Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

choc chip muffins

This is a go to recipe at the Mason house. Muffin was the second word after mama that came out of my son Percy’s mouth! I buy the bananas on Sunday and they sit in the window until “mashing” the following Saturday morning. The more black and bruised the better. The original recipe was a gift from my friend Teri who over the years has arrived at my doorstep unannounced with a basket-full of warm muffins! I put these chocolatey gems in lunch boxes, serve for breakfast with a boiled egg, and they are a ¬†perfect afternoon snack! I am a delinquent when it comes to baking, but even my three year old can make these!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 cup Turbinado sugar

5 ripe bananas

1/3 cup of coconut oil (melted), MCT oil, or canola oil

1/4 cup water

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup or more dark chocolate chips (Ghiradelli 60% Cacao)

1 cup of ¬†chopped walnuts (optional, my kid’s say NO!)

12 muffin cups/24 mini cups (easy cleanup!)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt). In another bowl combine bananas, water, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Mix and then marry the two bowls! The coup de grace: Chocolate, the more the better in my book. And it’s proven that dark chocolate is good for the brain and a smile! Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts at the end. Fill each muffin cup and bake for 20 minutes. The secret is taking them out early! There is nothing more disappointing than a dry muffin! If you are feeling ambitious and health conscious, fill the muffin cup with half the batter, spoon a drop of almond butter in the center, top with remaining batter. You can also drizzle the top with MORE chocolate chips!

Bon Appetit!



  • Susan

    October 27, 2014at7:05 am Reply

    Not fair to send this post out at breakfast time– I’m yearning for a yum bite ASAP !

  • Jacqui Gillis

    October 27, 2014at9:43 am Reply

    Oh Farrell, you are such a precious gem! Having recently been gifted by you with a number of these baby muffins and some tiny loaves, we have been yearning for more! Thank you for all your gracious hospitality, incredible writing, inspirational manner, and generosity of spirit! We love you!! ??????

  • Jacqui Gillis

    October 27, 2014at9:45 am Reply

    Pardon the intrusive question marks that ended my post… How rude of them! No idea where they came from, but never doubt our love!

  • Diane

    October 27, 2014at11:03 am Reply

    Sounds heavenly! Straight from above!

  • David Mason

    October 27, 2014at4:03 pm Reply

    I am a big customer and these are out of this world. They do not sit on the counter for very long.

  • Laura Deleot

    January 31, 2017at2:40 am Reply

    Yum! Clay and I made a batch tonight (I am sure he will tell Rose!) Loved using your search function on the blog and finding an old recipe! Thanks Farrell!

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