April 29, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


I had a bunch of over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter, and half a bag of mini chocolate chips needing to be used up, so I quickly decided to make banana chocolate chip muffins.  My son, who will be 14 soon, has an endless appetite lately and it can be a challenge at times to keep up with him!  

As I was preparing to make the muffins my son asked what I was making, and when I told him all I got for a reaction was "Oh".  Next, my husband walks in and wants to know what I'm making and after I told him he says "Come on, why can't you just make regular old banana muffins?  Can you please make a few without the chocolate chips?"  I let out a sigh, but agreed to accommodate his unadventurous taste buds.   


I have to chuckle at the end result of all this.  After making 4 out of the 12 muffins without chocolate chips, my husband decides to try a muffin with the chocolate chips....his reaction "Mmmm, these are actually really good!"  For my son, I gave him 2 muffins to bring to school for snack and he came home that day and dug into the muffins, declaring "I think these are officially my favorite muffins!" 

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large bananas, mashed (or 5 smaller ones)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and saltIn a separate bowl combine bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and melted butter.  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir just to combine, then fold in the chocolate chips.  Divide batter evenly into the muffin tin, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

15 comments:

  1. If you use buttermilk (say half a cup) it makes the muffins fluffier and improves the texture a lot.

    Hope that helps!

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    1. I use buttermilk in my banana bread recipe, so maybe I'll give it a try for these. Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Aww... I bet its nice to hear your son say that :D It looks scrumptious and moist!

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  3. Yes, it was very nice! Thanks for your comment & I hope you'll try the recipe. BTW, love your blog :)

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  4. Love banana and chocolate chips!Thanks for the great share.

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  6. Made these and we really loved them! I added in some whole wheat flour and replaced the melted butter with buttermilk. Thank you for a wonderful muffin recipe!

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  7. Sonya - yay, I am so thrilled to hear you tried it and liked it! Thank you for your comment ☺

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  8. Hi! Just a note - the directions portion doesn't note when to put in the vanilla. I ended up forgetting it since it wasn't listed there. The muffins are in the oven now - so I'm hoping they still taste delicious!

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    1. Thanks AMC - I've updated it so that won't happen to anyone else. Sorry about that, but I'm sure you will still love the muffins ;)

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  9. I just made these as mini muffins and they were awesome! I also added some chopped walnuts and a touch of cinnamon. For mini muffins, 16 minutes at 350 worked well. Very versatile and delicious recipe!

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    1. So glad you liked them! Thanks for commenting :)

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  10. i made these for my staff a few weeks ago and topped them with cream cheese frosting and a few mini chocolate chips/ they loved them! i am making another batch...or two :) tomorrow! thanks for the share!

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  11. Glad they were a hit - thanks for commenting!

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  12. Wow! These look so scrumptious and satisfying. Beautiful photos. I love them with that white plate :)

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