Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Oh, my heavens, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are so marvelous, you will want to bake up a batch of these tasty and delicious muffins every weekend for breakfast! Seriously, these muffins are amazing. The chocolate chips soften from the heat of the oven so they become very gooey.  The taste buds are exposed to that ooey, gooey texture while savoring every morsel of these delectable muffins, and you will close your eyes in delight at every bite.

Last month I offered to provide snacks for a friend who was hosting a party at her house for our new youth pastor, his wife, and the youth from our church. Several people provided appetizers and snacks, but I had first dibs on providing sweets for the sweet tooth. I chose to make three kinds of banana muffins and a strawberry bar. All the kids raved over the “desserts.” Even though muffins are not usually considered dessert, they provided a great snack item for all the teenagers and they wolfed them down promptly. You will see why after one bite!

I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of overripe bananas so I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Oh, man, one bite and I was drooling. The big thing to remember when making muffins is not to overmix the batter. I used a whisk for the first part, and then when adding the flour and chocolate chips, I stirred only until moistened. Also, when baking muffins, I’ve found it’s better to bake them at 425 for the first 5 minutes of baking time. Then lower the temperature to 350 and bake  for the remaining 15-20 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise a little better than if you bake the muffins at a lower temperature throughout the baking time.

If you’re looking for an awesome muffin recipe for breakfast, holidays, brunches, snacks or for “dessert,” then make up a batch of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins the next time you have a few overripe bananas. Everyone in your house will be salivating after one bite. 🙂

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are breathtaking!

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You will be drooling big time over these amazing muffins.

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The chocolate chips soften while baking making Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins ooey, gooey and decadent!

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter and place in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, salt, baking powder, mashed bananas, vanilla and milk.

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Whisk ingredients to combine. It’s okay to leave larger pieces of banana in the batter so don’t whisk too vigorously.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips.

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Stir ingredients gently with a wooden spoon to just moisten. Don’t overmix the batter.

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Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among 13 muffin tins filling almost to the top. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top of the batter.

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Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Serve Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins for breakfast or brunch.

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You may also enjoy serving these muffins for afternoon snacks or dessert!

 

Here’s the recipe.

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

(Recipe adapted from Jessie Next Door; source: adapted from Epicurious)

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These lovely muffins are great for breakfast or dessert! Lots of chocolate chips soften during baking causing these muffins to become ooey, gooey and delicious. You and your family will be salivating over these delectable muffins.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Melt butter. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl with a whisk. It's okay to leave chunks of banana in the batter.
  3. Add flour and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  5. Don’t overmix the batter.
  6. Spray 13 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  8. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips over top of batter. (I added close to 10 chocolate chips on top of each muffin).
  9. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  10. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  11. Continue baking an additional 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.

NOTE: The butter must be melted or the recipe does not work as well.

Recipe source: adapted from Epicurious.

 

[b]Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://jessienextdoor.com/2011/10/09/banana-chocolate-chip-muffins/” target=”_blank”]Jessie Next Door[/url]; Source: adapted from [url href=”http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/banana-chocolate-chip-muffins-101020″ target=”_blank”]Epicurious[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 13
These lovely muffins are great for breakfast or dessert! Lots of chocolate chips soften during baking causing these muffins to become ooey, gooey and delicious. You and your family will be salivating over these delectable muffins.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 large or 3 small-medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, [u]melted[/u]
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • additional chocolate chips for top of muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Melt butter. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl with a whisk. It’s okay to leave chunks of banana in the batter.
  3. Add flour and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  5. Don’t overmix the batter.
  6. Spray 13 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  8. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips over top of batter. (I added close to 10 chocolate chips on top of each muffin).
  9. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  10. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  11. Continue baking an additional 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool.
Notes
The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.[br][br]The butter must be melted or the recipe does not work as well.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are great to serve for holiday breakfasts and brunches, too.

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Prepare for a stampede if you serve these delectable muffins to friends or family! 🙂

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    Michelle February 28, 2016 (12:37 pm)

    Now that the muffins have cooled, I wanted to write a follow-up comment to let you know that my kids really love them. Pretty gooey, but good. Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!

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      Teresa February 29, 2016 (9:35 am)

      Thanks so much, Michelle, for letting me know. I have a gluten free version of this recipe in the oven as I type! I really enjoy this recipe and glad you’re kids loved them too.

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    Michelle February 28, 2016 (12:18 pm)

    Hello! I found this recipe on pinterest and made these muffins this morning. They smelled delicious while baking, but they didn’t quite turn out. I didn’t read every step of your post (sorry!!), just skipped to the recipe. It called for melted butter, not softened, so I think that is why I have a very messy consistency. Just wanted to let you know in case you want to change the directions. I do plan on making these again after I read your entire post. Thanks!

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      Teresa February 29, 2016 (9:36 am)

      Thanks, Michelle. I’ll make sure I adjust the directions so everyone realizes they need to melt the butter first, before adding the other ingredients. This is one of my favorite muffin recipes. Hope you’ll give it another try!

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    Shari Kelley July 6, 2015 (8:59 pm)

    Teresa, these look delicious! I love the flavor combination and how you sprinkled chocolate chips on top, too. Your pictures are just gorgeous as well! Pinning to try soon!

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      Teresa July 7, 2015 (8:52 pm)

      Shari, I’m sure you’ll love these muffins. I had a hard time staying out of them! 🙂

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