Our mini Banana Muffins taste just like a piece of banana bread but in a mini muffin! These banana bread muffins are super moist and loaded with fresh bananas and mini chocolate chips in every bite!
Banana bread is a staple in our house! We always have fresh, ripe bananas, so we always have banana bread too! We have many versions of our banana bread including our traditional Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe and our Nutella Banana Bread Bites! These are not to be missed!
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Banana Muffins Recipe
It should come to no surprise to any of you that I love my bite-sized food recipes! Everything is just better as a bite! Bite-sized means fewer calories and less guilt!
More Delicious Bite-Sized Desserts
- Caramel Apple Crisp Bites
- S’more Bites
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
- Cookie Brownie Bites
- No Bake Monster Cookie Energy Bites
As I mentioned, we always have bananas on my counter. Many times I will notice the bananas getting a little over ripened, which means only one thing! Time for a loaf of banana bread.
We decided to shake things up a little bit this last time though. Rather than make our traditional banana bread, we decided to make them into banana bread muffins!
I mean, seriously, what could be better than our famous banana bread recipe in a mini muffin? Not much, trust me!
The best news is that the recipe is super easy! It comes from one of my very dear friends, Betsy. She cannot enter my house without at least two loaves of banana bread!
We always have one to put out to share, and the other to put away for our family to enjoy (and not share with anyone!!!) My kids see the familiar loaf of bread sitting on the counter and they get super excited!
Betsy was kind enough to share her delicious banana bread recipe with me and the Princess Pinky Girl audience. I adapted it to make our Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins. Thanks from everyone Betsy! It’s the BEST!
Want more banana – ohhhh do I have banana recipes for you:
- Banana Cream Pie Bites
- Nutella Banana Bread Bites
- 3-Ingredient Oatmeal, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
- Banana Fluff Parfait
- Baked Banana Oatmeal
- Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake Bars
How to make Banana Bread Muffins
Banana bread muffins are super easy to make. You will need the following ingredients:
- Lemon Juice
- Baking Powder
- Mini Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the melted butter and the sugar. Add in the eggs. Take the mashed banana and mix them with butter and sugar.
Stir in the lemon juice. Add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) into the bowl and combine until smooth. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into the prepared mini muffin pan filling each one about 3/4 full. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 15-18 minutes. The sides should start to look a little golden brown and the top of the muffin should not look wet or moist.
Let cool to room temperature, slide a knife around the edge of each muffin to loosen and they should pop right out!
If you love bananas and love muffins you will adore this Mini Banana Bread muffin recipe!
Pro-Tips for making Banana Bread Muffins
- All ovens cook differently. To make sure they are done, stick a clean toothpick in the center of a muffin or two. If it comes out wet with batter, they are not done.
- Banana bread and banana bread muffins work best with really ripe bananas. The riper, the easier the bananas are to mush into the batter!
- Want to top off your muffins with something sweet? After they have finished baking, melt a little butter and brush it on top with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the buttered muffin with sugar and cinnamon (I like to combine them before sprinkling)
Mini Banana Muffins
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas very ripe
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- mini chocolate chips
- Mix together melted butter and sugar
- Add eggs
- Mush bananas and stir them in with the other ingredients
- Stir in lemon juice
- Add flour, baking powder and salt
- Stir in mini chocolate chips
- Spoon into well greased mini muffin pan. Fill about 3/4 full and sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top of the muffins
- Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes (sides should get golden brown and top should not look moist)
- Let cool and then pop out!
Origionally published November 24, 2014
How do you best store?
I store them in an airtight container! They should last for more than a few days!
How many chocolate chips do you use?
It really is personal preference. You can’t mess it up. Start with 1/2 bag and see if that looks like enough!
Made these with my little girls and they turned out perfect!
Sooo good!!! My husband and I made them for the whole family and they couldn’t get enough. Thank you so much.
So glad you liked them!
Did you use salted or unsalted butter?
We used unsalted.
Sounds so good! Could I use bananas that we put in the freezer?
Yes, you sure can! Just let them defrost first! We keep tons of frozen bananas in the freezer for recipes and smoothies! Enjoy!
Can you use a sugar substitute rather than normal sugar?
SO GOOD!!! I made these oversized and added cinnamon, vanilla, and substitute in a few oats for flour. Lovely, easy recipe.
For the win! These were incredibly delicious! Oh my goodness! I know it’s got sugar/chocolate chips. To make it little more sweeter, what would you recommend? I was thinking a little vanilla extract?
Has anyone used whole wheat flour? If so was it good?