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Easy chocolate chip banana muffins Easy chocolate chip banana muffins
I am not a baker. At all.  I LOVE baked goods, but don’t know how to make them, which is maybe a good thing... Easy chocolate chip banana muffins

I am not a baker. At all.  I LOVE baked goods, but don’t know how to make them, which is maybe a good thing now that I think about it! 😛

Sometimes, however, I really really feel like a fresh baked treat with my afternoon tea or coffee and find my cupboards empty.  In this case, I rely on EASY-t0-follow, no muss-no fuss recipes.  This recipe came from a friend of mine who IS an excellent baker.  I tried these muffins at her house once and both Portia (age 2 at the time) and I loved them.  I was scared to ask her for the recipe because I always imagine that treats that taste so good must take much effort to make.  Lucky for me, this recipe is one that even I can handle.  So, for all you bakers and non-bakers alike, I hope you (and your kidlets) enjoy these chocolate chip banana muffins as much as I do.

chocolate chip banana muffins

 

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

 

Ingredients

  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  4 overripe bananas
  •  1 cup brown sugar
  •  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  •  3/4 cup chocolate chips (or nuts, or combination of both!)  

 Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly butter 2 muffin tins.

2) Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture.

3) With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together like you mean it, for a good 3 minutes. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.

4) While the bananas and sugar are mixing, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

5) Add the dry ingredients and mix int0 the mixer and mix just until incorporated.

6) Fold in the chocolate chips (and/or nuts) and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about 3/4 of the way. Give them a rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out.

7) Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before turning the muffins out. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Anne Taylor

    May 20, 2015 #1 Author

    These sound like a crowd pleaser! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Brenda Lacourciere

    May 21, 2015 #2 Author

    Our kids are going to love these.

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  • Vesper Meikle

    May 24, 2015 #3 Author

    I’d eat these, now all I need to do is to get the baker in the home to make them for me

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  • Mike Gismondi

    June 30, 2015 #4 Author

    These are great!

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  • loriag

    July 6, 2015 #5 Author

    This recipe looks fabulous, I was going bake tomorrow, I will add this recipe to my list.

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  • Judy Cowan

    July 20, 2015 #6 Author

    Yummy! Love banana muffins but have never added chocolate chips to them – I am going to now :)

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  • LILLIAN BROWN

    July 28, 2015 #7 Author

    Will be making these

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  • Amy Lovell

    July 28, 2015 #8 Author

    YUM! These look and sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us,

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  • Amy Lovell

    August 14, 2015 #9 Author

    YUM! These look great thanks for this recipe!

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  • Nicole L

    November 5, 2015 #10 Author

    These look delicious!

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  • Ronald Gagnon

    February 10, 2016 #11 Author

    Wow..what an easy recipe for such a delicacy..and less than a half and hour preparation..thanks

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  • Cassie Fancy

    February 29, 2016 #12 Author

    oh so perfect for my little ones school lunches !!

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  • Kim Tanti

    February 29, 2016 #13 Author

    You had me at chocolate chip and banana. Then you said easy!!!! I am there and must try.

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