How to make easy banana muffins with chocolate chips. Jump to the Easy Banana Muffins Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
Forget the air freshener, make these muffins instead! The sweet aroma of banana, sugar and chocolate baking in the oven is amazing. If a candle maker is reading this, we just found your new scent.
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How to Make Really Good Banana Muffins
These easy banana muffins come together quickly and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make them.
Start with the dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Just mix everything with a fork or whisk. For the wet ingredients, combine 3 very ripe bananas with an egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter. The simply stir the wet ingredients into the dry until a batter forms.
For the best banana muffins, use very ripe bananas. In fact if you can wait a day for browned, overripe and speckled bananas, they are even better.
Just before baking, we throw in mini chocolate chips. You could leave them out or swap for regular chocolate chips or fruit like blueberries or strawberries.
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Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Easy Banana Muffins Recipe with Chocolate Chips
For the best banana muffins, use very ripe bananas. In fact if you can wait a day for browned, overripe and speckled bananas, they are even better. Just before baking, we throw in mini chocolate chips. You could leave them out or swap for regular chocolate chips or fruit like blueberries or strawberries.
You Will Need
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini or regular-size chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla until blended. Add the banana mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients then use a fork to combine. Do not over mix. Stir in chocolate.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean, about 25 minutes.