Banana Muffins


This banana muffin recipe pairs nutty whole-wheat flour with sweet, ripe banana and dark chocolate chips for an irresistibly moist and tender grab-and go-breakfast or snack.

a recipe photo of the Banana Muffins
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour or buckwheat flour

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large bananas (about 8 ounces each), mashed

  • 6 tablespoons canola oil

  • cup plain whole-milk strained (Greek-style) yogurt

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (60% cacao)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour (or buckwheat flour), all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk mashed bananas, oil, yogurt, honey, egg and vanilla together in a large bowl until well combined. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, about 1/4 cup each. Bake until golden and a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 muffin
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Vitamin A 43IU 1%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin D 3IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Vitamin K 5mcg 4%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 171mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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