Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

24 Jan

You’ve got a couple of mushy, dying bananas….what to do? How about a batch of banana muffins? They’re easy to whip up quickly and they make a great snack.

Monkeys love banana muffins, of course!

Monkeys love banana muffins, of course!

Now, I hate it when recipes produce too much batter, forcing me to either bake a second, tiny batch of muffins, or tempt me into overfilling my muffin tins, throwing off baking times or resulting in half burnt, half raw muffins. But it turns out that a 2-banana recipe makes a good amount of batter for about a dozen regular muffins – I actually made 6 regular muffins and a little under two dozen mini muffins with this recipe.

I’ve also always had a problem creating fluffy muffins with crispy tops – they would always come out dense and slightly wet/sticky on top – but the higher baking temperature of this recipe fixes the problem! I used a mix of all-purpose flour and coconut flour in this recipe to reduce the gluten content, but you can use all AP flour too.

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream (I used light sour cream)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Cream together bananas and sugar.
  2. Mix in vanilla, sour cream, eggs, and oil.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Fill muffin tins to 2/3 full.
  7. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips over each muffin, if desired.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 400°F until tops are crispy with golden brown edges (about 16-18 minutes for regular muffins, 10 minutes for mini muffins).

Mini muffins

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