Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Indulge in the perfect combination of flavors with our delectable Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. These moist and fluffy treats are a delightful blend of ripe bananas and rich chocolate chips, making them an irresistible snack or breakfast option. With their simple ingredients and easy preparation, these muffins are a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Join us as we guide you through the steps of creating these heavenly muffins that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Banana chocolate chip muffins are a classic and beloved baked treat enjoyed by people of all ages. These delightful muffins combine the sweet and slightly tangy flavor of ripe bananas with the rich and indulgent taste of chocolate chips. While the exact origin of banana chocolate chip muffins is unclear, they are part of a long tradition of using overripe bananas in baking. This practice likely began in households where bananas became too ripe to eat, and creative cooks found a way to turn them into something delicious rather than letting them go to waste.

Over time, banana chocolate chip muffins have become a staple in many bakeries and home kitchens. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. The moist and tender texture of the muffin, combined with the bursts of melty chocolate, makes them a favorite among dessert enthusiasts.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Our Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a classic baked good that never fails to bring comfort and satisfaction. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas complements the indulgent chocolate chips, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. These muffins have a soft and tender crumb, with pockets of melted chocolate in every bite. Whether you're craving a mid-day snack or looking for a delicious addition to your brunch spread, these muffins are the answer.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 14 Calories: 257.01 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with cooking spray.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and granulated sugar. Stir until well combined.

  4. Add the mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until smooth.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

  6. Gently fold in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for topping.

  7. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Top each muffin with a few extra chocolate chips.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  9. Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool in the tin for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 14


Amount Per Serving
Calories 257.01kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.34g18%
Saturated Fat 6.63g34%
Cholesterol 44.41mg15%
Sodium 191.43mg8%
Potassium 160.52mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 37.45g13%
Dietary Fiber 1.74g7%
Sugars 20.52g
Protein 3.84g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • For extra moist muffins, use very ripe bananas with brown spots.
  • Feel free to add chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans for added texture and flavor.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate chips, such as dark chocolate or white chocolate, to suit your taste preference.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, substitute some or all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or almond flour.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a touch of warmth and spice.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast option alongside a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Serve them as part of a brunch spread with fresh fruit, yogurt, and other breakfast items.
  • Pack them in lunchboxes or take them on picnics for a delightful snack on the go.
  • Warm the muffins slightly and serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.
Allergen Information:
  • Dairy: Most banana chocolate chip muffin recipes contain dairy in the form of butter and milk. However, dairy-free alternatives like almond milk and coconut oil can be used to make dairy-free versions.

  • Eggs: Eggs are commonly used as a binding agent in muffins. If you have an egg allergy or follow a vegan diet, you can use egg substitutes like flax eggs or applesauce.

  • Gluten: Traditional muffin recipes use all-purpose flour, which contains gluten. If you need a gluten-free option, you can use a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour.

  • Nuts: Some recipes may include chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans. Ensure to omit them if you have nut allergies.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

Banana chocolate chip muffins pair well with a variety of beverages, depending on the time of day and personal preferences:

  • Coffee: A classic choice, a hot cup of coffee, whether black or with cream and sugar, complements the sweetness of the muffins and enhances the chocolate flavor.

  • Tea: Enjoy these muffins with a cup of black tea, chai, or herbal tea for a soothing and balanced pairing.

  • Milk: For a nostalgic and comforting combination, a glass of cold milk, whether dairy or plant-based, complements the muffins' flavors.

  • Fruit Juice: If you prefer a non-caffeinated option, try pairing these muffins with a glass of orange juice or apple cider for a refreshing contrast.

Storage and Leftovers:

To keep your banana chocolate chip muffins fresh and delicious:

  • Room Temperature: Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Be sure they have completely cooled before sealing them.

  • Refrigeration: If you want to extend their shelf life, you can refrigerate muffins for up to a week in an airtight container. Before enjoying, you can warm them briefly in the microwave or oven.

  • Freezing: For longer storage, individually wrap muffins in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a freezer-safe bag. Frozen muffins can last for up to three months. Thaw them at room temperature or reheat in the oven when ready to eat.

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