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 10 years. We have two young daughters, ages 7 and 9 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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This post currently has 25 responses.

  • 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!

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