Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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This healthy banana muffin recipe is moist, with lots of flavor and great texture.

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins from for #BrunchWeek

I’ve posted this recipe before.  I’m posting it again because it’s the all-time best banana muffin in the entire universe.  For real, it’s one of the recipes on this blog I am the most proud of.

It’s also one of the more rarely-made recipes at our house.  Don’t get me wrong, the muffins always disappear at a fantastic rate, but so do the bananas.  The Fruitarian eats all the bananas long before they ripen enough to bake with.

I don’t understand this, personally, because the thought of eating a plain banana gives me the chills.  And not in a good way.  All that soft, mushy, banana-flavored… banana in your mouth?  BLECH.  But eating banana muffins makes me supremely happy.  And it’s not because of the chocolate.

Okay, it’s not only because of the chocolate.

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins from for #BrunchWeek

The flavor of this muffin comes from the butter mixed with the ripe bananas.  And the chocolate.  Of course.

The texture comes from quick oats.  Not every muffin uses oats, but this one does, and does it well. 

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins from for #BrunchWeekBanana Chocolate Chunk Muffins from for #BrunchWeek

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Brunch Beverages:

Raspberry-Mango Batido from Foxes Love Lemons

Blackberry Mimosas from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Brunch Egg Dishes:

Spinach Bell Pepper Frittata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Corn Souffle from Hungry Couple

Croque Madame Muffins from Cooking in Stilettos

Fajita Vegetable Quesadillas with Eggs and Avocado Hollandaise from Sarcastic Cooking

Bacon, Cheddar, Zucchini Quiche from The Kitchen Prep

Brunch Breads and Grains:

Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Busy Bee’s Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Chocolate Dipped Banana Hazelnut Pancake Kebabs from Food Faith Fitness

Springtime Sweet Rolls from Eat Your Heart Out

10 Minute English Muffin Cream Cheese Danish from Neighborfood

Lemon Poppyseed Scones from Real Housemoms

Apple Croissants from Hip Foodie Mom

Vanilla Chai Quick Bread from Savvy Eats

Fig and Oatmeal Breakfast Bar from My Catholic Kitchen

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Brunch Fruits, Vegetables, Sides: 

Roasted Beet Salad with Pistachios and Blue Cheese from Healthy. Delicious.

Caramelized Onion, Apple and Gruyere Bites from Take a Bite out of Boca

Savory Truffles from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Brunch Desserts: 

Orange Marmalade Pound Cake from Love and Confections

Hazelnut-Blackberry Cottage Pudding from The Vintage Cook

Orange Surprise Inside Pound Cake from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Strawberry Hazelnut Crumble with Coconut Whipped Cream from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream from The Spiffy Cookie


Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins
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A flavorful banana muffin with oats and chocolate chunks.
Category: Muffins
Yield: 20
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add bananas and eggs and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, baking powder and oats and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  4. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake at 350F for 18-22 minutes. (For mini-muffins, bake 9-12 minutes.)


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  1. I never make muffins as often as I should. Breakfast is a hard meal for it to eat during the week because I’m on the go with work, so I need to stock up on these muffins asap.

  2. My husband is obsessed with banana bread! These muffins would be may easier for me to pack in his lunch…need them! Pinned!

  3. Great recipe! We love a big batch of muffins each week.

  4. My family would love your banana muffins, too! Our bananas never last long enough to get brown, but I’d definitely buy extras to make these happen!!

  5. I love bananas, banana bread, banana cupcakes… you name it! I can see how the texture may not be appealing, but it’s never bothered me. Either way, these look delightful, and I love combining banana and chocolate. They were meant to be. Great recipe!

  6. I haven’t met a banana bread that I haven’t loved. These muffins are MUST haves for me!

  7. oh my gawd, these muffins are perfection!

  8. Banana muffins are one of my favorite muffins. Definitely loving the chunks of chocolate.

  9. Lol I had no idea you didn’t like eating bananas in their natural state! I love bananas, but only when they’re still a bit green. None of that overly ripe, mushy, overly-banana-y bananas for me. That’s when they get tossed into baked goods and these muffins look and sound amazing! Chocolate chunks for the win!

  10. Karen Koval says:

    These banana muffins look scrumptious. I can’t wait to try them.

  11. Karen Koval says:

    I wasn’t sure where to post What my favorite Brunch dish is. Hopefully this is it. I love love love is Dutch pancake with mixed berries, Yum

  12. What a great muffin recipe and looks super tasty.

  13. I love muffins. I love bananas, and I love chocolate. These are classic and ohh so yummy!

  14. Love the oats in these, Jen! Oats and banana make these a healthy breakfast. Let’s just pretend we don’t see the chocolate. :)


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