Most Requested Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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This is a ‘most often requested’ recipe – friends and family deliberately let bananas get brown so I’ll make them! Great for lunch boxes too.


  • cooking spray
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

Beat sugar, butter, flax seed, vanilla, and eggs together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Mix creamed sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into the flour mixture until fully incorporated and batter is stiff. Beat bananas into batter with an electric mixer on low. Fold chocolate chips and walnuts into batter; spoon into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 3/4 full.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 18 – Yield: dozen muffins



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