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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Servings: 18 muffins (or 36 mini muffins)
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD


  • 1 ½ cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup walnuts finely chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mashed banana, honey, vanilla, applesauce and yogurt.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flaxseed. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Gently fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter into the muffin tins, lined with paper liners.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes (12-18 minutes for mini muffins) or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack at room temperature.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or freezer for a later time.


Do not over mix the batter. Over mixing can lead to a more dense or chewy muffin and cause muffins to become peaked verses that desired round top.