Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour

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These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! These easy chocolate chip banana muffins take only 12-15 minutes to bake and are great for breakfast or dessert!

These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! They're super easy to make, moist, and a great way to use up 3 ripe bananas. Bake these banana muffins in just 12-15 minutes. #bananamuffins #bananabreadmuffins #bananachocolatechipmuffins #muffins #selfrisingflour

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour

Today I’m so excited to share my delicious homemade recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour – an easy and delicious banana muffin recipe so good you’ll actually be excited to wake up!

These Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are made easy with self rising flour and feature delicious cinnamon and sugar, chocolate chips, and of course bananas.

These banana muffins have the most perfect flavor combination that will have you going back for seconds (or thirds).

Scroll to the bottom of this post to grab the full printable recipe and watch the video for my easy banana chocolate chip muffin recipe over here. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YT channel for weekly recipe videos!

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Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour

True story: whenever I’ve had a rough day or week, the one sure fire cure to get me out of a slump is to grab my baker’s mitts and whip up a delicious treat in the kitchen.

Baking has always been my favorite stress reliever, and it sure doesn’t hurt to make something that literally fills the whole house with the most delicious aroma (like these yummy muffins).

So of course when I let the bananas go bad again for the 900th time yesterday, I figured why not take advantage and make some delicious and easy banana muffins?

But not just any plain ol’ banana muffins.

Nope, these chocolate chip banana muffins have all the right flavors in all the right places.

Bananas? Check.

Cinnamon Sugar deliciousness? Check.

Chocolate Chips because everything in life is better with chocolate in it? Double-Check.

Introducing (drum roll please)….Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

The most epic banana muffins you’ll ever eat!

The best part? They bake up in just 15 minutes or less!

These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! They're super easy to make, moist, and a great way to use up 3 ripe bananas. Bake these banana muffins in just 12-15 minutes. #bananamuffins #bananabreadmuffins #bananachocolatechipmuffins #muffins #selfrisingflour

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Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (Self Rising Flour Muffins)

I get asked the question all the time – Can you use self rising flour in muffins? Does self rising flour make better muffins?

And the answer is yes!

These chocolate chip banana muffins have truly one of the best flavors I’ve ever tasted in a muffin and are SO easy to make thanks to self rising flour.

Self rising flour makes life easier by combining all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt in one, with no measuring out individual ingredients.

I’m a huge fan and use self rising flour in my Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, 3-Ingredient Biscuits, 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough, Easy Banana Bread, and of course these yummy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

In case you don’t already have them in your kitchen, here’s a list of must-have tools to make these cinnamon sugar banana muffins with self rising flour, as well as a full list of all the ingredients you’ll need.

Recommended Tools for Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins Ingredients

  • Bananas – The riper, the better, as it will lend a sweeter flavor
  • Self Rising Flour – Makes life easy with no measuring out separate ingredients
  • Sugar – I love to use coconut sugar but feel free to use regular if you prefer
  • Applesauce – I love using applesauce to add moisture in muffins and reduce the amount of sugar
  • Cinnamon and Vanilla – Adds SO much flavor and perfectly compliments bananas
  • Egg – Gives the muffins structure
  • Melted Butter – Adds flavor, moisture, and helps give these muffins the perfect soft and fluffy texture
  • Chocolate Chips – The perfect add-in for these banana muffins! I love using semi-sweet but feel free to use milk or dark.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – The key ingredient that makes these banana muffins spectacular!
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Tips for Making The Best Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour

What Is The Secret to Making Moist Muffins?

There are three keys to making moist, delicious banana muffins!

  1. Use moisture adding ingredients such as butter and oil. In the case of these muffins we use melted butter and applesauce which make them nice and moist.
  2. Don’t overmix your batter. With muffins you don’t want to overmix the batter, so stir until JUST combined. It’s actually okay to still see a tiny little bit of flour once mixed.
  3. Don’t overbake your muffins. Just like with cookies, you want to take your muffins out when they are right on the verge of being done, as they will continue to cook for a few minutes while cooling in the pan. (see below)

How Do I Know When Banana Muffins Are Done?

