Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

by katerina on August 23, 2011

Do you ever have a plan in your head and have to change it in the middle of cooking? Like say if you planned to make chocolate cherry muffins and halfway through you realized the cherries in your fridge were moldy? With the oven preheated and eggs already beaten, something needs to be baked, and fast.

So this recipe felt even more successful when it transformed into light and fluffy banana chocolate chip muffins. Secret Ingredient? Nutella. If you don’t have any, try substituting peanut butter and let me know how they turn out.

(If you are interested in a healthier recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins, check out the muffin archives.)

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

(12 muffins)

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons nutella, softened

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 12 serving muffin tin and line with papers. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Allow to cool slightly. Beat together the sugar and 2 eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in butter, vanilla and finally buttermilk. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the banana into the wet mixture and then gently fold in the dry ingredients. When 90% incorporated fold in the nutellla and then chocolate chips.

Scoop into prepared muffin tins and bake for approximately 25 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time:35 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 260

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tasha August 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Sounds like a fortunate mishap to me and perhaps tastier than your original plan.

Although I should be wary of your recipes involving Nutella. I made the Oatmeal and Nutella cookies twice in one week, reasoning with myself the oats made it okay to eat six in a day. I’m sure in this recipe, I’d justify that the bananas make these healthy!


katerina August 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

@Tasha, that sounds like my brain. “It has oats”, or “It’s healthy if you serve it beside a salad”. I do have to take up jogging again, sigh.

But seriously, these are like a health food!


Jessica September 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Nutella just makes everything that much better :-D


Cookie September 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

The first time I’ve ever had Nutella was in Banana Muffins and it makes them amazing!


katerina September 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

Jessica – couldn’t agree more.

Cookie – try dipping the muffins into it. So good


Kim December 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I am so glad I found these. I make them all the time!! Huge hit in my house and I share with neighbors on colder days straight from the oven. I am making some right now for my son’s school.



katerina December 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Thanks @Kim! So glad to hear.


Kim November 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Seriously… I make them all the time. Making a double batch for my husband to take to work. Best muffins ever!!


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