Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

It is a very important day this weekend…Mother’s Day! I’m bummed that I can’t be with my mom this year since I have moved so far away. I have always loved to get up early and make my mom breakfast. It’s usually a spread of pancakes and fruit, but why not some muffins this time?

These banana chocolate chip muffins are perfect to make for your mom or family this weekend. They are made with whole wheat flour and are lightly sweetened with light brown sugar. Oh, and have we talked about the crumb topping yet?! We haven’t?!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I think I want to put this crumb topping on everything! It is just magical on these muffins and it makes them a little more fancy than a regular muffin. Your mom deserves a fancy muffin.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 10 muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - made with whole wheat flour and topped with crumb topping! These banana muffins are the best breakfast treat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the muffins:

  • 6 tbs. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the crumb topping:

  • 4 tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the brown sugar. Mix in the mashed banana, vanilla, and the egg.
  3. In a smaller bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and the salt. Adding a little bit at a time, pour the flour mixture in with the wet ingredients. Pour in the milk and the chocolate chips. Mix the batter together until everything is just combined.
  4. For the crumb topping, stir together the melted butter and the sugars and the cinnamon. Mix in the flour until well-combined. Set aside.
  5. Fill each cavity of the muffin pan with the batter about 3/4 of the way full. Using your hands, break up the crumb topping mixture and spread evenly over the tops of each muffin. Bake the muffins for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins



  1. You had me at crumb topping, you know… :)

  2. Ohh, I love banan muffins and yours are adorable!!

  3. I’ll bring over the coffee!

  4. I’d love a couple of these with my morning coffee!

  5. I want that crumb topping! I won’t be able to see my mom either this Mother’s Day since she lives in another state – but I’ll have to make her something special the next time I see her!

  6. You just made one of my favorite types of muffins even better with that awesome crumb topping! YUM!

  7. I had a nibble of a banana nut bar today…and wish I had eaten more. I think your marvelous muffins would satisfy my craving!!! YUM.

  8. You had me at bananas and chocolate! Then you threw in the crumb topping, which might be the very best kind of topping there is, and I I was instantly adding this to the Mother’s Day menu! Thanks!

  9. These look so good ! And I always have bananas to use. They’re so soft looking — mmm, good stuff!

  10. Banana chocolate chip are my favorite muffins (blueberry takes a close second). But I think I will love these even more because I could add streusel to everything! These look fabulous! : )

  11. Squee, seriously gorgeous and worthy of screaming “get in mah bellah” at the top of my lungs.

  12. I was sold at that glorious crumb topping. They look SO soft Stephanie!

  13. Sorry you won’t be with your Mom on mother’s day this year… but you know she knows how much you love her. :)
    These muffins are sweet and beautiful. :)

  14. Oh these muffins look great!!! Love the crumb topping!

  15. I’m always looking for new banana recipes and this sounds fantastic! Love that crumb topping. I’m putting this on my to-bake list –pinning! Lovely post…

  16. I’d like a basket of those, okay? Thanks!

  17. YUMMYY! I love muffins! And im all about anything with a crumb topping like that!!

  18. I don’t normally leave comments, but these muffins deserve recognition!! I just made them today for the second time. I have made several other banana bread/muffin recipes that were nothing short of disastrous but this recipe is one I will use over and over again – it is quick, easy, and SO DELICIOUS!!

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