Nutritious Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins ~ Recipe

Like many families, our mornings are busy! No matter what time we get up or how much we prepare the night before, we always seem to be running late. With no time for a sit-down breakfast, I try to have nutritious breakfast my daughters can grab as we fly out the door to catch the bus. One of my new go-to breakfasts is chocolate chip banana muffins made with oatmeal and toasted quinoa.

Ingredients needed:
2 cups of uncooked oats
1 cup of cooked toasted quinoa (follow cooking instructions on your quinoa)
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips
1 cup of milk, it can be regular, soy, almond, coconut, or any other milk you enjoy
1 large egg
1 ripe banana
2 tsp Vanilla extract

Mix all of your dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl combine your wet ingredients. Once that is done, blend your wet and dry ingredients together. Scoop batter into a greased muffin tin.* This will make 12 full muffins. Bake muffins on 350° for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

*I do not recommend using muffin liners for this recipe. This batter is too wet. My liners stuck to the muffins.

This recipe is easy to change to fit your tastes. Swap the chocolate chips for carob chips, dried fruit, toasted coconut and/or nuts. While I haven’t tried it yet, I can imagine you could also make these savory with a little shredded cheese, chopped bell pepper, and diced meat.

Have a good day!


Hello, my name is Laurie. I have been married to my husband for 12 years. We have two young daughters, ages 9 and 11 years old. My family and I live in Oregon so that means we are just minutes from the beach, mountains, and desert.  We love it here and try to spend as much time outdoors playing as we can.
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  • Peggy Nunn

    This sounds so good. I bet the girls would love to make these. I like the meat and cheese version too.

  • Julie Hansen

    I love muffins! They are so easy to make and are perfect size to grab for a snack! My favorite is lemon poppy seed! This recipe sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lauryn R

    These muffins sound delicious! I love healthy muffins because my kids love them no matter what they have in them. 🙂 They just call them cupcakes without frosting lol. I can’t wait to try your recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • hannah

    One of the things I most miss as snack food, is muffins. These look so good! I used to make ones made with apple chunks and cinnamon – like apple pie in a muffin. Unfortunately they are to omany carbs for me to eat these days

  • wen budro

    Those muffins look super healthy and delicious.

  • Jeanine Carlson

    This does look healthy but I notice it doesn’t have any oil or fat in it. Do they come out dry?

  • ellen beck

    These look quite good. Myself I would half the batch and make some with chips some without. I bet your kitchen smelled amazing while they were baking.

  • Susan Hartman

    They look so good. My grandson is so bad when it comes to eating. I bet he would like these and they are healthy.

  • shannon fowler

    I love breakfast foods! I can’t wait to try these. They’ll fit nicely with my macro plan I follow.

  • Jay Jackson

    The looks delicious, thanks for the recipe.

  • Shea Lawhorn

    These look so great! I would like to make these chocolate chip banana muffins because it looks easy and the ingredients are simple and probably already in my kitchen.

  • Deborah D

    I have to see if my store has quinoa because I have not seen it in my store before. I will make this if I can find all the ingredients.

  • rochelle Haynes

    I love this recipe looking good i like banana and chocolate chips


    These look really good and very healthy I havent added toasted quinoa to any muffins yet a great idea

  • Rosie

    I’d love to try using toasted quinoa this way. Thanks for the tip about the liners, too. And I want to get a scoop like yours, it is a good way to keep the batter from going where it shouldn’t!!!

  • gloria patterson

    Evan if they stuck to the liners they look really good. Two of my favorites oatmeal and toasted quinoa will make any muffins richer

  • Jeffrey

    These look delicious. I have oatmeal for breakfast every morning, usually with bananas and dried cranberries but am going to try it with chocolate chips tomorrow! I will definitely be making this recipe for when I’m on the road, a nice healthy snack.

  • Kimberly Flickinger

    These muffins look and sound delicious, not to mention healthy for you. I will definitely try this recipe.

  • Becky Kinard

    The muffins look absolutely wonderful! You can’t go wrong with chocolate chips! But best of all I like that they are healthy with oats and bananas!

  • Margaret S Porter

    These look so good! Im trying to make healthier things for our family to snack on. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Susan Hartman

    These are the best breakfst muffins. I have made them several times. I always seem to have that ripe banana!

  • Kelly m

    I have ever thought of putting quinoa in muffins! What a great idea!

  • Esperanza Gailliard

    Banana anything sounds good to me but with chocolate sounds super awesome! I will share this one.

  • Mary Gardner

    I love the combination of bananas and chocolate and I think the kids would even go for these!

  • Dorothy Boucher

    These look absolutely delicious!! I love that this recipe is so easy and doesn’t take to much time . Definitely will have to try these out.

  • Dorothy Boucher

    These look absolutely delicious!! I love that this recipe is so easy and doesn’t take to much time . Definitely will have to try these out.

  • These muffins will be my husband’s favorite and probably mine too.He loves banana anything and these look delicious.I will be trying this awesome recipe soon.

  • Barrie

    I like the addition of Quiona for extra protein. These look like a tasty and filling breakfast. Hubby and I would devour these for breakfast each morning with a good cup of coffee!

  • Barrie

    I like the addition of Quiona for extra protein. These look like a tasty and filling breakfast. Hubby and I would devour these for breakfast each morning with a good cup of coffee!

  • rhonda miotke

    These look so yummy and making baked goods at home tastes so much better than store-bought. I will be giving these a try very soon.

  • Samantha

    Chocolate chip banana muffins are one of my weaknesses. This is genius to make them healthy! I can eat two in a sitting without feeling guilty!

  • vickie

    We have never had these. They sound really good and easy enough to make with kids. A bit healthier and a nice
    after school snack.

  • DJ

    These look so good! I really like that these have quinoa in them. I have never made muffins with quinoa added; interesting addition.

  • Amber B

    These look so good! I’m always on the lookout for ways to get healthier foods into my kids bodies, so these would be perfect!

  • Heather

    I love the nutritious turn on banana muffins. I have never used toasted quinoa before. That would be an interesting addition!

  • Jennifer Boehme

    This looks like a good recipe! I like making muffins or a casserole for breakfasts. It helps on the busy mornings.

  • Amy D

    My kids love muffins and I am always looking to make them a healthier recipe. This looks awesome! I love using oats instead of flour for baking. I also love that this recipe has quinoa! I will certainly need to try it! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • rich morris

    Wow, these look so yummy! I’m smelling Christmas day baking time with my daughter 🙂

  • John Smith

    The wholesome goodness of the ingredients tells me this is something I should eat a lot of!

  • katie

    I love recipes that have everything I already have in the house. I’m always trying to get more ways to get fruits or vegetables in my daughter’s food.

  • MeMe R

    Maybe I can use all the quinoa I have on hand for this recipe. I have tried quinoa and we just don’t like it, so I am looking for recipes to use it up and make it in a way that is appetizing and good for us to eat. I will have to substitute the oats as well, since that causes my IBS to flare. Overall I love the recipe though and it looks really healthy and low in fat. I will also leave the chocolate chips out and put walnuts in place of them, as bananas and walnuts together are my favorite.

  • MeMe R

    I like this recipe but for the life of me I just cannot cook quinoa. I am a really good cook too lol. Maybe I am cooking it right and we just don’t like it or something. I may try this recipe with couscous or another grain. I have a whole lot of bananas on hand right now and need something to do with them.

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