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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 regular-sized muffinsservings
Time: 40-50 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C mashed extra-ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 medium)
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 C fat-free or light sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C lowfat milk
  • 2/3 C semisweet chocolate chips (we like mini M&Ms)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with foil mffin liners or spray muffin cups with canola cooking spray.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to 8 cup measure and stir with fork to blend. Add mashed bananas, egg, melted butter, sour cream, vanilla extract and milk to mixing bowl. Beat on medium until well blended.
  3. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture while beating on low speed until just blended (do not overmix).
  4. Stir in chocolate chips. Use a 1/3 cup measure to fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops are pale gold and a tester inserted into center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no wet crumbs (about 30 minutes). Transfer muffins to rack; cool.