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These are the most delicious and moist chocolate chip banana cupcakes you could ever try. They are so easy to make but deliver a full variety of flavours. The perfect way to use those lovely ripe bananas.

Last week I saw a drawing on the internet with two standing bananas and one laying down. One banana said: ‘Help this guy!’ and the second banana answered: ‘I heard people saying they’re saving him for some kind of banana bread’.

This picture made me laugh, because at that time I was saving my bananas for these delicious banana cupcakes with chocolate chips. Well, you know, some things need to be done and they need some time. So, if you’re in the same position, with some ripened bananas in your kitchen, this is the recipe for you!

The recipe really is crazy easy. Basically, you put all the ingredients in one bowl, mix the batter and bake. That’s it. All the magic is done by the oven and those sweet bananas.

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Chips

Banana Cupcakes Ingredients

This easy chocolate chip and banana cupcakes recipe uses basic ingredients such as butter, eggs, flour and bananas. However, to give a nice spin to the recipe, I added some extra products.

  • Melted butter – for simplicity, I used melted butter. You can also use room temperature butter and beat it with the sugar until it gets fluffy.
  • Brown sugar – this gives deep caramel notes to your muffins, that goes exceptionally well with bananas.
  • Vanilla sugar – this is my magic ingredient: sugar and vanilla in one. If you can’t find this ingredient, you can add vanilla extract.
  • Plain flour – you can swap this for self-raising flour or gluten free options.
  • Ground hazelnuts and milk – these ingredients give extra moisture to your muffins. There’s nothing worse than dry cupcakes.
  • Egg – to give needed structure.
  • Bananas – you’ll want really ripe and sweet bananas.
  • Chocolate chips – there’s no need to explain this ingredient. Bakes with chocolate are simply the best.
  • Coconut chips – giving some extra texture to these soft muffins.
Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Chips

How to Make Delicious Banana Cupcakes

This recipe is really easy, even with zero baking experience. I promise, you’ll nail it on your first attempt!

  • These muffins are delicious when they’re moist and soft, so don’t forget to add a couple of tablespoons of milk. It might look like a small amount but it works magic in this recipe.
  • Mix all the ingredients very well. This recipe has quite a lot of different ingredients, so make sure all of them are mixed and combined properly.
  • Mash the bananas. You can use a mixer, but to be honest, I always mash them with a fork. It works well and leaves some chunks for a burst of flavour when you bite into a cupcake.
  • If you have bananas in your freezer, don’t be afraid to use them. You can make this recipe with frozen bananas as well.

If you love bananas as much as I do, try these recipes:

Banoffee Pie with Homemade Toffee
Gluten-Free Banana Bread Fluffy Cookies with Nuts

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Chips



160g melted butter
50g brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
2 eggs
170g plain flour
30g ground hazelnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon milk
4 ripe bananas
100g chocolate chips
20g coconut chips


Make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line the 12-hole cupcake baking tray.
  2. Whisk the melted butter together with the brown and vanilla sugars.
  3. Add the eggs to the batter and mix everything together.
  4. Mash 3 bananas and cut 1 banana into 12 same size pieces.
  5. Add the dry ingredients (flour, ground hazelnuts, baking powder) together with milk, mashed bananas and chocolate chips into the batter. Mix everything together.

Arrange the cupcakes:

  1. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners (one tablespoon per cupcake).
  2. Add a slice of banana in the middle of the cupcake.
  3. Add the remaining batter on top (one tablespoon per cupcake).
  4. Finish the cupcakes by sprinkling some coconut chips on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.