Bourbon-Spiked Banana Chocolate Muffins

Bourbon-Spiked Banana Chocolate Muffins! Bananas, chocolate, and just enough bourbon come together in a snack, breakfast, or dessert recipe.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Cuisine: baking




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup ground or finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour a muffin tin.
  2. Sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a stand mixer.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating about 1 minute after each. Scrape down the sides and add bananas, lemon juice, and bourbon. Beat until well mixed (it will continue to look slightly separated; that’s okay).
  5. Add dry ingredients all at once, mixing until it’s ALMOST completely incorporated. Stir in chocolate and nuts.
  6. Use a large ice cream scoop, if you have one, to fill the muffin tins. If you don’t, use a spoon or spatula to gently shape the tops into a dome. The tins will be almost full.
  7. Bake 16-22 minutes, or until tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  1. Whisk ingredients together. When muffins are completely cool, drizzle glaze over muffin tops.