I use two fool-proof methods for checking to see if my banana muffins are done.

  • Toothpick Method– Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin and if it comes out clean, then your muffins are done.
  • Press Method – If you don’t have a toothpick, you can also gently press on the top of your muffins. If they bounce back up quickly, then they are done. If they don’t, then they still need a few more minutes.

What Are Your Best Tips For Making the Perfect Banana Muffins?

In addition to my tips above, here are a few of my best tips for making the absolute most delicious, best chocolate chip banana muffins.

Use extra ripe bananas – You know those times when you think the bananas are too far gone and just need to be thrown away? Don’t. Use them to make these banana muffins instead. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the baked goods. It’s so weird how it works, but it just does.

Use a cookie scoop – In my early days of baking I would try to pour in my muffin batter and it would make SUCH a mess and took forever. Do yourself a favor and grab these affordable cookie scoops that make scooping out an even amount of batter a total breeze.

Always add extra chocolate chips on top – By now you probably realize that unlike my healthy banana muffins, these banana muffins are more of an indulgent dessert-like muffin, so add some extra chocolate chips on top before baking them. It makes them pretty and extra yummy!

These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! They're super easy to make, moist, and a great way to use up 3 ripe bananas. Bake these banana muffins in just 12-15 minutes. #bananamuffins #bananabreadmuffins #bananachocolatechipmuffins #muffins #selfrisingflour

These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! They're super easy to make, moist, and a great way to use up 3 ripe bananas. Bake these banana muffins in just 12-15 minutes. #bananamuffins #bananabreadmuffins #bananachocolatechipmuffins #muffins #selfrisingflour

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These Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Self Rising Flour are the best banana muffins ever! These easy chocolate chip banana muffins take only 12-15 minutes to bake and are great for breakfast or dessert!

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large bananas (mashed)
  • 3/4 sugar or (1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup applesauce)*
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a small microwavable bowl. Set aside to cool.
  3. Combine self rising flour and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl combine mashed bananas, applesauce, sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter and stir until combined.
  5. Next, add 1/2 of the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, stir, and then add the other 1/2 until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  6. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop out batter evenly into a well-sprayed muffin pan using a medium cookie scoop. Fill each muffin tin about 2/3 full.
  8. Next mix together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl for the muffin topping.
  9. Using a spoon lightly sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over each muffin. With a toothpick, swirl throughout the top of the muffin and sprinkle with more mixture, as desired. Top with additional chocolate chips.
  10. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Let your muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan, before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy your delicious banana muffins!

Notes

  • The original recipe used 3/4 cup sugar, but I’ve since adjusted the recipe with a lighter option to use 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup applesauce. It still tastes just as delicious and is better for you!
  • Store leftover muffins in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.

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Just look at all that deliciousness and tell me you don’t want one of my chocolate chip banana muffins!

Both my boys ate one yesterday evening after dinner and told me I was the best Mom ever.

My day was officially made and after eating one of these, I realized life is so good. Oh SO good.


Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar! Do you love banana muffins too? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

 

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131 Comments

  1. Made these and added some walnuts! Omg so delishhh! I also did the applesauce hack and they are so moist and perfect!






    1. Yay, I’m so glad you loved them! I’ll have to add walnuts to mine next time, thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Raina – you’ll just have to add salt and baking powder to it to ensure it rises properly. Here’s the ratio to use: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to each cup of flour. Hope that helps!

  8. I was excited to make these and took out of oven but they didn’t rise… the recipe I now realize has no baking powder or baking soda so they were a flop… would love to make again with that part added.

    1. Oh no, so sorry to hear that Brenda! I always use self-rising flour and I apologize for not specifying in the ingredient list- I just updated it for clarity. Hope your next try is a success and you enjoy them! They really are yummy 🙂

  9. I love how you had done a before the of the bananas and an after of the muffins on IG. So creative! These look absolutely mouth-watering!

    1. Thank-you! It always amazes me how you can take almost rotten bananas and they make the most epic banana bread #scienceiscool haha!

  10. These look fantastic. I’m a huge fan of anything with banana and chocolate. I’m sure the Cinnamon Sugar adds a lovely touch.

