Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins – what could be better than starting your morning with a warm, fluffy chocolate chip muffin? How about knowing that they are under 200 calories each?? These Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins are moist and soft and have the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy your cravings – and without the guilt. Ultimate perfection there if you ask me!

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins |

I mean, look at that fluffy center! And, of course, I drizzled some melted peanut butter over the top. Because everything in life is better when peanut butter meets chocolate. My husband and I have both enjoyed waking up this weekend, warming one of these muffins in the microwave (approx. 10-15 sec FYI! 😉 with a nice, warm cup of hazelnut coffee. And I know they will be even better once the fall season starts.

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins |

I’ve learned through trial and error with baking, that the key to a perfect muffin begins with two things:
1. Don’t be overly vigorous when you combine your wet ingredients with the dry ingredients mixtures. Once they have thoroughly combined – stop!

2. Have the right amount of leavening agents – baking soda + baking powder. Finding a proper balance helps to create the puffy peak when baking.

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins |

I generally prefer to use mini chocolate chips when it comes to smaller baked goods, as they disperse more readily when baking, but feel free to use regular chocolate chips or any chips or your choosing. Perhaps even chocolate chunks or white chocolate chips? Mmmm! Ideas are brewing already for a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Yogurt Muffin edition (that’s a mouthful…literally!) What do you think??

I currently have these on day 4 in my freezer, in separate sandwich baggies (for portion control!) and they are still great warmed in the microwave for 10-15 seconds max – depending on your microwave. You do not have to freeze these or even keep them in the fridge. I just prefer to keep sweet, fluffy and delicious things like this off my counter. I find that separating them into their own bags and putting them into the freezer keep me from eating 2-3,…. maybe even 4, in one day!

Maybe you won’t need to.

Maybe you have better self-control than I do. ha!

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins |

Now, go and make these muffins. Whether its for you, a gathering, a friend or co-worker, they will love you for it! I hope you enjoy these muffins just as I do with your morning java/tea! They are perfect even as an afternoon snack. I just watched my husband devour one as I typed up this post! Haha.




Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins
4.5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins - what could be better than starting your morning with a warm, fluffy chocolate chip muffin? How about knowing that they are under 200 calories each?? These Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins are moist and soft and have the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy your cravings - and without the guilt.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 muffins
Calories 198 kcal


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar or sub brown sugar
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with liners. If you're using regular liners, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Otherwise they will stick to the liners due to the lack of oil in the batter. I use parchment baking cups and they work perfectly!
  2. In a large bowl, combine banana, sugar, yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until bananas have been fully mashed.
  3. In a separate bowl, combing remaining dry ingredients - oat flour, ww pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, adding 1/2 cup at a time.
  5. Once fully mixed, fold in 1/4 cup crushed walnuts and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
  6. Using the same measuring cup, add 1/4 cup batter to each muffin cup. Top each muffin with remaining chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick removes clean from center.

Recipe Notes

Can be frozen and warmed in the microwave next day for 10-15 seconds max.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Banana Yogurt Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Cholesterol 24.3mg 8%
Sodium 137.3mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 14.7g
Protein 5.7g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    Is there any substitute for whole wheat pastry flour? Almond meal or quinoa flour?

      Samantha Buckner

      Hi Krysta!

      You can substitute it for more oat flour, regular flour, whole wheat flour and possibly the almond meal. I’m not as familiar with quinoa flour in baked goods, so I cannot attest to that. Hope this helps!


    a can I use Stevia instead of coconut or brown sugar? How much would I use for Stevia? P.S. I love your recipies- I make at least two a week!

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Ava!
      You definitely can substitute with Stevia, but I would advise you to sweeten to your taste preference, not just because of your own preference, but because each Stevia brand (as I have noticed trying various ones) have a different level of sweetness. I’m most familiar with Stevia In The Raw (Bakers bag) and they conversion chart states that you can swap equal amounts of regular sugar for stevia, but I find that varies per recipe. If your banana’s are pretty ripe – you may not need to add additional sweetness to it past what the company suggests. But I would taste test (prior to egg addition) as you’re blending! Sorry that I cannot give you an exact answer, though I do hope this helps! 🙂


    Made them last night and they made a perfect breakfast with coffee this morning. Followed the instructions exactly as posted and noticed the last minute that the vanilla extract was missing. Just wanted to let you know. Anyways love your recipes 🙂

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Navie!

      Thank you so much for pointing that out! As much as I proofread, I know I am always going to miss something. AHA! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed them so much!!! 🙂 Thank you!

