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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins Tops Vegan

Does anybody else remember the muffin top episode of Seinfeld? The one where Elaine tries to open her own Muffin Top Shop and somebody steals her idea?! Well these Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops are inspired by that episode. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to make a muffin with JUST the abundantly fluffy, perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside AND filllllllled with melty chocolate chips TOP!

And guys, these Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops are just that, YUM!

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And if you are like, “CEARA this is like the millionth banana bread recipe you’ve shared recently”. Well, I’ve got a good excuse. J and I are moving out of our student apartment and I have had the habit since we’ve moved in of freezing every single super ripe banana in the house. This has resulted in a freezer FULL of ripe bananas. More ripe bananas than I know what do to with. Enough ripe bananas that I should set up some sort of temporary banana bread, shop lol! I’m still baking through all of them before we move out. Yay for Banana Bread!

But seriously, guys these Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops are delish and make the perfect snack. I feel like they’d be aaamazzing as a dessert too, slightly warmed up and with a dollop of coconut milk ice cream as well! #EatHappyLiveHappy #PassTheBananaBreadPLEASE

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 11 large muffin tops 1x


These healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops are the best of the muffin – THE TOP! They are made in one bowl and with healthy baking ingredients. Crispy on the outside, fluffy and soft on the inside. The perfect snack or dessert.



Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients


  1. Pre-heat oven to 355F/180C. Line a baking sheet with a slipmat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mix, whisk together mashed banana, softened coconut butter (warm it up in the microwave for 30 seconds if it is hard), coconut sugar, vanilla extract and unsulfured molasses. Whisk together until creamy. Stir in sea salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Fold half the light spelt flour into the wet ingredients. Fold the rest of the light spelt flour into the wet ingredients until fully combined. Fold in 1/3 cup of the mini chocolate chips and the slivered almonds into the banana bread batter.
  4. Scoop the banana bread batter with an ice cream scoop onto the baking sheet. Press the dough lightly down with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on each muffin top.
  5. Bake for 13 – 16 minutes until the center of each muffin top is almost fully cooked. Leave to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before devouring! Enjoy!


1) Leave out slivered almonds for a nut-free option.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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And y’all, it seriously makes my week hearing your feedback and seeing your delicious #CearasKitchen creations πŸ™‚ If you do make these Healthy Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin Tops at home, leave a comment below and share your photos with me on Instagram @CearasKitchen (and remember to tag #CearasKitchen so I don’t miss it!) or share it on my Ceara’s Kitchen Facebook page. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!

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  1. Ceara….you’re the best! These are Fan-FREAKIN-tastic!!!! I didn’t have almonds though so I did a nut free version but they’re seriously amaze β™‘ can’t wait to make them WITH almond slivers 😍 #passthebananabreadPLEASE plus I wondered whether you could use overripe frozen bananas and never actually Google ‘d it so at least now I know you can 😁 I love anything banana bread and this is my new favourite. Will definitely need to treat my art class with these 😁

    1. So happy to hear you enjoyed the muffin tops!! <3 Thank you for you lovely feedback and sharing your gorgeous picture on instagram!! πŸ™‚

  2. Ceara, what would you suggest for a cocoa butter sbstitute? It’s too high in fat/sat fat to use for us, would gr flax and water work ok?

    1. I am not sure. I have only made these with cocoa butter – you could experiment with coconut oil but can’t guarantee the results! πŸ™‚ Let me know how they turn out!

    2. I just made them with applesauce instead of coconut butter (we don’t cook with oil) and they turned out well!

  3. These are just beautiful Ceara! I love the crispy tops! You are just baking up banana bread and chocolate chip recipes like crazy!! These are just pretty much gorgeous and perfect. I really, really wish I liked bananas because these look just amazing. You are posting some amazing recipes lately!

  4. Nope still not tired of your banana bread streak, but the freezer full of bananas situation is kinda funny πŸ˜€ You are so creative with all the banana bread flavors and this time with the shape! I’ve never made muffin tops, but there’s something about them that is just adorable!

    1. OMG I forgot about the “muffin stumps”!!! LOL! Seinfeld is the best!!! Thank you so much, Denise!!

  5. OMG, these looks amazing!!!! You can never have too many banana recipes of any kind. LOVE them! We always have a freezer full of bananas too. I purposely buy more bananas than I know we can eat, so I have some to freeze when they get brown! Yum! Delicious looking recipe, Ceara!

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