Banana chocolate chip muffins are healthy and made with no butter or sugar. Use yogurt and honey along with ripe bananas for this healthy breakfast treat.

banana chocolate chip muffins on cooling rack

I’m adding to my repertoire of lighter baking recipes today with healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. You will find no butter or added sugar in these muffins, but they still taste pretty darn good!

Honestly, I probably owe it to the bananas that made these muffins taste so good. The recipe calls for three bananas, which divided among 12 muffins is a generous amount. That and a few chocolate chips sprinkled in have me reaching for a muffin every morning!

banana chocolate chip muffins on cooling rack and pink kitchen towel bowl of chocolate chips

Healthy banana chocolate chip muffin ingredients

The ingredients for these muffins are likely already in your kitchen! Here’s what you need…

  • All purpose flour (gluten-free oat flour may be substituted)
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon (optional) – this adds a nice, subtle flavor
  • Ripe bananas – the browner, the better. They add lots of flavor and natural sweetness
  • Honey – another natural sweetener for these muffins
  • Plain Greek yogurt – acts as the fat instead of butter or oil
  • Egg – binds the ingredients together
  • Coconut oil – adds a healthy fat to the mix
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk (almond milk may be substituted)
  • Chocolate chips
hand mixer combining smooth ingredients in bowl, small bowl of chocolate chips

How to make banana chocolate chip muffins

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Here is goes…

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together: Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat wet ingredients together: mashed bananas, honey, yogurt, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and milk.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer batter to muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
ice cream scoop pouring batter into muffin tin

How many calories in banana chocolate chip muffins

There are 167 calories in one of these healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. The fat content and sugar content is lower than normal thanks to the healthier ingredients. Any substitutions may alter the nutrition facts.

How to store banana chocolate chip muffins

Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Muffins are best when eaten within one to two days.

Can you freeze banana chocolate chip muffins

Yes, place muffins in an airtight container with parchment paper between layers. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Defrost muffins in the refrigerator before bringing to room temperature or reheating in the toaster oven.

banana chocolate chip muffin halves on wire cooling rack

Recipes with overripe bananas

If you have a lot of overripe bananas in your house, I have a few recipes for you to try out.

I love reheating these muffins in the toaster oven. They are warm and the chocolate chips are nice and melted. It’s just what I need when I’m running out the door in the morning.

If you try this recipe, please tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen on social media so I can see you creation!

banana chocolate chip muffins on cooling rack

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana chocolate chip muffins are healthy and made with no butter or sugar. Use yogurt and honey along with ripe bananas for this healthy breakfast treat.
5 (7 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (186 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 3 ripe bananas, about 1 1/2 cups mashed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil,, melted
  • 1 large egg,, room temperature
  • ½ cup nonfat plain greek yogurt,, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk,, room temperature
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, honey, vanilla, oil, egg, milk and yogurt on medium-high for 1-2 minutes or until well combined, smooth and creamy. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix until just combined, about 15 seconds. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly into the muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Cool muffins for 5 minutes then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Muffins are best served warm, but can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Oat flour or whole wheat may be substituted for all purpose flour.
  • Almond milk may be substituted for dairy milk.
Storing banana chocolate chip muffins: Store banana chocolate chip muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for 5 days. 
Freezing banana chocolate chip muffins: Freeze muffins in an airtight container with parchment paper between layers for up to 1 month. Defrost in the refrigerator before bringing to room temperature or reheating in the toaster oven.
Suggested kitchen tools:
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Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg

Inspired by Ambitious Kitchen’s Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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