Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

There is no question that writing a “sweet” blog plays havoc with the waistline so, in an attempt to be more virtuous, this week I decided to make low fat muffins.

I have some good news and some bad news in the muffin making escapade. The good news is that I started off with good intentions, the bad news is I finished with a flurry of golden syrup, brown sugar and chocolate… but wait there’s more good news: these muffins are seriously good! I did make one concession to health and added rolled oats, that makes them healthy right?

Although these muffins are tasty I did find them very hearty and a little goes a long way, you may even want to share them with a loved one…..or not :).
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin


Makes 10 large muffins.


  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 100gm dark chocolate chips
  • 540gm self raising flour
  • 115gm rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Brown sugar , ground cinnamon and additional chocolate chips.


Preheat oven to 200°C. Spray small loaf tins or large muffin tins then line with baking paper.

Place eggs and golden syrup in a large bowl and whisk together.

Add milk, bananas, chocolate chips.

Fold in flour, rolled oats and baking soda.

Sprinkle the top of each muffin with brown sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon and chocolate chips

Bake @ 200°C for 20-25 minutes.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

9 thoughts on “Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. Lucy

    I always have bananas that need using up and this makes a nice change from the normal banana bread – an addition of chocolate helps every bake!

  2. Tiffany

    Homemade is always good for you 🙂 Looks and sounds delicious, and I like that they’re little loafs instead of the round muffins I usually see. What is golden syrup? Is that unique to Australia?

    1. lemongrovecakediaries Post author

      It is a sugar product similar in consistency to treacle or molasses but the taste is completely different – some people substitute honey or maple syrup but there is nothing that will replicate the taste. I think you can get it in specialty stores in the USA.

  3. saucygander

    Nah, looking at the ingredients, these are WAY healthier than my usual banana bread, which is only called bread because brioche has about the same amount of fat and still qualifies. 😀
    And, love the mini loaf pan! If it’s mini, it’s not that bad for you, right??

  4. David

    Oh, I hear you on the waistline front! Mine is getting bigger and bigger… Blogging may kill me! The muffins look good. Just don’t eat too many, right? (Yeah, right…)

    1. lemongrovecakediaries Post author

      I keep saying I will swap my blog to a healthier version but “the lemon grove not so much cake diaries” doesn’t have the same ring to it 🙂 Now if I could only learn a little more self control….

  5. bec {daisy and the fox}

    mm yum! i love the combo of banana and chocolate 🙂
    i also start my cooking with healthy intentions, but really, a dash of sugar is sometimes only tooo tempting 😛
    i’ve made banana and choc chip blondies, and i think this is next on the list! 😀
    thanks for the recipe!

    Daisy and the Fox


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