Go Back

Whole-Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lots of ripe bananas make these moist and sweet (the chocolate chips don't hurt either). They're 100% whole grain and have less than 2 teaspoons of added sugar each.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Snacks
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4-6 med-large ripe bananas (the more the better)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or you can use regular)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Put muffin liners in a muffin tray or spray with oil.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mash the bananas well. Add the oil and egg to them and mix well.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Mix just until the dry ingredients are all moistened.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool before eating, if you can!


I find this works best with 6 good-sized ripe bananas. If the batter seems too dry, you need more mashed banana. In a pinch, you can add a bit of applesauce.