My Favourite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Years ago, I spent a summer working in Banff, Alberta.  Quite often, on my way to work, I would stop in at a local coffee shop called Evelyn’s and pick up one of their Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.  They were delicious!  Once I returned home that fall, I was on the hunt for a recipe that would compare.  I found one that even boasted the title of being Evelyn’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!  For the life of me I can’t remember where I found the recipe, since that was about 10 years ago!

Are you ready for the recipe?  Here is my recipe adaptation:

5.0 from 4 reviews
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (I use less!)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Mix mashed bananas, egg, vanilla, melted butter, and milk in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Distribute the muffin mixture evenly into the 12 muffin liners. Bake for about 32 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  6. Enjoy!



  1. What can I use in place of butter or margarine?

    • Taya | Simply Frugal says:

      While I’m not sure of the results, you could try Coconut oil or apple sauce. Hope that helps. Let me know how they turn out if you try!

  2. Yesssss!!!! Delicious, moist and yummy!!!

  3. The bestttttttt banana muffin recipe, I even made it in a loaf pan!!!! Of all the ones I tried this is the best. Thank you so much!!

  4. Demetria (Dee Dee) Ferrell says:

    I have been meaning to post a comment on these muffins for awhile now. I have been making these muffins for 3 years now and they are soooooo good. I have not made them in a regular muffin pan as of yet. I always make them as mini muffins and everyone gobbles them up. My family and coworkers can’t stop eating them. One of my coworkers calls them “crack muffins” because she is so addicted to them????. My youngest daughter and her friends can’t get enough of them either. Every time she comes home for a break (college ) she ask if I’m going to make the mini banana chocolate chip muffins. Good thing I always keep over ripe bananas in the freezer. I thank you so much for the recipe 5 stars for sure.

  5. I remember these muffins from Evelyn’s, and always wanted to recreate them. These are delicious! Thank you!

  6. I made these this morning and my kids couldn’t eat them fast enough. Thanks!

  7. I made a healthier version with sucralose (Splenda) and I replaced butter with 1/4 margarine and 1/4 apple sauce!!! I switchef the chocolate chip with FRESH blueberry (less juicy) and they turned out AMAZING! So moist and tasty! xxxxx

  8. These muffins are amazing! I used margarine instead of butter and brown sugar in place of the white sugar. They turned out great!

    Try using a silicone muffin pan for an easy clean up!

  9. I’ve made this recipe many times, I have a double batch baking right now! They are so so good. My hubby and my son devour these . Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I just made these but didn’t have 2 bananas, so i used one and a half cup of frozen blueberries 🙂 added a brown sugar-walnut topping as well… delish!!

  11. Mmmm I’m making these muffins right now! They smell so good 🙂 I love banana and chocolate chip! Can’t wait to try one 🙂

  12. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I made them this evening and they are almost gone. Should have doubled the recipe. I made small adjustments adding a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Delicious.

  13. I didn’t have butter so replaced it with 1/4 c melted margerine (olive oil Becel) and 1/4 c apple sauce.
    They turned out very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. These muffins are AMAZING! I usually never eat my own baking but I am LOVING these so much! I have been searching for a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe to put into my recipe box and this is it! Thanks so much, this is the best muffin i’ve ever made/eaten.

  15. Anyway you can email me your gluten free recipe? My dad has celiac disease and he’d love these! Thanks in advance!!

  16. Stephanie g says:

    Made these today…super yummy! Thank you!

  17. Hey guys, I was just wondering how long everyone cooked their muffins for?


  18. Great recipe!! I added 1/4 cup of ground flax seed for a little more fiber benefit and cinnamon…fantastic. I also used splenda instead of the white sugar, will try 1/2 brown sugar next time.

  19. I just made these after seeing the recipe this morning. They are fantastic! Light and fluffy 😉 I also had to make some w/o chocolate chips for my husband… I added a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon for some extra flavor. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  20. Wow they were so so so so good my dad came up to me well i was baking and he said to make some with out so chips and they were sososososososososs GOOD and i added the 1 tsp vanilla and i was so good to and in my oven it only took 10 min. to cook 🙂 thanks, 😀

  21. thank you very much for posting this recipe. My family’s new favorite muffins….

  22. I tried this recipe using 3 bananas that I had frozen. I also divided the sugar using 50% white and 50% light brown. They were fantastic!! I have wrapped the leftovers individually and put them in the freezer…now I have a great (and quick) snack opton for down the road.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am new to your site and am really enjoying EVERYTHING about it!

  23. Made these today with some mashed bananas that I had frozen. SO delicious! Super quick and easy! VERY moist and flavourful! I’m glad I found this recipe! I added a dash of cinnamon even though I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon it does wonders in this recipe and makes them smell AMAZING! I couldn’t even wait for the muffins to cool down and I was already digging in.. which was even better because the chocolate chips were still warm and melty mmm! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

  24. The recipe was published in ‘Epicurious’ magazine – someone had written in and requested it – March 1999 and it is still available online.

  25. These sound delicious! I love this site 🙂 Thanks for all the great posts!

  26. These muffins are AWESOME. The usual muffin recipes I make always seem so dense but not these I will be making these many more times.

  27. just made these – and boy are they tasty. Recipe was perfect. I changed it slightly to use 1/3 cup of light brown sugar and 1/3 cup white. I may try substituting Splenda Blend next time! I also added Vanilla & White choc chips as well as milk choc chips.
    Can’t wait to make them again

  28. These muffins are UNREAL! I make them all the time and they are absolutely delicious and so moist! I also add a little bit of cinnamon and vanilla and it really brings out the flavours! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  29. Just about to make these to surprise my boyfriend in the morning! Hoping they turn out as awesome as everyone is saying! Does anyone think vanilla might be a tasty addition? Cheers!

  30. Absolutely the best muffins EVER. My kids just love them and I can’t seem to make the bananas rippen fast enough to satify their demand for them. Thanks for the recipe. PS I only cook them for 26 mins and they are done to pefection.

  31. These muffins were awesome. I used a !/3 cup of white sugar and 1/3 brown sugar and added a little extra milk at then end. They are light, fluffy and tasty!

  32. Excellent recipe!

  33. Yum, thanks! I’ve been looking for a good muffin recipe.

  34. Mmm…I had coffee & muffin at Evelyn’s 12 years ago, when I was there on my honeymoon. 🙂 Of course, that was before having to eat gluten free. I may have to try to convert this recipe, looks great!

  35. Banana chocolate chip are my favourite kind!! Will definitely be making these soon 🙂


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