No Butter – Banana, Chocolate Chip Muffins {Recipe}

No butter, banana chocolate chip muffins recipe

The boys and I made some delicious muffins this weekend and I knew I had to share the recipe here. These muffins have NO butter and taste amazing! Full recipe below friends, enjoy!

Yield: 12 large muffins

No Butter Banana - Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

No Butter Banana - Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2-3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose-flour
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


* Pre-heat oven (375 degrees)

* Mash bananas in a bowl

* Add sugar and egg to banana bowl

* Add applesauce

* Add all the dry ingredients

* Mix in chocolate chips

* Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees

* Once 20 are over insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to test it. If it comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs attached to it, the muffins are done.



No butter, banana chocolate chip muffins recipe

No butter, banana chocolate chip muffins recipe


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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

61 responses to “No Butter – Banana, Chocolate Chip Muffins {Recipe}”

  1. These look delicious. I will have to try the recipe, tweak it a little for some ingredients. Thanks!

  2. My kids are going to love these muffins, my daughter loves baking with me, so now I know our next recipe Thank you!!

  3. These look delicious and healthy–I will have to try them!

  4. these are perfect! just the thing I should make for my daughter. she is a picky eater but loves anything bananas. I can definitely see her eating these but have never thought to try them with her before

  5. My son and I bake together so I let him dump applesauce and the chips and stir it a bit! So fun. Always good to replace any oil/butter with applesauce!!

  6. ok now I’m drooling and craving muffins

  7. Amazing muffins and no butter. I presume the banana and applesauce replace it do they?

    • The applesauce does!

  8. Thanks,made a batch this morning and they turned out great.

    • Can’t wait to make some!

    • Happy to hear 🙂

  9. My family love chocolate chip muffins and I love that your recipe has no butter. I have used applesauce before and it is really good. I know I will make lots and lots of these muffins.

  10. that looks yummy

  11. These sound so yummy! I love that they have applesauce.

  12. These sound soooooo delicious! Definitely need to try.

  13. I just made a double batch of these Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins and they are delicious. My husband says so and he knows what he likes! Thank you so much for this no=butter muffin recipe. I will be making many more batches.

  14. These are the tastiest muffins

  15. Definitely a recipe I need to try!

  16. these look and sound delish , thanks for sharing the recipe , a must try 🙂

  17. i loooove anything banana. except pancakes.

  18. Totally forgot about this beauty! Bookmarked now….

  19. They sound delicious !

  20. These look great and perfect for my daughters snack day. I will try them soon, thanks!

  21. My wife is off dairy so this is a great recipe for her.

  22. I love trying new recipes and this is perfect because I was planning on making banana muffins this afternoon!

  23. These look and sound so yummy , i will def be trying them out , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  24. These look delicious!! My daughter and I love trying out new recipes, it is our time together!

  25. These look really yummy, I will definitely try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  26. These sound really good.I bet they are moist with the applesauce in them.I love banana chocolate chip muffins.

  27. I had these babies hot from the oven for breakfast this morning…shameful i know but i love them.

  28. I love muffins but then to make them banana and chocolate chip. You’ve definitely sold me on these muffins.

  29. These sound great, I love that they have no butter and not a whole pile of sugar, I am going to have to give these a try!!

  30. This is a very interesting recipe. I must confess that I usually use butter in my recipes. But I am willing to try these.

  31. Just made them and they are great!

  32. these look so yummy, and i love the fact they are butter free..

  33. these look so yummy, and i love the fact they are butter free..


  34. Apple sauce makes such a great alternative in baking.

  35. AH Apple sauce is the secret ingredient………..

  36. these look great. my kids loves muffins

  37. Love the combination of chocolate and banana!

  38. These muffins are going to be a huge hit in our house.My husband loves banana muffins and these sound very healthy with no butter in them.

  39. I will have to make these my daughter loves banana chocolate chip muffins

  40. Thanks for the no butter banana chocolate muffins recipe

  41. This recipe looks really good thanks

  42. No butter :O! I need to try these.. They look delicious. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  43. I love how these muffins don’t have butter because with the other ingredients they are much healthier

  44. Really healthy muffins, way better than store bought!

  45. Great recipe. I loved that you used applesauce in place of butter.

  46. Great looking muffin that will be great at lunch.

  47. I just made a double batch of Banana muffins, some with pecans, some with chocolate chips, some with both and they were soooo good. But they had melted butter and a lot white sugar. My family loves them. I’m going to try these next time though and see how it goes. I have got to start cooking, and eating, healthier.

  48. these look good and no butter makes them healthy

  49. Love that these do not contain butter or other fat/oils.

  50. Yum! Great way to use up all the bananas that are sitting on my counter 😉

  51. Muffins look awesome and I truly will have to start including them in my daily lunch.

  52. I love making banana muffins a good way to use extra bananas I like that this recipe uses apple sauce instead of butter

  53. I am a big banana muffin fan. These look wonderful.

  54. I think I will make this for one of the breakfast during the holiday season when the house is full the grandchildren will love them.

  55. These look fantastic. I really like that this recipe is low in fat and doesn’t contain butter. We love banana bread and I’m sure we will love this recipe as well.

  56. These look really good, love banana & chocolate, may also add cocoa to them.

  57. I’ve been craving banana muffins lately.. I’ll have to try these. Do you find the applesauce changes the flavor of the muffin.

  58. Love how these are butter free!

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