Best Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Flax

This Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe with flax are lightly sweetened and packed with fiber. They make a great addition to breakfast, lunch or snack time for kids and adults!

Hi friends!

These are the BEST Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Flax. They are my latest muffin creation and they’ve been a big hit around here. You guys know that my Lentil Banana Muffins are my go-to, but I wanted to create an alternative for those times when you don’t have any lentils on hand or just don’t feel like getting out the food processor. In some banana chocolate chip muffins coconut oil adds a nice flavor. I have this Coconut Oil Banana Muffins recipe that made for years but I just rarely have coconut oil on hand anymore.

So here is my latest and greatest version, made with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand:

  • Bananas – I usually use 2 medium-large ones, the riper the better to help sweeten the muffins.
  • Milk – Dairy or plant-based milk will work.
  • Oil – I use avocado oil because of its mild flavor.
  • Sugar – The recipe calls for only 1/4 cup. If your bananas are super ripe, you can easily leave it out.
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla and cinnamon – For flavor.
  • White whole wheat flour – In these banana chocolate chip muffins whole wheat flour (white whole wheat is preferable to regular whole wheat) adds fiber.
  • Ground flaxseed – Adds a dose of heart-healthy omegas 3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Baking soda
  • Chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

Let’s talk about some possible varieties:

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Vegan (Substitutes for eggs in muffins)

We don’t have any egg allergies but if you need to replace the eggs, flax eggs work well. Just combine 1 Tbsp ground flax with 3 Tbsp water, mix well and let sit a few minutes to thicken. You could easily use these in this recipe in addition to the ground flax you mix in. 

Banana Bread Nut Muffins

If you prefer nuts over chocolate, you could easily swap chopped pecans or walnuts for the chocolate chips in these muffins! Added bonus is that they will pair well with the ground flaxseed to add even more heart-healthy omega 3’s!

Recipe for healthy banana muffins

This recipe is great if you’re looking for a recipe for healthy banana muffins. It’s low in added sugar already but if you have bananas that are nice and ripe you could leave the sugar out. You could also swap chocolate chips for dried fruit like raisins to lessen the added sugar, or nuts to less the sugar overall. 

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Gluten-free

Want to make these gluten-free? Use a 1:1 swap like King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free baking mix for the flour and make sure to get ground flaxseed that’s designated as gluten-free.

Here’s how you make them:

How To Make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Flax

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This Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe with flax are lightly sweetened and packed with fiber. They make a great addition to breakfast, lunch or snack time for kids and adults!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Yield: 12 large muffins 1x



  • 1 cup mashed bananas (approx 2 medium large bananas)
  • 2/3 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1/3 cup oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar (can omit if bananas are extra ripe to reduce sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl combine mashed bananas, milk, oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and mix well.
  2. Add flour, flax, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  3. Spoon into greased or lined muffin tins. Recipe makes 12 large muffins (or 14-16 smaller muffins)
  4. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.

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Easy right?! Let me know if you try them!

And if you need more banana baking recipes try these:

  • Sweet Potato Banana Bites
  • Easy Banana Oat Bars
  • Banana Carrot Muffins
  • Healthy Brownie Bites

Want more variations?

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Applesauce

You can swap applesauce for the oil in this recipe.

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I haven’t tried it myself, but you should be able to bake this recipe in a regular loaf pan! It will probably take about 40 minutes to bake but I would start checking on it around 30.



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