While I like them fresh, bananas are one of my least favorite ingredients in desserts and baked goods. I’ll pass on banana cream pie, banana pudding, banana nut bread … you name it.
However when my kids were younger I was at a playgroup where the hostess made these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, and surprisingly I thought they were quite delicious and not too banana-y. Or banana-ish. They were delish!
I suggest you combine ingredients in a mixer. You could try by hand if it’s been a while since you’ve worked out. Even though my butter was softened, when I mixed it by hand it was hard to get the butter to blend well, then I didn’t know if it was butter or bananas I was mashing against the side of the bowl (you may laugh at me now).
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 3-4 very ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Easy peazy directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas (I use a Pampered Chef Mix & Chop tool) until they look pretty much like this:
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in mixer. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop into prepared muffin pan, each should be 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
I hope your family enjoys these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins as much as mine does!
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