Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Yogurt

This Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe will help you make soft, moist and absolutely delicious Banana Yogurt muffins in less than 35 minutes.

We’ve had so many questions about turning our chocolate chip banana bread into muffins so here is the best banana muffins recipe for you!

What You will love about this Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

  • This easy yogurt banana muffins batter can be made in a single bowl
  • We use only few basic ingredients to make this chocolate chip Banana muffins
  • This healthy chocolate chip banana muffins can be made in 30 minutes.
  • We don’t need any fancy equipments for making this banana yogurt muffins.
  • The resulting chocolate chip banana bread muffins are super soft, moist and absolutely delicious.
  • This banana muffins recipe can be modified in a variety of ways.. for example if you want to swap some nuts instead of chocolate chips, you can add chopped pecans or walnuts instead..You can make it more flavorful by adding some cinnamon powder..if you want to use butter instead of oil you can use it..you can replace yogurt with sour cream or buttermilk
banana muffins with yogurt

Ingredients :Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. 3 medium sized very ripe bananas, or 1 and 1/2 cups mashed bananas
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 6 tbsp (85 g) of melted butter or oil
  4. 1/4 cup (50g) of brown sugar (If you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can use white sugar instead)
  5. 1/3 cup (66g) white sugar *I find this is enough sugar if adding the chocolate chips but if you add nuts in place of chocolate chips, I would suggest you to increase it to 3/4 cup (150g)
  6. 1/4 cup yogurt(65g)
  7. 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract or vanilla powder
  8. 2 cups (260 g) of plain flour or all purpose flour
  9. 1/8 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  11. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  12. 1 cup (175g) semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

NOTE: I didn’t add too much sugar to this chocolate chip banana muffins recipe since banana is naturally rich in fructose and there’s 1 cup chocolate chip in the recipe, if you like really sweet muffins, add a few more tablespoons of sugar to the mixture.

Banana yogurt muffins recipe

How to make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with yogurt

In to a medium bowl, add in all the ingredients and mix them together to form a batter.

1.Combine all the wet ingredients.

Mash the bananas using a fork or a potato masher.Make sure there are no big chunks of banana.

Add the eggs ,sugar, oil, yogurt and vanilla extract (if using vanilla extract).

Combine all of these ingredients to form a homogenous mixture.

2.Prepare the flour mix

Into the flour, add in the baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder and salt .Mix everything together so that all the ingredients gets evenly distributed in the flour.

3.Mix together the wet and dry ingredients.

Add in the chocolate chips and mix together.

While preparing the banana muffin batter,we should keep in our mind that, if we over mix the batter after adding the flour, it may cause development of gluten strands which can result in tough and rubbery banana muffins.

So use the minimum folds and strokes to mix them together.

when the proportion of leavening agents in the recipe is exact and if the folding method is gentle, then our banana muffins will always be soft, light and fluffy.

4.Transfer the batter onto the muffin tray

Spoon the batter into liners, filling them almost near the top.

banana chocolate chip muffins

5.Bake the chocolate chip banana muffins

Place this muffin tray into a 400F preheated oven.

Bake for 5 minutes at 400 F then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C).

Bake for an additional 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

The total time these muffins take in the oven is about 21-23 minutes.

For mini muffins, bake 12-14 total minutes at 350°F (177°C).

Allow the muffins to cool for 3 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

one bowl banana muffins

Why is it better to bake muffins with a higher temperature in the initial few minutes? 

The higher temperature in the beginning of baking will help to give a nice “oven spring” which will cause the top of muffins to form the dome shape and then the inside of the muffin can bake slowly with a lower temperature.This helps the muffins rise nice and tall.

How to store these Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The best way to store banana chocolate chip muffins is to keep them in a zip lock bag or in an airtight container at room temperature.

They will stay good for about 4 days at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

How to Freeze this Banana yogurt muffins

The muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze this one bowl banana muffins, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and put them in a zippered bag with the date on it and pop them in the freezer!

Make sure to thaw them completely before serving.Just before serving you can warm the banana muffins in oven.

Can you substitute butter for oil in this chocolate chip banana muffins with oil

Yes you can use melted butter in place of oil in this recipe.

banana chocolate chip muffins with yogurt

What kind of sugar can be used in this one bowl banana muffins recipe

You can use 100% white sugar or 100% brown sugar or part of white and brown sugar while making this chocolate chip banana muffins.

Brown sugar can add a cool caramel flavor .. nice brown tint to our cake and a bit more moistness to our banana muffins.

While using white sugar, the banana cupcakes will be pale in color ..but beautiful with lots of chocolate chips in between.

