Banana muffins

Banana muffins

45 min
Banana muffins with chocolate chips are a big hit when you want to bake something quick and simple without compromising on flavour. Banana and chocolate are a classic pairing for a reason, and since a banana muffin becomes even moister and more scrumptious when you use very ripe bananas, this recipe is a wonderful way of using leftover bananas that might otherwise end their days in the trash. Serve for breakfast or brunch, in the afternoon, or bring on a picnic – no matter where you enjoy them, they are sure to be a hit with kids as well as adults.


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (regular oven).
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt and transfer to a big bowl through a sieve. Make an indent in the middle of the flour mixture.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar until light and fluffy. Pour the egg mixture into the indent along with mashed bananas and melted butter.
  • Gently combine the batter with a spatula and fold in the chocolate chips – but save about ½ dl of them for later. Make sure not to overmix the batter. It is okay if it is a little lumpy.
  • Pour the batter into 12 muffin moulds (about 1 dl in each) and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake the banana muffins with chocolate in the middle of the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

The easiest way to mash bananas for your banana muffins is to use a potato masher or a fork. Place the ripe, peeled bananas in a deep plate or mixing bowl and press down on them using the potato masher or the fork's tines. You may need to apply some pressure directly to the tines depending on the ripeness of your bananas. While the process of mashing bananas may be a bit messy, it can also be a lot of fun and a good way to involve younger family members in the baking process.

Questions about banana muffins

With our easy recipe for banana muffins, you and yours can be enjoying delicious treats in no time and use some of those bananas that have been sitting in the fruit bowl for a little too long. Beneath this you can learn more about these delightful banana muffins by reading our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the baked treat.

How to make banana muffins?
A banana muffin with chocolate chips is a delightfully sweet snack that is easy to prepare. Using staple ingredients found in most pantries, ripe bananas, and chocolate chips, these golden muffins can be prepared in under an hour. Serve your homemade banana and chocolate muffins as an afternoon treat with a nice hot beverage or enjoy a banana muffin on the go. No matter how you decide to indulge in these muffins, they are sure to bring a smile to your face.
How long to bake banana muffins?
Our banana muffin recipe recommends that you bake these muffins for 15-20 minutes. However, as you will know, baking time may sometimes depend on your oven. As such, the best thing you can do is test whether the muffins are done. To test this, try the toothpick method. Stick a toothpick into the centre of one of your muffins, preferably one placed toward the centre of the oven. If the toothpick comes out clean or has only a few crumbs sticking to it, your banana muffins are ready to come out of the oven. If it comes out sticky with batter, give your muffins a few more minutes before trying again.
Can you freeze banana muffins?
Storing leftover muffins in your freezer is entirely possible. Simply make sure to cool your muffins completely before transferring them to an airtight container or freezer bag. In the freezer, your homemade banana muffins will keep for up to 3 months. Heat some up anytime you feel like an easy but indulgent breakfast or a sweet snack. Let them thaw at room temperature, overnight in the refrigerator, or reheat them either in your microwave for about 30-45 seconds or for 10-15 minutes in an oven at 200°C (regular oven).
How to store banana muffins?
Homemade banana muffins should be stored in an airtight container either on the countertop or in the refrigerator. Either way they will last for up to 3-4 days. Always allow for muffins to cool completely on a wire rack before transferring them to a container. Otherwise, the hot muffins will produce condensation in the container which may lead to them becoming soggy. If you are storing your muffins in multiple layers, separate them using paper towels to counter any potential sogginess.
How long do banana muffins last in the fridge?
If you store your homemade banana muffins in the refrigerator, they will keep for about 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container with paper towels in-between the layers to prevent sogginess. If you do not have any room in your refrigerator, do not despair, there is no need for you to store them in a cool environment. Simply place the airtight container on a countertop out of direct sunlight.
How ripe should bananas be for banana muffins?
Banana muffins are best if you use bananas that are very ripe, meaning that they should have many brown spots or have entirely brown skin. The riper the bananas you use, the sweeter and more luscious your muffins will be. Using fresher, greener bananas will not give you that characteristic banana flavour you are craving. As such, this banana muffin recipe is a great way to use bananas that are so ripe that you may not feel like eating them raw.


Flour (approx. 3.5 dl)
200 g
Baking powder
2 tsp
Fine salt
½ tsp
Sugar (approx. 1.75 dl)
150 g
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
Melted butter
125 g
Ripe bananas
Dark chocolate (about 55% cocoa)
100 g
Muffins moulds

Moist banana muffins – a classic treat

The best banana muffin recipe yields a muffin that strikes the balance between, on the one hand, being soft and light and, on the other, having a dense and moist crumb. Our chocolate chip banana muffins are beautifully golden and have an abundance of chocolate both in their batter as well as on top. The muffins have a buttery texture and a sweet taste owing to both the ripe bananas and the chocolate. Using bananas that are very rip will give your banana muffins subtle notes of vanilla, rum, and honey.

If you cannot get enough of the sweet taste of ripe bananas, have a look at some of our other amazing recipes featuring the delightful, yellow fruit like our banana pancakes, banana bread, or banana smoothies.

Muffins with a sweet twist

A banana muffin with chocolate chips is delicious. Using chocolate chips with a higher cocoa content works well as the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate balances the sweetness of the banana and makes for a well-rounded muffin that is not too sweet. Serving your chocolate chip and banana muffins while they are still warm is a splendid idea. This way, the chocolate chips are still a bit hot and gooey. This molten chocolate has a delicious velvety texture that makes these banana muffins even more decadent.

Go all out with chocolate chip banana muffins

There is something charming about everyone having their own little sweet treat, and muffins are perfect for just that. Make a batch of banana muffins for big parties, bake sales, or when your kids need to bring something to share with their classmates. These chocolate chip banana muffins are sure to be a hit with everybody at your gathering and making more than 12 is easy as you can simply double, triple, or quadruple the recipe.

Add nuts and berries

Adding chopped nuts to our moist banana muffin recipe is a great way of introducing a different texture into these otherwise soft treats. Walnuts and pecans pair especially well with banana and add a great crunchy texture. Their slight, natural bitterness works well with both the banana and the chocolate chips and makes for a banana nut muffin that is a little more mature in its flavour profile.

Another way to experiment with this banana muffin recipe is to add fresh or frozen berries to the batter. Berries provide the golden muffins with splashes of colour, and while these banana muffins taste delicious with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries alike, they look especially pretty with pops of red. Choosing a berry with a slight tartness light blackberry will complement the sweet banana muffins beautifully.