Indulge in irresistible chocolate chip banana oatmeal muffins! These moist and flavorful homemade muffins combine the goodness of ripe bananas, wholesome oats, and decadent chocolate chips.
Perfect for breakfast or snacking, this banana muffin recipe is a delightful blend of nutrition and indulgence. Try our chocolate chip banana oatmeal muffins today and experience pure bliss in every bite.
This recipe was originally written in 2014 and updated in 2023 to make it a bit more healthy by adding oats and Greek yogurt!
My family has a habit of buying too many bananas and then not eating through them very before they get soft. It’s fine with me! We love banana cake, peanut butter banana brownies, and Greek yogurt banana bread!
My kids wrinkle their noses up at the word healthy. I mean, do you blame them? So often “healthy” bread tastes like cardboard! Not with this recipe!
Chocolate chip oatmeal muffins are basically a healthy version of your favorite banana chocolate chip muffins! I love that they are made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt AND they are still moist and delicious!
It’s also fun to make Greek yogurt banana splits with fresh bananas!
Why You’ll Love Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
- Quick and easy! This recipe literally only takes a few minutes to mix together and then bake! These muffins are the perfect recipe for kids to help with!
- Healthy banana chocolate muffins! Usually healthy and chocolate don’t go together! I love adding mini chocolate chips so you get a little chocolate in every bite, without having to add too many chocolate chips! They are healthy enough for breakfast or a snack and decadent for a treat or dessert!
- Delicious! These muffins are delicious! They are extra moist muffins that are just sweet enough! Slather them with butter and they’re even better!
You’ll need a handful of simple ingredients to make these muffins. Let’s go over options for swapping and substituting.
- Whole Wheat Flour: I grind my own whole wheat flour using white wheat. You can use any kind of whole wheat, or use all-purpose flour.
- Oatmeal: I prefer quick oats or rolled oats because they are ground finer and aren’t as chewy. Steel-cut oats or old fashioned rolled oats may also be used.
- Other Dry Ingredients: Baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon (optional), and brown sugar (light or dark)
- Bananas: Overripe bananas are sweeter than yellow bananas and work better in banana bread, muffins, and baking.
- Vanilla or Plain Greek Yogurt: You may use sour cream or buttermilk instead.
- Other Wet Ingredients: Eggs, vanilla
- Add-ins: Use any add-ins you like. Be sure they equal 3/4 a cup. Chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, or nuts are all yummy.
How to Make Banana Oatmeal Muffins
You’ll love how easy this recipe is to make! You can mix the muffin batter using a wooden spoon or spatula, or use an electric mixer. I love using my battery Kitchenaid Hand Mixer.
These muffins can be made in a muffin tin sprayed with nonstick baking spray, or line the muffin cups with cupcake liners.
Step 1: Mash bananas. Add bananas to a mixing bowl and smash with a fork.
Step 2: Add wet ingredients. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and brown sugar to the bananas. Mix until incorporated with a spoon or electric mixer.
Step 3: Mix dry ingredients. Add flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to another bowl. Stir to mix.
Step 4: Add dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until incorporated. Don’t overmix. It’s okay if there are still white streaks of flour.
Step 5: Add add-ins. Add chocolate chips or other add-ins.
Step 6: Bake. Line muffin tins with paper liners or spray with flour nonstick baking spray. Divide the muffin batter equally into the prepared muffin pan, about 2/3 full. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to completely cool.
Tips for Making the BEST Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- Use fresh baking powder and baking soda to make sure the muffins rise!
- Use mini chocolate chips to make sure you get a pop of chocolate in every single bite! You can also use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips.
- Using an ice cream scoop is the easiest way to fill the muffin tins and it helps make evenly sized muffins.
- Save some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the muffins.
How to Store Banana Muffins
Be sure to completely cool the muffins before storing them.
- Keep the muffins in an airtight container.
- Muffins will last for 3-4 days.
- I love to reheat leftover muffins in the microwave just until warm.
- Set the muffins on a baking sheet and freeze. Remove the muffins from the baking sheet and put them in an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag.
- Muffins will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Thaw in an airtight container at room temperature until thawed, about an hour.
- Or, defrost in the microwave until thawed. The amount of time will vary depending on the microwave.
My family loves eating banana oatmeal muffins any time of the day! They’re the perfect on-the-go snack for bringing to the boys when they are working on the farm.
And, I absolutely love having a batch of made-from-scratch muffins in the freezer for when I’m extra busy and don’t have time for baking.
Chocolate chip banana muffins are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch. Here are some fun breakfast ideas to pair with muffins.
- Savory Breakfast Salad
- Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Oven Baked Bacon
- Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin
- Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- Orange Banana Smoothies
Store the muffins for up to 4 days. Overmixing the muffin batter creates tough muffins.
Using too much flour in banana muffin recipes makes them dry. Using whole wheat flour can also make the muffins dry and rubbery compared to recipes made with all-purpose flour. But, using whole wheat flour makes a healthy banana muffin.
Other Over-Ripe Banana Recipes
If you’re family always has ripe bananas on the countertop you’ll love these banana recipes! If you want to use up your bananas before they get too ripe try my Banana Cream Pie with Instant Pudding Mix or No Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Pie!
- Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
- Coconut Banana Bread
- Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe
- Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Banana Pancakes
- Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
These chocolate chip banana oatmeal muffins made with Greek yogurt, oats, and whole wheat are a true delight for both your taste buds and your health. By incorporating nutrient-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour, you’re providing your body with a wholesome and satisfying treat.
Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert, these muffins are a perfect way to indulge in a guilt-free pleasure. So, gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and get ready to savor the deliciousness of these mouthwatering muffins.
With each bite, you’ll experience a comforting combination of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. Give this recipe a try, and let the aroma of freshly baked muffins fill your kitchen while you embark on a delightful culinary journey. Your friends and family will thank you, and your taste buds will rejoice. Happy baking!
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 whole bananas overripe
- 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Mash bananas. Add bananas to a mixing bowl and smash with a fork.
- Add wet ingredients. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and brown sugar to the bananas. Mix until incorporated with a spoon or electric mixer.
- Mix dry ingredients. Add flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to another bowl. Stir to mix.
- Add dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until incorporated. Don’t overmix. It’s okay if there are still white streaks of flour.
- Add add-ins. Add chocolate chips or other add-ins.
- Bake. Line muffin tins with paper liners or spray with flour nonstick baking spray. Divide the muffin batter equally into the prepared muffin pan, about 2/3 full. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
- Remove to a wire rack to completely cool.