So I prefer to use both brown and white sugar in this easy banana yogurt muffins recipe.

Can you skip yogurt in this banana chocolate chip muffins recipe

I would suggest you not to skip yogurt (but you can substitute yogurt with a few other ingredients) in this banana chocolate chip muffins recipe.

What can I use instead of yogurt in this banana bread recipe

You can use an acidic ingredient like sour cream, buttermilk, greek yogurt or flavored yogurt in place of yogurt.

You can prepare yogurt by adding two teaspoons of lemon juice into 1/4 cup of milk and can be used in this recipe as well.

Can I make Banana bread using this Banana Chocolate chip muffins recipe

Yes you can use this banana muffins recipe for making Banana Chocolate chip Bread.Just pour the batter into a loaf pan and adjust the baking time to around 70 minutes.

chocolate chip banana bread

Is it necessary to use both baking powder and baking soda while making chocolate chip banana muffins

It depends according to the other ingredients in the recipe.

In this chocolate chip banana muffins recipe, we used two kinds of chemical leaveners,baking soda and baking powder.

As bananas are kind of heavy ingredient, we need a “double” lift to make the banana muffins lighter and fluffier.And when adding baking soda, we need to add an acidic ingredient to compliment its action.Which is yogurt in this recipe.

If the baking soda in the recipe is more than what is required, the banana muffins may taste somewhat “soapy”.

If we are not using yogurt and baking soda in this recipe, we need to add 2 tsp of baking powder in this recipe.

I would suggest you to go through this blog article to get a clearer idea on the action of baking soda and baking powder.

The correct understanding of the action of baking powder and baking soda help us to bake wonderful cakes and other baking goods.

What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder ?

In this recipe we have used very little chemical leaveners;and I found it was just sufficient to make our chocolate chip banana muffins rise beautifully and to make it light and fluffy.

banana yogurt muffins

What can I use instead of eggs in this banana yogurt muffins recipe

In this chocolate chip banana muffins recipe, you can use an extra 

1/4 cup mashed bananas or 1/4 cup apple sauce + 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/2 tsp baking soda,in place of 2 eggs .

So we need to use a total of 1 tsp baking soda,1/2 cup yogurt and 1 3/4 mashed bananas if we are not using eggs.The rest of the recipe remains same.

ie,In place of an egg, we use equivalent volume(30-40 ml) of an acidic ingredient and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.

What kind of chocolate should I need to use for banana chocolate chip muffins with yogurt

You can use your favorite chocolate chips in this banana muffins.I prefer semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips. If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can even just finely chop up a bar of chocolate.

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Banana yogurt muffins recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Yogurt

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Yogurt are soft,moist and super delicious.We can make this yogurt banana muffins in less than 35 minutes.Hope you will love this One bowl banana muffins recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Banana Muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 very ripe bananas or 1 and 1/2 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp oil (85 g) of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (50g)(If you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can use white sugar instead)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar (66g)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (65g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder
  • 2 cups plain flour or all purpose flour (260 g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips (175g)

Instructions
 

1.Combine all the wet ingredients.

  • Mash the bananas using a fork or a potato masher.Make sure there are no big chunks of banana.
    Add the eggs ,sugar, oil, yogurt and vanilla extract (if using vanilla extract).
    Combine all of these ingredients to form a homogenous mixture.

2.Prepare the flour mix

  • Into the flour, add in the baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder and salt .Mix everything together so that all the ingredients gets evenly distributed in the flour.

3.Mix together the wet and dry ingredients.

  • Add in the chocolate chips and mix together.
    While preparing the banana muffin batter,we should keep in our mind that, if we over mix the batter after adding the flour, it may cause development of gluten strands which can result in tough and rubbery banana muffins.
    So use the minimum folds and strokes to mix them together.
    when the proportion of leavening agents in the recipe is exact and if the folding method is gentle, then our banana muffins will always be soft, light and fluffy.

4.Transfer the batter onto the muffin tray

  • Spoon the batter into liners, filling them almost near the top.

5.Bake the chocolate chip banana muffins

  • Place this muffin tray into a 400F preheated oven.
    Bake for 5 minutes at 400 F then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C).
    Bake for an additional 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
    The total time these muffins take in the oven is about 21-23 minutes.
    For mini muffins, bake 12-14 total minutes at 350°F (177°C).
    Allow the muffins to cool for 3 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. mercy shiela leo

    Hi,
    tried the Banana chocolate chip muffin with yogurt today.
    I did the mini version.
    Yummy.very tasty.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    regards
    shiela

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Shiela,I am so happy to hear you made this muffins and they turned out really well.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me.

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