September 19, 2018

Chocolate chip banana pumpkin muffins

Muffin tin of baked chocolate chip banana pumpkin muffins.

Banana bread and pumpkin bread are combined into one in these delicious spiced muffins loaded with chocolate chips. 

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With the back to school season in full swing, muffins are always something I like to have on hand. They are easy for a quick breakfast, lunchbox items, or an after school snack. Plus there are so many different ways to flavor muffins.

These muffins combine two of my favorites - banana bread and pumpkin bread flavors. They are a great choice for when you have some brown bananas to use up or a partial can of pumpkin puree that needs to be used. 

Always ensure that when you are baking with bananas you use ones that are very ripe and soft for the best banana flavor. Choose bananas that have a lot of brown spots on their peels and that you can mash easily with a fork.

These muffins are flavored with some warm fall spices - cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. You can substitute pumpkin pie spice if you have that on hand. Once September rolls around, I am ready for all those warm spices and aromas.

These muffins contain chocolate chips; however, you can leave them out if you prefer. Or, use half to amount and use chopped pecans or chopped walnuts for the other half. I really enjoy chocolate chips in both banana bread and pumpkin bread, but sometimes I want them to be less sweet.

Muffins and quick breads are pretty forgiving and are really adaptable to your preferences. Give these chocolate chip banana pumpkin muffins a try this fall or winter.

Serving plate with chocolate chip banana pumpkin muffins with one split open.

Yield: 12 muffins
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Chocolate Chip Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Banana bread and pumpkin bread are combined into one in these delicious spiced muffins loaded with chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or more all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or place liners in the tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour through nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, mash together the bananas and olive oil. Whisk in the egg through brown sugar until well-combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the batter evenly in each of the 12 muffins cups. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until springy and golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving.
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a couple of days.

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Close up of some chocolate chip banana pumpkin muffins in a tin.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with a recipe card, updated text, and more to improve reader experience. 

Check out these other muffin and quick bread recipes: 

Yellow Squash Banana Bread

Sourdough Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pumpkin Bread 

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins


  1. These are some perfect Fall muffins! Love the fact that you baked these with wholewheat, olive oil and less sugar. A good one, Amy.

  2. Who doesn't like a muffin? And gosh, you've doubled -- tripled! -- the flavor in these. Can't resist -- full of all my favorite flavors. Thanks!

  3. Chocolate chips make everything more awesome! What a great lunch box treat these will make for my guys :)

  4. Perfect muffin to hand to the family as they are running out the door in the morning.

  5. These sound delicious, and the combo of banana and pumpkin is perfect for fall.

    1. Back again to say these still sound awesome!

  6. your muffins turned out beautifully, amy!! i bet they taste even better. :)

  7. I love the chips in there! So good!

  8. Well, you don't have to twist my arm to make these! Chocolate and bananas, uh...yes!

  9. Can I just have you come over and make me some muffins. I've never been very successful with then yours are always so beautiful and the flavors you put together are fabulous!

  10. I love this recipe! It was so soft and tender and absolutely delicious, especially with the addition of chocolate!

  11. I just made apple banana bread now I'm loving the sound of this pumpkin banana bread!

  12. The addition of chocolate chip is just the perfect thing. So moist and gooey.


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