Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (Muffins)

These fluffy dreamy cupcakes are a piece of cake to put together.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

cupcake top with cream in yellow cupcake holder
cupcake top with cream in yellow cupcake holder


  • 1 box yellow cake mix

  • 3 very ripe bananas (abt. 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup oil (or applesauce)

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (mini or regular)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Mix everything together till only small lumps remain.

  2. Put 18 cupcake papers into 2 cupcake pans. Fill them 3/4ths full of batter. Fill the empty wells 1/2 full with water.

  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

  • Notes: Change up the recipe with a different cake mix such as strawberry or chocolate. Both are winners. Let me know what you try and how it turns out.

  • Other variations Carrot cake cupcakes: Change the bananas to grated carrots; either use a spice cake mix or add 2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the yellow cake mix. You can also use a 15 oz can of pumpkin with a yellow or spice cake mix. The chocolate chips are optional in all three recipes.

  • These are great with or without cream cheese frosting.

|| Total Time 30 min.||

||Servings 24 || Cost $0.28 per serving ||

Bump up the flavor on a boxed cake mix. This is a great easy way to make muffins or cupcakes. We used it both ways and have never had anyone complain.