Cook's Hideout: Whole wheat Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

August 17, 2014

Whole wheat Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

I made these banana chocolate chip muffins couple of months ago and they were a hit with the kids. I have bananas at home all the time and the last couple overripe ones are the most neglected ones. So I'm looking for recipes to use them up. This recipe is from King Arthur Flour's 'Whole Grain Baking' cookbook.
Whole wheat Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins
The best thing about this recipe is that it uses ultra ripe mottled bananas which is usually what I end up after a week of eating bananas. Also these are made with 100% Whole wheat flourThese muffins are very moist and pleasantly dense.
Whole wheat Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins
It has been a busy and fun weekend with my aunt and uncle visiting us. We took them to New York and saw Lady Liberty after a long time. We also went to 911Memorial. Even though we live very very close to New York and see the NYC skyline everyday this is the first time we went to the memorial. The new freedom tower is so magnificent and breathtaking. I don't have the pictures of either Statue of Liberty or the memorial, I have pics of the beautiful NYC skyline and the pirate boat.
Beautiful NYC

Beautiful NYC
Ingredients: Makes 12 regular size muffins
Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Vegetable Oil or Unsalted butter - ½cup
Light or dark brown Sugar - ½cup
Baking Soda - ¾tsp
Salt - ½tsp
Ground Cinnamon - ½tsp
Ground Nutmeg - ¼tsp
Vanilla Extract - 1tsp
Mashed ripe Bananas - 1½cups (about 3 medium bananas)
Honey - ¼cup
Eggs - 2 (I used egg replacer powder instead and it worked great)
Chocolate Chops - ⅔cup

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Beat oil/ butter, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Add the banana, honey, eggs and beat until smooth. 
  • Add the flour and chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, they will be nearly full.
  • Bake the muffins until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted n the center, about 20~25 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and after couple of minutes transfer the muffins to a rack to cool.
Whole wheat Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins
Sending these over to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: August -- Week 3'.


  1. Okay Pavani I am bookmarking this delicious recipe. of Course with the LO at home we have no bananas ever left over. But still will try.

  2. I have yet to see the Freedom tower and unbelievably I have never been to the statue of Liberty.muffins look fab too

  3. I go o lower manhattan at least once in 2-3 months to meet my friend

  4. Whole wheat flour is the normal flour which we use for chappathi and all???

    1. Hi Radhika, the wholewheat flour we get here is a little different than the one in India. But you can definitely try using Indian chapathi flour.


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