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I am not a trained baker.  My measurements are not always exact and I often begin without a clear idea of what I am going to make or how I am going to make it. Not the best strategy. But when I’m in the kitchen I feel most alive….like I know what I am called to do. I feel God’s presence strongly in the kitchen. Not just because I feel peaceful, but because I’m having fun and God is fun.

When do you feel most alive?

Banana CC Muffins

Recipe last updated: July 2014


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease or place liners in a muffin pan.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: in a large mixing bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix wet ingredients: place the ripe peeled bananas in a mixer and blend on low speed for 3-5 minutes until well mashed. Add the applesauce, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on low speed for 1 minute until fully combined.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture and combine until just blended (DO NOT OVER MIX!). Add chocolate chips, stir gently then fill each muffin up about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a piece of dry spaghetti or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Place muffins on a cooling rack and allow them to sit for 10 minutes before attempting to remove the wrapper. Makes 60 mini muffins or about half as many regular sized muffins.

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  1. I can attest to the tastiness of these muffins. I was blessed to have one shortly after their appearance from the oven. These are a new fave and I look forward to more cooking with God for Corrine.

    I was told to say something funny. The pressure builds and all I can think of is this. Are there any guys who read this blog? I finally had one of those moments. You know the one. Where your wife used a canned sauce for the lasagna rolls and she asked if you liked it. I did like it but I like her sauce better. So I said “it is ok”. The response I got? “You don’t like it?” Not a question like “You don’t like it like you like mine?” But the “You don’t like it and would like to throw it out the window and hope the shuttle buses that go down our street all night would run it over until it turned into a sort of cement pasta paste?” kind of question.

    So that was very exaggerated. These are great muffins though.

  2. The muffins look marvelous! I will put these on our weekend menu!

  3. I basically stopped buying bread for the same reason…it was adding up to so much money and it’s so much cheaper if I just make my own! And more fun. These muffins look fantastic! Way better than WF, if I do say so myself.

  4. These muffins look delicious. I definitely have to try making these! Awesome job! My fave muffins would have to be these Spice Muffins with Maple Cinnamon Frosting. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Suz

    Try them with mini-chocolate chips… chocolate in every bite! Ahh, such a healthy baking tip from a dietitian LOL

    Oh, I will have to get you my blueberry muffin recipe made with cannelini beans as the fat replacer. I have had them and can assure you it sounds odd, but so yummy!

  6. Michelle

    Hi Corrine,
    My daughter and I have made batches of these muffins twice for our family. They are SO good (and disappear so fast!)Since we met you at CH’s OWL program, we have been having fun searching the web for good food that is also good for us! Thanks for this great yummy recipe!

  7. I came across these muffins after a google search and I made them yesterday. They are amazing! Of course yours photographed better than mine but my whole family loved them-thanks! I am enjoying your site and looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  8. h

    I could probably make this recipe into a loaf,right?

  9. I replaced choclate chips with frozen berries and cooked it as a loaf instead of muffins. I had to cook it for about 35 minutes instead of 20 doing it this way. It turned out to be super delicious! I figured that the recipe, split into 12 parts creates servings with about 215 calories each. Very yummy!

  10. Kim

    This looks delish. Can I sub whole wheat flour for the all purpose and if so, do I need to make any modifications? Thanks!

  11. I made these today and they were wonderful! I made a double batch and it made 29 good-sized muffins. They weren’t huge, but they were definitely nicely domed over the muffin cup and a perfect serving size.

    How in the world, in all my baking years, has it never occurred to me to mash up the bananas with the MIXER?!?! You are a genius. I rarely make banana anything because I hate mashing bananas. I’m still mystified that this had not occurred to me before. THanks for the hot tip!

  12. @ Kira…..glad you liked them! Good to hear that they turned out well. I need to make these again.

  13. So yummy! These are the best homemade muffins I’ve made yet! They turned out just like the picture. I used applesauce instead of oil though.

  14. My kids are addicted to the whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins! My devout nonbreakfast eaters have them every morning on the way to school, even my extremely picky eater! Thanks so much for the great recipes, they really help the OWL families find healthy, family friendly recipes for success!

  15. Sarah Paul

    I made these muffins this evening and they were fabulous! Definitely a keeper!!! I substituted 1/2 c. Honey for the brown sugar, used all whole wheat flour, and substituted almond milk for regular milk. So moist and delicious!!!

  16. Marvelously Made

    Thank you for this recipe. I love them. Made a slight substitution with using oatflour (oats in food processor) instead of the all purpose flour. They were light and perfect I was delighted with the slight sweetness from bananas/brown sugar. Perfectly satisfied my chocolate craving oh and I did add a tablespoon of cinammon as well. Overall very pleased will make these again. Thanks and God bless you! <3

  17. Shana

    I just made these. I didn’t have a third banana so I added a jar of baby food (mixed fruit). They taste great. Also, although I usually cook with semi-sweet or un-sweetened chocolate, I used milk chocolate chips and the muffins are delicious.

    I also did mini-muffins instead of full size. Slightly less cook time.


  18. Vicky

    Just made these muffins and they turned excellent! Yum Yum! I cooked them for an extra 3 minutes than it said in the recipe and it seemed to turn out perfect. The family love them! Next time I might try making them with mini chocolate chips :)

  19. @ Vicky….so glad you liked them! Thanks for the feedback :)

  20. These look and sound delish!! However, I don’t do canola oil. What other oil would you suggest?


  21. b

    I have 3 boys ages ranging in age from 5-40….. this is a healthy breakfast, and they all loved it. Warm out of the oven with a little bit of butter….amazing!

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