Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 32
  • 25KCAL

Our slimming friendly Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are a tasty treat if you're calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

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  • Snacks and Sides
  • Sweet Treats
Easy Peasy Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories25
  • Carbs3g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars1g

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Our Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are the perfect bitesize, buffet treats and not only are they low on calories and Points, they’re also super quick and easy to make.

They taste so good that you’d never guess that they’re slimming friendly and are a great way to fill that cake shaped hole in your life – fantastic if, like us, you have a bit of a sweet tooth!

They make a fantastic, party food alternative to our Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips  recipe – or you could also enjoy them with a lovely, afternoon cuppa!

What diets are these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips suitable for?

This Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips recipe is suitable for dairy free diets (but please double check your chocolate chips as brands can vary).

It can be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Self raising flour

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips?

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You’ll need one of these Silicone Mini Muffin Trays to make these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips which you can pick up over on Amazon.

How many calories are in these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips?

There are 25 calories per portion in these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips?

These Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are the perfect addition to any buffet table and would work really well when served alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips for around 10 minutes or until they’re golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips in the fridge?

These Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days or so.

Can you freeze these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips

Our slimming friendly Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips are a tasty treat if you're calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 25
  • Carbs 3G


  • 56 g self raising flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 eggs separated into white and yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence, or you could use banana essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder mashed
  • 200 g bananas peeled and mashed
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 25 g dark chocolate chips

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the four and baking powder in one bowl.
  3. Add the essence, sweetener and mashed bananas.
  4. Crack the whole eggs into the bowl along with the separated egg yolks and mix well.
  5. In a clean bowl whisk the separated egg whites until very stiff and gently fold into the flour mixture.
  6. Pour into a 24 cup silicone mini muffin silicone tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top (2 or 3 on each). You will have some mix leftover so you will have to refill the tray once the first batch is cooked so reserve some chocolate chips.
  7. Cook at 180°C for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then remove the muffins from the tray. Pour the rest of the mixture into the silicone mini muffin tray, top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for 10 minutes.

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See what others have to say

Christina DanceWednesday 5th January 2022

For the banana chocolate muffins I adjusted the amount to 16 but on the cooking method it has 4 eggs as being used. Which one is correct?? X


    HollyWednesday 5th January 2022

    Hey Christina, I’ve had a look at this recipe and tweaked the ingredients and method slightly so that it makes sense once the recipe is scaled up or down. Hope that helps!


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Patricia CooksonWednesday 22nd July 2020

Hi, I know the calorific value would change but would this mixture work in a loaf tin rather than a mini muffin tray please?


    LisaFriday 24th July 2020

    Hi Patricia
    Yes, you could, but you would need to adjust the cooking time. I’m sorry we can’t be more specific with timings as we have only tested this recipe in a muffin tray. Please let us know how you get on.


Suzie SimmonsTuesday 4th February 2020

Just made these and they’ve turned out brilliantly and taste yummy!


    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Suzie, we’re really happy to hear you’re so pleased with these Mini Banana Cakes with Chocolate Chips, always good to hear. Thanks for letting us know.


LeeWednesday 24th July 2019

Mine caved in a bit after taking them out of the oven. Where did I go wrong? TIA


    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Lee,

    These will sink a little when they come out of the oven ????


SarahSunday 13th May 2018

Thank you!


SarahSaturday 12th May 2018

Hi all! I made these and they were delicious BUT they didn’t rise at all! They are super flat- could it be because I did them but paper cupcake cases? Thanks for the help!


karen dombazFriday 9th March 2018

hi, can you make these with the sukrin coconut flour instead of the self raising?. thank you.


SaraSunday 28th January 2018

Hi can I check if the 56g of flour is correct as there’s a 9 hanging around on the same line further down?


Eve KingSaturday 20th January 2018

Hi there, I don’t have a mini muffin baking tin. Would it be possible to make these in a normal size muffin tin and make less in quantity? Or bake them in paper cases in a bun tray? Thank you. Eve


Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

Hi Vikki,

The bananas are really a key ingredient in these!


KrystalFriday 2nd June 2017

Made these yesterday and they were fantastic, will definitely be a favorite dessert choice in my household. Thanks for all the great recipes pinchofnom!


    KateMonday 5th June 2017

    Hi Krystal
    Glad you like them


CathSaturday 29th April 2017

Hi .can you use ordinary sweetner instead of sukrin as I can’t find it anywhere.tia cath


    KateWednesday 3rd May 2017

    Hi Cath
    Yes you can, but you will have to check the conversion rate of sweetener to sugar. Sukrin is a 1:1 ratio so it’s easy to convert, but other sweeteners vary. You will probably find conversion info either on the website of whichever sweetener you are using or on the packaging


ClaireSaturday 4th March 2017

Do these freeze ok? Just made a batch and they are delicious….forgot the sweetener and they are still yummy!!


ClaireWednesday 1st February 2017

Mine taste like batter, what have I done wrong?


    KateSunday 5th February 2017

    Hi Claire
    It sounds like you may not have folded the egg whites into the banana mixture enough


AmyFriday 4th November 2016

Hi can i make these the night before and they will be just as tasty ? I have a taster early tomorrow and wanted to make them in advance . Thanks


    KaySaturday 11th February 2017

    Hi Amy,

    Yes you can make them the night before. Just keep the in an airtight container in the fridge ????


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