  11. GIRL! These look delicious. I’m totally saving for later so I can impress people the next time I need to bring a snack to something.

  12. Great idea for delicious muffins! These look super, super scrumptious! I just want to bite into one now with my coffee! Nice!

  13. I am the same way. When I feel kinda stress I always cook something. Being in the kitchen seems to make me feel better. This last few months I think I have let bananas goes bad so many times so I can definitely relate hahahha. This recipe looks delicious I can’t wait to make some of this for the party.

    1. It just makes you feel better, right? And glad to know I’m not the only one letting bananas go bad haha. But it just makes better banana bread! 😉

  14. These look so yum! I need this in my life daily. Pinning for those rainy days when my kids can’t go outside.

  15. Under 30 minutes? Count me in! Also – if there’s banana included, it counts for a healthy breakfast in my book 😉

  16. Oh my goodness! These chocolate chip banana muffins look so darn fabulous. I want to take a big bite of one of these right now. Do you ship to California? Just kidding! I’m looking forward to whipping up a batch of these beauties for breakfast on Friday. 🙂

  17. So many delicious ingredients together in one treat! I made a cinnamon crunch banana bread one time and it was amazing; banana and cinnamon go so well together! I bet chocolate chips add a perfect amount of sweetness to this treat as well.

  18. I’m on a restricted diet and I’ve been trying to figure out what I can make to satisfy my chocolate craving. This recipe is going to work GREAT for me because I can use my smaller muffin tin and get my chocolate craving!

    1. Oh yes, these would be perfect as mini muffins! And feel free to variate the recipe according to taste/preferences! Enjoy! 🙂

  19. Yep, once the bananas get too old, it’s definitely time to start baking! We can never finish all the bananas in our house, either.

    1. Haha, every time at least 2-3 go bad lol, I should really just start buying a couple instead of a whole bunch. 🙂

  20. I wanted to know what these were when I saw them on InstaStories. These look so bomb. I love anything that contains bananas and chocolate chips in it.

  21. Banana and chocolate chips and muffins are about as good as it gets to me. I really should use my ripe bananas creatively in this recipe next time.

  22. Cara these were absolutely great! Me and your Mommy ate them for breakfast and they were so good! I recommend these highly if you want something that tastes great and is good for you. Thanks again.






  23. GIRL. I am at work and don’t have anything sweet to take the edge off after looking at these! How dare you, haha! Yum! Definitely pinning for a later date!

  24. OH WOW the cinnamon… just… MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER!!!!!!!!!!! but it’s kind of a wintery recipe isn’t it? i’d make those for xmas <3

  25. Oh my word, these images are making me hungry. What a great recipe, can’t wait to give it a try when I get back home. Pinning to make later for sure! I have a cookie ball recipe where I roll the dough in brown sugar and what a treat they are too.

  26. Well, you had me at cinnamon and sugar, but Add in bananas and chocolate chips and I am sold all the way! I bet these are fabulous warm, from the oven! Have an amazing Wednesday!

    1. They were so good! Oddly enough my mom eats muffins cold from the fridge, and she loved them that way too! 🙂

  27. Okay, I’m definitely saving this recipe right now! I’ve always loved banana chocolate chip so adding cinnamon sugar is a no brainer and sounds SO delicious! Yum!

  28. Awesome– I can’t wait to make these. I’m the same way- baking is such a stress relief to me. These look so so good. Yum!

    1. Thanks! So glad you enjoy baking too! I always used to love to bake w/ my mom and grandma growing up so I love passing on the tradition with my kids now! 🙂

  29. These look so yummy! This is the perfect little treat for my kiddies as we start our hectic back to school routine!

  30. They do look delicious! I’ll have to try the recipe…. you’re not the only one who has bananas go overripe on them ?

  31. Just reading the title made my mouth water. Now that we’re heading into fall, I get in more in a backing and cooking mood. I am DEFINITELY saving this recipe to make for September and October. Thanks so much for sharing, Cara!

  32. ummmm yummmm! These look delicious! It is 8:30am and you have me wanting one of these! I love all of these ingredients so combined I bet they are delicious!

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