Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Friday, July 27, 2012

Yesterday I woke up and discovered that our bananas were far too brown to eat. I wanted to make something I could have for breakfast so I mashed them up and made these really easy banana muffins (adapted from my Mom's banana bread recipe). Normally I'd top them with nuts but I had a small amount of mini chocolate chips up in the cupboard so I tossed them in. I'm glad I did! They turned out to be way more delicious than expected! Banana and chocolate, how could you go wrong? I can definitely see myself making these again! Enjoy and happy Friday!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
1¼ c. all-purpose flour
½ c. + 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 c. very ripe bananas, mashed (1-2)
¼ c. (4 tbsp.) butter, room temperature
¼ c. buttermilk
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
½ c. mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with spray or 12 paper liners.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla, beating just until incorporated.
3. Mash bananas on a plate using a fork. Add bananas to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until smooth.
4. In a medium size mixing bow, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. With mixing speed on low, alternate dry ingredients with buttermilk. Mix until combined. Remove bowl from stand and fold in chocolate chips, saving a few to sprinkle on top of each muffin.
5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each ⅔ of the way full (sprinkle chocolate chips on top if desired).
6. Place in oven and bake for approximately 22-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean and the muffins tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins onto wire rack to cool completely.
Stephen + Natalie Family Recipe | Makes approximately 12 muffins


  1. Perhaps due to the weather, bananas tend to really get overripe easily. Such a waste if you can turn it into something edible and delicious. Love to try this!
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  2. Those look so good! Love banana treats and the chocolate chips are a wonderful addition!

  3. I can't wait until I go home and make these for my parents :3

  4. i've made this recipe for years as a loaf; call it banana split bread....i've never added maraschino cherries altho i've been told that's a good addition, too.
    this recipe is a favorite of everyone in my family!!!!

  5. Yummmy!!!! I'm definitely going to try these for later:) I'm so pinning these!

  6. Not only do these look delicious, your pictures look so great too. I think it's so hard to photograph food. Please write a post to help the rest of us who lack your talent! Thanks so much for sharing this with my readers. I'm so glad you came back again.

    Warmly, Michelle


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