These banana muffins with chocolate chips are so easy to make. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are fluffy, moist, and easy to freeze.

holding a Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Friends, when you stir a handful of chocolate chips into banana muffin batter, that’s where I say YES. I love the combination of bananas and chocolate!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe is easy to double, and pop in the freezer for a rainy day! And friends, I want to tell you about my new book out this year, Big Boards for Families! You can preorder it now!

a rack of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Too, any baked recipe with buttermilk is truly unforgettable! Right?

bite of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Ingredients for chocolate chip muffins

  • Flour
  • Baking powder + baking soda
  • Allspice + cinnamon
  • Brown sugar + white sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter + eggs
  • Bananas
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla
  • Toasted pecans
  • Semisweet chocolate chunks

More chocolate banana recipes

Soft and fluffy banana muffins with chocolate chip are my fave, but you can also try these recipes:

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Dark Chocolate Tahini Skillet Breakfast Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins on a rack

Friends, thinking back to 2020, was it a year that you didn’t expect? Hand raised! I already have shared a few thoughts, but as I was just updating my new 2021 calendar for the year, looking back, I realize that so many big things I’d anticipated got cancelled.

Looking at 2020!

But wait, even better things—things I could not have fathomed—happened instead. One being launching The Big Board in 3 epic sizes, and a few other things that I’ll also be sharing with you soon.

a bite of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Yes, a lot of travel got canceled, but this amazing Yellowstone trip happened, plus other outdoor memories.

I was headed to Paws Up Ranch to teach a cheese board class, and to visit a couple friends in Pawhuska, OK. Both were a huge disappointment to have cancelled.

But our son got engaged, so that was super exciting for our family!

And there was so much precious, relationship-building with dear friends. I can’t even tell you …

baked Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

“It was good.”

My life has taken such a different turn, a much quieter turn, that many of the things I once fiercely wanted, have faded to the present—here and now.

I have no idea what the New Year will bring, except I have my planner open, and I’m ready.

If we look for it every day, there is specific goodness right in front of us.

I’m thankful for goodness and mercy! Aren’t you?

And at the end of the day, “It was good.”

 night sky Bend, OR

a rack of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes about 15 muffins


  • 1 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c white sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted and cooled 5 min
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 bananas, very ripe (1 1/2 c)
  • 1/3 c buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2/3 c toasted pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chunks


  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet in two portions. Mix until just combined, then add the pecans and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Portion the batter into 12 cups—gently tap the pan to release any air bubbles. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • After removing from the oven, allow muffins to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin and transferring to a rack to cool further. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or transfer to the freezer for later use.
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dozen of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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