Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins combine ripe bananas, sweet mini-chocolate chips, & crunchy walnuts for a perfect breakfast bite. They are easy to make and the glaze over the top is the perfect finishing touch.
One of our favorite weekend breakfast recipes is Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins! These muffins are one of those recipes that are even better the next day.
We try to have something fun for breakfast on the weekends when we can. This one is a recipe that we make often on those weekends. There is something about banana and chocolate together that is so yummy!
Ingredients in Banana Walnut Muffins
- All-Purpose Flour
- Brown Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Butter, Softened to Room Temperature
- Ripe Bananas
- Eggs, at Room Temperature
- Milk, at Room Temperature
- Vanilla Extract
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Finely Chopped Walnuts
Glaze Topping (optional)
- Butter, melted
- Powdered Sugar
How to Make Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
To make these, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and softened butter using either the back of a fork or pastry blender. To be sure your butter is soft enough and will work well, gently press down on the butter.
If you can make a fingerprint indentation that is a sign you are good to go! It’s also a good idea to let your eggs and milk sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This way they will blend in better with the other ingredients.
Place the mashed banana into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each one is added. Add in the milk and vanilla. Mix well until ingredients are blended well. Slowly add in the flour mixture with your mixer at low speed…so you don’t end up with half the flour all over the place! ;o) Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
Tip: With muffin batter, it is important to not over-mix it.
Add in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I like to use mini chocolate chips in muffin mix but any chocolate chip to your liking will do. Mix only for about five seconds, just until they are mixed in well.
Tip: Here's how to get the muffins to look like bakery-style muffins.
Using high heat, in the beginning, lifts the muffin top up quickly making a nice muffin top. Doing this and filling your muffin cups to the top makes them look just like bakery-style muffins.
I tried it without filling them to the top and the result was not the same. So, make sure you do fill them up to the top. Once your oven is preheated to 425°F, line your muffin tins with the liners. Fill up each cup all the way to the top. I use a cookie scoop that measures ¼ cup of dough in each scoop which fills each muffin cup perfectly.
Bake them at 425°F for 5 minutes. While they are still in the oven, reduce the temperature to 375°F. Bake them for an additional 13-14 minutes. You can check them with a toothpick to make sure they are done.
When the muffins are just about done, prepare the glaze. Melt the butter and quickly add in the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk together until you have a good glaze consistency.
Take the muffins out of the muffin tin carefully, as they will be hot. I use a fork to lift them out.
Line them up and using a spoon, pour the glaze over them while they are still warm. Using the back of the spoon, spread out the glaze if needed. Let them sit just so the glaze can set.
Enjoy fresh from the oven or save for the next day! :o)
Looking for More Muffin Recipes?
- Mixed Berry Muffins
- Blueberry Banana Muffins
- Carrot Cake Muffins
- Chocolate Raspberry Banana Muffins
- Egg Muffins
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Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter softened to room temperature
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1/3 cup milk room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Glaze Topping (optional)
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- In a medium bowl, blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and softened butter with either the back of a fork or a pastry blender. Set aside.2 ½ cups flour, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ¾ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 6 tablespoons butter
- Mash up the bananas and place in large mixing bowl.3 ripe bananas
- Add the eggs to the mixing bowl one at a time, beating after each one. Then add the milk and vanilla. Mix all ingredients until combined well.2 eggs, 1/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Blend the dry ingredients with the banana mixture just until mixed completely. Do not over mix.
- Add in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Mix in for only about 5 seconds.1 ½ cup mini chocolate chips, 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Fill up each muffin liner to the top.
- Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes.
- While muffins are still in the oven, reduce the temperature to 375°F and bake for an additional 13-14 minutes.
- When the muffins are just about done make the glaze, if desired.
- To make the glaze, melt the butter and quickly add in the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk together until you have your desired glaze consistency.2 tablespoon butter, 3-4 teaspoons milk, 1 cup powdered sugar
- Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool a little. Drizzle them with the glaze if desired.