Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is one of those recipes no matter how hard you try, or much you tweak it to your own personal tastes, it always seems to turn-out amazing. Some of you have sent along some ingredient switches that have worked out wonderfully including whole-wheat flour, brown-rice flour walnuts, and maple syrup.

I'm always throwing over-ripe bananas into a freezer bag so I can make these quickly on a Sunday night.  Let me know if you invent any new combinations that turned out great!


 


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 Ripe Gross Mushy Bananas 
1/3 of a cup of melted butter
3/4 of a cup of sugar (sometimes I'll reduce this a bit if I have really ripe bananas)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease your muffin tins (Tip: I've used liners with this recipe before but because the muffins are so moist they tend to just stick and make a mess).

Now the fun bit. Peel your bananas and throw them in a big bowl with the melted butter and smash it all together with a fork. Keep blending until there's no big chunks of banana left and the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Add the sugar, egg and vanilla and mix just until combined. Add salt and baking soda and stir. Pour in flour and mix. The mix doesn't have to be perfectly blended,  just try and get rid of all the flecks of flour. Dump in chocolate chips (I say one cup but I really just dump in half the bag) mix them around a bit so every bite has some chocolatey goodness.

Divide into muffin tins. Bake until cake tester or toothpick pulls out cleanly (For me usually 20 minutes for regular muffins, big tins or mini loaves about 30 mins)



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    1. Right? I love how simple the recipe is and they turn out stellar everytime!

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  2. I only have three bananas think it will work anyway?

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    1. Sorry about the late reply! I've made these with three bananas before they still turned out great. I hope yours turned out too

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    1. Hi Emily, I can usually get 12 large muffins out of this recipe.

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  4. Making these right now! I only had 3 bananas as well. If they turn out anything like the picture...watch out waistline! !!
    Thank you

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    1. Let me know how they turn out Cara! and your waistline may not thank you but your tastebuds will :P just eat some kale or something later on, that'll cancel it out right? haha.

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    1. Hey Wanda, I don't do math haha..probably a lot.

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  6. I added chopped walnuts to the mix! Can't wait to try these!

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    1. Her Geraldine, read your comment and tried it with walnuts! My boyfriend loved them even more than my regular recipe, I don't think I can make them without walnuts ever again.

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  7. I used brown rice flour and flax seeds for a gluten free variety - substituted dark chocolate chips to decrease my guilt, too - turned out AMAZING!!! So simple and yummy, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh wow thanks for the tip Gabi! I just got some flax seeds for my smoothies so I'll try throwing some in next time :)

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  8. Made these this morning and they were FABULOUS! Just the right balance of banana and chocolate.

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  10. These are awesome a family fave!!

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    1. I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for visiting :)

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  11. Hello,
    These are awesome I made them last night! I am just wondering if I can add an extra banana without throwing off the consistency of the muffins? They are delicious as is but I have a lot of frozen over ripe bananas to use up.

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    1. Hey Beth! Sorry for the late reply, I have done that before with extra frozen bananas and I've only had the batch not turn out once. I started sprinkling in a little extra flour to compensate or doubling the batch. Hope it worked out for you!

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  12. These were amazing. My kids loved it. Perfect amount of bananas and so moist.

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  13. I substituted 1/2 cup of maple syrup for the 3/4 cup of sugar and used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose, they came out great! I send my kids to school with these as a snack, they love them!! Thank you!

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  14. These were delicious! Pinning to my favorites board and can't wait to make them again and again! xo

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  15. I just tried your recipe - it's simply amazing! The muffins are so fluffy and delicious - I have to remember the recipe for ever! Thanks for that

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  16. Can't wait to make! Do you have an idea of how long to bake for mini muffins?

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  17. These are sinfully delicious!

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  18. I have ripe bananas. Can I make the batter and freeze that?

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  19. Made these with half peanut butter chocolate chips. AMAZINGG!

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    1. I was just about to post this exact comment!! I made mine in a loaf pan because I was feeling lazy but this is a great recipe!

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    2. I was just about to post this exact comment!! I made mine in a loaf pan because I was feeling lazy but this is a great recipe!

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  20. These came out so amazingly delicious. Thanks.

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  21. These came out so amazingly delicious. Thanks.

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  22. I just made these and substituted mini Reese's cups for the chocolate chips. They may be but a memory by the time my family gets home tonight! Yummilicious!!

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  23. I added 1/3 cup of cacao powder and a little milk to compensate, and they are delicious! Also used half cup of brown sugar instead of white. My son thanks you ��

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  24. I added 1/3 cup of cacao powder and a little milk to compensate, and they are delicious! Also used half cup of brown sugar instead of white. My son thanks you ��

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  25. My subconscious must have taken your opening words as a challenge, because I did just about everything in my power to ruin these muffins. First, I was impatient and did not allow my bananas to defrost to a temperature that would not solidify the melted butter, so I had chunks of solid butter throughout the batter. Next, I wasn't paying attention and added a 1/2 tsp of baking POWDER instead of baking SODA (I think my saving grace was that I was too lazy to wash my dirty tsp, thus avoiding adding an entire teaspoon of the wrong leavener). Lastly, I added my salt directly from the large container, and dumped in I don't even know how much. This was after already using salted butter. Because, why not? I managed to (very unevenly) fill 18 muffin spots, and it took exactly 20 minutes to turn out super delicious muffins. I was also very inexact with my measuring of sugar and flour. These are indestructible.

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  26. how much do you fill the muffin tins? i'm scared of over filling and ending up with a mess, lol.

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  27. Oh my goodness these are fabulous! So quick and easy to make. I made mini muffins. Thanks so much.

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  28. FANTASTIC!!! Added white chocolate chips (instead of regular) and added 1/2 cup dried cranberries. So easy and turned out perfect. Will be my go to recipe for bananas!!

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  29. Great! I like your Recipe because I think it’s different from other muffins. I have tried this recipe taste is so delicious. Thanks

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  30. I only had 2 bananas so I subbed some dates soaked in hot coffee. Incredible taste; the coffee really brought out the flavor of the dark chocolate chips!

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