Zucchini Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips is an easy recipe you make in just one bowl and a delicious way to use up zucchini.
If you're looking for an easy and delicious zucchini recipe, these banana zucchini muffins are for you. They're loaded with chocolate chips and made in just one bowl for easy clean-up! Perfect for a quick breakfast!
It's zucchini season, and although we don't have a garden, the Hubs stopped at the store the other day and brought an entire bag of the little green guys home. And yes, they were on sale!
Now, I really love grilled zucchini, but since we had so much to work with, I thought I would make something a little different. So, I baked up a batch of Zucchini Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips, and let me tell you, they are some of the best muffins I've ever made!
How to Make Zucchini Muffins in One Bowl
So basically, I added some shredded zucchini to my go-to banana muffin recipe. And chocolate -- lots of it. And extra cinnamon too.
First, you grate the zucchini and squeeze out extra liquid. You should have 1 ½ to 2 cups of grated zucchini. Next, mash the banana, and set aside.
Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together.
Then, add the zucchini, mashed banana and the other ingredients. You can beat the eggs in the same bowl and mix everything together.
Stir in the chocolate morsels last. I use about 1 ½ cups, but you can use a little less or a little more if you want.
Then, lightly grease your muffin tin, and scoop the muffin batter into the muffin tin. Fill them almost to the top for nice, large muffins!
When the zucchini muffins were baking, the entire house was filled with the wonderful aroma of chocolate and cinnamon.
My teen Sleeping Beauty even came down for breakfast, which is something she normally avoids. I should also mention that she absolutely despises summer squash.
I even caught her trying to hide some grilled zucchini under her plate the other day when she thought I wasn't looking.
But our resident zucchini hater gave these muffins her stamp of approval. And so did the rest of the gang!
Zucchini Banana Muffins Recipe
Zucchini Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 2 small zucchini grated, about 2 cups
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash the bananas and grate the zucchini, squeezing out extra liquid, and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, and stir.
- Add the butter, milk, eggs, extract, bananas and zucchini, and mix well.
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Spoon batter into a lightly greased muffin pan. I filled all 12 cups to the brim, and this produced some nice monster muffins.
- Add extra chips to the tops of the muffins, if you like, and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are firm and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins.
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Recipe was first published in 2015 and updated in 2020
I made these with Gluten Free flour and they turned out great! I would only us 1 cup of chocolate chips next time as my muffin tins are a bit smaller so made 17 muffins but were a bit too goey with all the chocolate. But delicious!
These turned out great. I even reduced the sugar to 1/4 c maple syrup and 1/4 c brown sugar. They had a fabulous spongey, muffin-y texture!
These are absolutely marvelous. The combination of ingredients is so yummy, mixing in one bowl is convenient and the muffins are moist with a firm top. I topped with walnuts and turbinado sugar. Def make again.
The best recipe for using up bananas, zucchini and of course chocolate chips. I have chocolate chips and used those instead and put 3 on each muffin before baking!
Angie O. says
these muffins have the perfect texture, moisture, and crumb. my only issues were really more about my preferences. i thought the cinnamon was overpowering and there was too much chocolate for me. i will definitely reference this recipe again, but probably tweak to my tastes.
Love these muffins, super Yummy!
What would you say is the calorie count per muffin? 🙂
The nutrition app I use says 322.
Melissa Greenway says
I had two SUPER brown bananas and 2 zucchini to use up. This recipe fit the bill and they are AMAZING!!!
This will be the only recipe I use from now on.
Would the cook time be the same if I made it in a loaf pan?
Can't wait to try other recipes on your page =)
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I haven't used this recipe in a loaf pan, but when I bake zucchini bread, I bake at 325 for slightly over an hour.
Saving this recipe and planning on making many more times!! Amazing!!!
I'm so glad to hear this, Carmen. Thank you!
The kids love this site and all it's recipes. My sixteen year old got up early to make them this morning. Awesome!
That's so sweet! Thanks for letting me know!
This is the perfect combo and the muffins turned out moist and delicious!
I would like to wake up with these muffins! Sounds the perfect day starter!
I love everything about these! I cannot wait to try them!
Sara Welch says
Made these for breakfast this morning and they did not disappoint! A great way to start my day, indeed! They were delicious!
I'm so glad to hear that, Sara. Thanks!
These muffins are SO yummy! They disappeared in seconds! I will definitely be making these again!
Thank you so much, Beti! So happy you liked them!
WOW! These muffins are amazing! I can't wait to make some for my kids!
Yum! These muffins are our favorite! It's so delicious and easy! We love them here at the house! Can't wait to make these again!
Thank you so much, Beth! Super glad to hear this!
What an amazing zucchini muffins recipe. It's truly delicious.
Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!
Hello! Do You fine-grate or regular grate the zucchini? I fine-grated it and it was sitting in its water by the time I went to mix it in, so I put it in a colander. Hopefully that doesn’t mess them up! Wasn’t sure how you did it.
I usually use the regular size for grating. If there is too much liquid, I just squeeze it out. 🙂