jaggery Banana Bread – egg free

Mango Banana and Mint Sorbet – without refined sugar

Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

Oatmeal Banana Quick Bread

Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread

Eggless Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Banana Ice Cream

Banana Walnut Bread

Love Muffins

Bananas and chocolate are a classic combination for cakes, muffins, smoothies, cookies etc. These muffins turn out very soft and spongy even though I have not used eggs. Yogurt and fruit puree are excellent replacements for eggs. Most of the muffins I have blogged do not have any frosting on top as usually I prefer to reduce the calorie intake. Feel free to add frosting on yours.

Muffins Are Easy To Make

Muffins are very easy to prepare. It is basically all about mixing the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. I prefer to sift the flour with salt, baking agents, cocoa powder, spices etc. I mix the wet ingredients together, eggs, oil, butter, fruit purees, juices etc. The basic rule is not to over mix. Then spoon the batter into the greased muffin cups or cake cups.

What is Preheating The Oven?

Preheating the oven basically means you switch on the oven at the mentioned temperature and let the oven reach that temperature. Don’t make the mistake of switching the oven at full heat, letting it get hot at that temperature and then lowering the temperature. That way your muffins will get burnt from the top and remain uncooked inside.

Ingredients Required For Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Wheat Flour – I normally use the atta that we use for rotis and parathas. Can replace it with wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour.
  • Sugar – I use either brown or white, depends what I have in the pantry. Can use jaggery powder too.
  • Oats – quick oat and medium size is best.
  • Baking Powder – remember to scoop the powder from the container and level it out using a knife. This way you don’t land up using more baking agent.
  • Baking Soda – Soda Bicarbonate – remember to scoop the powder from the container and level it out using a knife. This way you don’t land up using more baking agent.
  • Salt – to balance the taste and also because we are not using salted butter
  • Oil – use any vegetable oil of your choice. I use either olive oil or sunflower oil.
  • Walnuts – can replace them with pecans. Roughly chopped.
  • Chocolate Chips – use ready made chocolate chips or chop up a bar of chocolate. Can use milk or dark chocolate chips.
  • Over Ripe Banana – Over ripe is best as they tend to be naturally sweeter. Usually 1 large banana is about ½ cup mashed banana. Mash using a fork or a masher.
  • Milk – can replace the milk with orange juice or water.
  • Yogurt – thick plain yogurt. If you use home made yogurt, don’t add the water or whey. Scoop up thick yogurt. For Vegan version, use vegan yogurt which is quite easily available in the market.

Vanilla Extract – or replace it with orange or lemon zest.

Watch How To Make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – Eggfree





Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are egg free, easy to make, soft, moist and fluffy. Filled with mashed banana, walnuts and chocolate chips, these muffins can be enjoyed as sweet breakfast or as a tea time treat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine International
Servings 9 medium muffins


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda bicarbonate baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp walnuts/pecans chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup banana mashed
  • 2 tbsp water/milk/orange juice
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line muffin tray or molds with paper cups.
  • Sieve wheat flour together with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add oats, chocolate chips and nuts to the flour and mix well.
  • In another bowl whisk sugar, oil, banana puree,vanilla extract and yogurt.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just enough to wet the flour. Do not over mix.
  • Spoon the batter ¾ of the way into the prepared tray or molds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer or toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
  • Take the muffins out of the tray and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with hot coffee, tea or milk.


  • Add any nuts of your choice.
  • Make without chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle some oats on top before baking.
  • Serve as a dessert with a dollop of ice cream or hot custard.
  • Instead of vanilla extract add orange zest.
Keyword banana choco chip muffins, banana chocolate chip muffins, egg free, eggless banana chocolate chip muffins

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  • Priya Vj

    September 5, 2022 at 8:46 am

    5 stars
    Banana and chocolate chips are an eternal combination. Love the subtle flavor of banana in muffins and tea cakes . Perfect for tea time or high teas.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 6, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks Priya, and besides the flavour, bananas make bakes super moist and soft.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    September 6, 2022 at 9:54 am

    5 stars
    Banana chocolate chip muffins look tasty and a good way to use the ripe bananas. Loved the use of chocolate chip in them, it gives a good crunch in every bite.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 6, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Jayashree, not much of a crunch as during baking the chocolate chips do melt a bit.. but yes adds a lovely chocolatey flavour.

  • Kalyani

    September 14, 2022 at 1:20 am

    5 stars
    the little minion at home has been asking for muffin snack ! for long time I havent baked ANYTHING. these banana choco chip muffins are toooooo tempting to fire up the oven now !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

      Hope your little one enjoys the muffins when you bake them.

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