Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are certainly heavenly by any definition. I really love eating bananas. I usually eat a couple a day with peanut butter or some other kind of butter like cashew, almond, macadamia nut or hazelnut butter. I also really love chocolate. So…..put chocolate and bananas together and you have a match made in heaven.
These muffins are extra moist because the batter includes sour cream and bananas. They’re also gooey because of all the chocolate chips. Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are one of those delectable, melt-in-your-mouth kind of foods that’s really hard to resist. They’re easy and quick enough to make for breakfast, snacks or even dessert! I loved the moist texture and chocolaty goodness in every bite, and if I hadn’t been making them for someone else, I would have gone off the deep end eating the whole batch.
Last month I had a friend host a “meet and greet” party for all the teenagers in our church so they could meet our new youth pastor. (This event was specifically for the teenagers, not their parents). I volunteered to make some desserts for the occasion, and from what I heard from the hostess, these “desserts” were gobbled down almost instantly. 🙂
I also sent along two other kinds of banana and chocolate muffins: Double Chocolate Banana Muffins and Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (a little different in taste and texture from this recipe), and Strawberry Almond Bars. The kids inhaled and devoured the desserts as well as all the other snacks that were made for this gathering. Yes, kids will be kids.
If you’re looking for a great way to use up overripe bananas, then Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins is a quick, easy and simple “go-to” recipe that you and your family will love. Whether you decide to make these for breakfast or snack on them
all day long, throughout the day, they’ve just got to be made and eaten!
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are incredibly good.
These muffins are moist on the inside due to the bananas and sour cream.
Aren’t you ready to take a bite of this muffin right now?
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, sour cream, mashed bananas, baking soda and vanilla.
Blend with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon just until moistened. Do not overmix.
Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Pour batter into muffin tins. Sprinkle 10-15 more chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
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.
Serve Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins for breakfast for snacks!
If you enjoy bananas and chocolate together, you’ll love Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins!
Here’s the recipe.
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA MUFFINS
(Recipe adapted from Designed Decor)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 tbsp. sour cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
- 2 or 3 ripe bananas – I always use 3 bananas
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (plus additional chips for the top of the muffins)
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Mix sugar, baking soda, bananas, vanilla, sour cream, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add flour and ¾ cup chocolate chips.
- Stir just until moistened.
- Pour muffin batter into greased or sprayed muffin tins.
- Sprinkle more chocolate chips over top of each muffin in pans.
- Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 5 minutes.
- Adjust temperature to 350°.
- Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are great for holiday breakfasts because they are a great accompaniment for breakfast casseroles.