Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

If you’re looking for a simple, frugal, and sweet breakfast for back to school, I have the perfect recipe for your.  Chocolate chip banana muffins are a great way to start your day.  They’re also the perfect grab and go breakfast for when you’re dashing out the door.  We serve these with a glass of milk or a latte.  They’re absolutely perfect for breakfast and are a great lunch time dessert, too.  Chocolate Chip Banana MuffinsWhen the weather is warm, our bananas sometimes ripen faster than we can eat them.  This recipe is another way to use up those bananas that have gotten too ripe.  They’re still safe to eat, but they have a few brown spots, and they’re getting a bit mushy.    By now, everyone visits our site often should be familiar with our 1-2-3 banana bread, and I had planned to make these muffins using that recipe.  Unfortunately, I had a problem.  I needed to prepare two different batches of muffins, and I only a total of 4 over ripe bananas.   You see, we had requests for two different types of muffins, and while I am trying to be extremely frugal right now, I don’t want my children, or Baker’s Man, to feel deprived.

As I considered the ingredients that were available in my kitchen that could be used to solve my problem, I realized that I could add some yogurt to the recipe in place of one of the bananas.  The result was perfect and moist banana muffins, loaded with melted chocolate chips. These muffins are the perfect accompaniment to your morning glass of milk or cup of tea.Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Recipe type: Quick Bread--Muffin
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Serves: 12
These moist and flavorful muffins are loaded with the flavor of bananas as well as melted chocolate. They are a perfect back to school breakfast and are a great addition to lunch boxes. Total Cost of recipe is $3.04 or $0.26 per muffin.
  • 2 ripe bananas ($0.17)
  • 2 eggs ($0.20)
  • ½ cup of non-fat plain yogurt ($0.19)
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box of white or yellow cake mix ($0.99)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ($1.49)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas.
  3. Mix eggs and yogurt into mashed bananas until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  4. Add dry cake mix to the banana, egg, and yogurt mixture and mix well until cake mix is incorporated into the wet ingredients.
  5. Add chocolate chips to the batter, and mix well to evenly distribute them.
  6. Spray a cupcake/muffin pan with non-stick spray. Line the pan with paper liners.
  7. Evenly divide cupcake batter between the 12 cups of the cupcake/muffin pan. They should be filled approximately ¾ of the way full.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until done.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.4g
Saturated Fat 1.9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 28mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Sugars 24.1g
Protein 3.6g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

    1. Adding chocolate chips is a secret weapon around here. Baker’s Man and Bus Boy aren’t huge fans of banana bread, but everything changes when I add chocolate. Have you ever eaten a frozen banana dipped in chocolate? They’re amazing.

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