    Bria Purdiman

    Hi, there! These look AMAZING! I am making them for my co-workers this week. 2 quick questions. Can I use regular flour instead of oat flour and whole wheat pasty flour? I’m not familiar with those ingredients, so I don’t want to poorly affect the taste with that substitute. Also, can I use plain regular yogurt instead of plain greek yogurt? I’m personally not a fan of greek yogurt, though I know it’s healthier! I appreciate your feedback!! 🙂

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Bria! Yes, regular flour should works just as well! I would look into using whole wheat pastry flour in your baked goods sometime. It helps to make them a bit more on the softer side, as it’s a softer wheat. I started using it a few years ago and have been using it ever since! As far as the greek yogurt, hmm..I would say that if the batter appears too thin/runny, then to add a touch of flour to thicken it a little. You want batter that will scoop, not run or stick to the mixing bowl. Does that make sense? There is a slight difference liquid wise between greek yogurt and plain yogurt. Greek is on the thicker side. I want to say you should be able to easily swap them without any issue.


    Do I have to use the bananas


    I’m alergic to walnuts, what can I have instead?

      Samantha Buckner

      Hi Ida!
      The walnuts are not needed in the recipe for anything other than additional flavor & crunch, so feel free to either omit the walnuts or swap them with another nut if you prefer! 🙂



    Can I put regular yogurt (such as Activia yogurt) in the recipe? I don’t have greek yogurt at home!


    Look forware to taste it !

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Audrey,
      Sorry for the late reply as I have been on vacation. Yes, you can definitely substitute with regular yogurt if you’d like. You may need to leave them in the oven a moment or two longer as there is a bit more liquid in regular yogurt than greek yogurt. I would check with a toothpick, baking until it removes cleanly. 🙂 Hope you like them!


    Can I substitute banana cream Greek yogurt ? I personally do not care for the plain.

      Samantha Buckner

      Hi Brandi! Yes, you can definitely substitute the regular greek yogurt for the flavored greek yogurt. It will just alter the nutrition a bit, especially the grams of sugar. Hope you like it!


        Have you ever added protein to these?

          Samantha Buckner

          Hey Brandi, I don’t work with or use protein powders or supplements of any kind, so no, I’m sorry I have not.

          Lisa C.

          I made them with vegan vanilla protein powder and they were great. I just added vanilla almond milk to the batter to give It somemore moister. And, I made it a loaf instead of muffins.

    anahi rangel


    Can I substitute the Greek yogurt with applesauce?

      Samantha Buckner

      Hello! I have never made them with applesauce, rather than the Greek yogurt, so I’m not 100% sure. I don’t see why not, though!


    I love these muffins! My kids love them too. Can you clarify the serving size in your nutrition facts? I’m confused by using a 12 cup muffin pan,but the serving size is 14? I follow WW Smart points so I like to be as accurate as possible. Thanks and these are our go to for quick and yummy breakfast or snacks!

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Megan! No worries, I understand completely. So happy to hear that you and the kiddos like them so much!! 🙂 It makes approximately 14 muffins, so you’ll either need to pour the remaining batter into the same 12-cup muffin pan once the first batch is done or into a second one. Hope this helps!


        Hi Samantha, these look amazing is there any chance you can substitute the whole wheat pastry flour for protein powder or maybe some protein powder?

          Samantha Buckner

          Hi Lisa! I’ve never used protein powder of any kind in any recipe, so I honestly cannot say yes or no. I’m sorry!


    Ok thankyou for your reply, I may have a little play around with the recipe and see if it works or not x


    Hi there. I made these muffins and they were soooo yummy and moist. Thanks for the recipe. One question: why do you think their surface do not raise evenly? What can I do?

      Samantha Buckner

      Hello! Being that I wasn’t there when you made them to see how you did them, I’m not quite sure! You’ll have to let me know if you changed anything in the ingredients; such as swapped anything or omitted anything?? 🙂 Please let me know so that I can help in any way that I can.

    Zoe Mason

    Hi there!! In the process of making these at the moment and am very excited!! Question, I wasn’t able to find oat flour at the grocery store, could I just substitute it with all ww flour?? Thanks!! 🙂


      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Zoe! So sorry, but your comment seemed to get sent to and overlooked in the spam comments. I’m not quite sure why! So I’m sorry for my late response.If you ever make these again… yes, you can substitute ww flour for oat flour. OR you can toss some oats into a food processor to make your own oat flour! 🙂


    Hi, I’m from Germany and just baked your muffins. – And OMG, they’re so delicious.
    And btw. I love your blog and all your recipes 🙂 <3

      Samantha Buckner

      Aww. Thank you! Sorry I am just now seeing this. I took a bit of a break from the blogging world. But I’m so glad you liked my recipe! 🙂

    margaret woodford

    omggg…this will be made this week!…thank you for sharing…..

    Megan Rios

    I was just wondering what the nutrituom facts are? I sEe thay they are under 200 calories but i dont see any orher nutriton. Thanks!

      Samantha Buckner

      Hey Megan! Yes, they are under 200 calories. Sorry for the inconvenience. I switched plugins for my recipes and the nutrition did not transfer over as the ingredients/directions did. So I need to either manually do every single recipe one by one or find a way around it. Either way, they will be making their way back onto each recipe!