Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
How many of you have some
brown spotted bananas on your counter?
Do you find yourself in this predicament on a regular basis?
I know I do!
There is just something about that big bag of bananas hanging out at Costco that lures me in every time.
“Buy Me!” they seem to say.
“I am the only thing in this store for under $2”
I say “Amen” under my breath and come home
 with at least one bag every time.
Well as of Monday I had a total of
10 big bad bananas turning all spotty on me.
(Not to mention I’ll be heading to Costco soon and you know those bananas will be calling to me again…..)
Since I already have a Ziploc bag full of ripe bananas in the freezer…I rolled up my sleeves and got a bakin’.
I  have two wonderful banana bread recipes on the site. This fine lookin’ dandy is Buttery Blonde Banana Bread. If you are in the mood for rich, pound cake like banana bread hold on to your hats. This recipe is going to blow your pound-cake-lovin mind.
Here we have Best Banana Bread. If you are in love with sugary-crusty-exteriors on your Banana Bread…make this treasure of a recipe. This lovely Best Banana Bread  had her picture retaken a couple of days ago, and isn’t she looking snazzy. My old pictures of her were NOT kind.  
I have been on the look out lately for a great Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe. I tried a couple of recipes this week and this fine dandy was definitely worth sharing! The “fat” the recipe calls for is mayonnaise! Who would have thought. I used Miracle Whip Light and they were great! My kids gobbled them up in a quick hurry and they came together in a snap. They are very light and sweet.  Hope you like them as much as we do.
Put those brown spotted bananas to good use my friends! You’re family will love you for it!
Then buy another big bag of bananas at Costco…..that’s a good chunk of fruit for $1.39!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 muffins


1 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 egg
1/2 C Miracle Whip Salad Dressing or Best Foods Mayonnaise
(I used light Miracle Whip)
3 ripe bananas
1 C chocolate chips


1. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In your Kitchen Aid or in a mixing bowl beat the egg. Add the bananas and mix until they are all mashed up and smooth.
3. Add the mayonnaise to the banana mixture and mix for 30 seconds.
4. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
5. Carefully spoon the batter into muffin tins, 3/4 of the way full. You can line the tins with little cupcake holders if you like.
6. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the chocolate chips. Oh....doesn't chocolate just make you smile. Yum!
7. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe from Tammy’s Recipes
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins I Jamie Cooks It Up!

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  1. 1
    May 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Oh, yum! I'm going to have to try your Buttery Blonde Banana Bread – sounds fabulous!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  2. 2
    May 14, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Yum! I love bananas but sadly haven't bought any recently. I guess I'm going to have to get some now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    May 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    I'm thrilled to hear that the muffins turned out for you! My husband finished them in record time 😉 Reading your post I was slightly envious of all of your banana baking – it looks so good! I think a trip to Costco is in order for me, too (and then I have to hide the bananas so I can bake with them)!

    I'm also excited to try your Italian Tortellini Soup! I have it saved and am hoping to get to it this weekend – will definitely link back to you!

    Have a great weekend!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  4. 4
    May 16, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I was introduced to this blog by a friend a few weeks ago and ever since I have enjoyed trying a couple recipes and spreading the word. I have made the french bread, banana bread and snicker surprise. TOmorrow I am goign to make the chicken enchiladas and breadsticks. Thanks for all your wonderful recipe. I can't wait till the summer (I'm a school teacher) when I have more time to try the recipes.

  5. 5
    May 16, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Jamie, I have been following your blog, and I love your blog and your fun personality. Please come on over to my blog ( soon to receive your Versatile Blogger Award!

  6. 6
    May 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Great breakfast treat or snack!

  7. 7
    May 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    All of the banana recipes sound great! Can't wait to try the muffins!

  8. 8
    May 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    These are in the oven right now! When I saw this post they looked perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast treat.

  9. 9
    May 24, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I just had to come back and say these WERE A HUGE HIT! My husband and son cannot stay out of them and my brother in law loves them too. They were so shocked when I said they had mayo in them. Definite two thumbs up!

  10. 10
    May 24, 2010 at 3:22 am

    I'm so happy to know they were a hit! Thanks for letting me know.

  11. 11
    August 28, 2010 at 10:29 am

    These muffins are fabulous! Even my banana hating daughter loves them! I did substitute half the white flour with whole wheat. Still delish!

  12. 12
    October 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    They are fabulous! I want to have them and prepare it at home. Congrats for the best recipes! We own a Wall Mirrors ecommerce site and are always looking for great content to share and help inspire. Thanks.

  13. 13
    February 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I have a soft-spot / weakness for banana bread. Your recipe is the perfect excuse to indulge and I was thinking of throwing in a handful of chocolate chips. The lemon cookies with white chocolate are also on my “to bake” list.

  14. 14
    February 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I JUST made these and oh my goodness, they are AMAZING!!!! I saw your post on Tastespotting and I am SO glad I stumbled upon your blog 🙂 You're a genius for coming up with this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  15. 15
    April 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I just tested this recipe and they came out marvelous!! This is the first time i've tried baking with mayo, so i'm impressed with the turnout. I added some pecans for a kick. You must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Jamie!

  16. 16
    April 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    The banana chocolate was simply delicious. I Love the chips on it.

  17. 17
    December 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Mayonnaise? really?
    I don't understand :S

  18. 18
    January 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I am so excited about this recipe! Never seen one with mayo, but because of that it means I can make it for my daughter who has allergies (dairy, soy, yeast, etc) and only modify it to use her special allergen free chocolate chips!!

  19. 19
    September 4, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Can these muffins be frozen?

    • 20
      September 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Yes, freeze them to your hearts desire. 🙂

  20. 21
    October 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm


    I have Kraft’s olive oil mayo on hand. Can I use that?

    • 22
      January 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I love this muffin recipe, I have made it a couple of times and yes, you can use the Kraft’s olive oil mayo, I made it that way last week. I love that it uses mayo because we don’t eat a lot of mayo so it helps me use the jar before it expires.

  21. 23
    Cathy =)
    January 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

    yum yum gotta try them muffins got nanners ready now!

  22. 24
    January 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

    what do you mean by T as a teaspoon or tablespoon? thanks.

    I tried baking your quick and easy breadsticks its delicious and i continues baking it and my friends and family loves it !

    • 25
      January 27, 2014 at 7:55 am

      T means tablespoon and t means teaspoon.
      Best of luck!

  23. 26
    February 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    These are wonderful and easy to make!

  24. 27
    August 3, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I made these this morning and they are almost gone already! EVERYONE is raving about them. All I can say is WOW! Great recipe!

  25. 28
    Krystal L
    October 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    This was such an easy recipe to follow.Made these muffins twice and it was a hit each time.

  26. 29
    February 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Have made these before, & I loved them. Yesterday I made them for my very fussy 4 & 7 year old grandsons. They loved them! They asked if they could take some home with them. Of course I said “Yes!”

  27. 30
    February 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I was a little skeptical about the mayo in the muffin recipe but they are absolutely fabulous!

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