This is a 'most often requested' recipe - friends and family deliberately let bananas get brown so I'll make them! Great for lunch boxes too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
dozen muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

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  • Beat sugar, butter, flax seed, vanilla, and eggs together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

  • Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Mix creamed sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into the flour mixture until fully incorporated and batter is stiff. Beat bananas into batter with an electric mixer on low. Fold chocolate chips and walnuts into batter; spoon into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Notes:

I use half whole wheat flour/half white, part agave or honey to increase the 'good for you' factor, and semi-sweet mini-chips to ensure that each bite has chocolate in it.

Also good zapped for 10 seconds and promptly served with vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 236.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2013
Very moist. I did add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2013
They were tasty but very dry for me. I will have to incorporate some apple sauce when I try this recipe again. I liked how this recipe included flax seed. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
Very moist. I did add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2013
This is the best banana bread or muffin recipe I have found. I did make one adjustment by adding a tsp of cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
Definitely a most requested love the "good for you" tip! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
Excellent as written. As a quick note if you're short a banana you can substitute with a 1/2 C applesauce-it still has a good banana flavor. We didn't notice a difference.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2013
Love this recipe! I too replaced some of butter with flax seed. I'm not a talented cook and was wondering if I replaced some of the flour with protein powder how I would make the adjustment. I'm not sure what that would do to the consistency. Any advice would be welcomed!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2013
They were tasty but very dry for me. I will have to incorporate some apple sauce when I try this recipe again. I liked how this recipe included flax seed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2013
I just did it and theyre so good and moist... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Great recipe! I modified a bit by only putting in 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons applesauce plus half a container of a single serving Greek yogurt. I also soaked the flaxseed in a few tablespoons of water for a few minutes before adding to the sugar mixture- this was my first time baking with flax and I read it can absorb the moisture out of whatever you are making unless you soak it first. I also only had 2 super ripe bananas but a good tip for yellow-but-not-yet-over-ripe bananas is to pop them in the oven (unpeeled) at 300 degrees for about 40 minutes. You may want to line your pan with foil bc they will release some juices. Let them cool then unpeel to find mushy sweet bananas - perfect for this recipe! I used 5 bananas and added 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2015
I have been using this recipe for 3 years for MUFFINS and they ALWAYS come out super moist and yummy. My bananas are never super ripe so I just microwave them until they get kind of soft. I bake for 20 mins and test with a toothpick. My boyfriend loves these in his lunch. Read More
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