Monday, April 28, 2014

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Every week I buy a bunch of bananas. Some weeks I get to the end of the week and I have a ton left, some weeks I get to the middle of the week and have to go buy more. Typically I eat one almost daily. Landon goes through spurts where he eats them constantly and spurts where he's not interested, so really he is the deciding factor here on what's left at the end of the week. I recently found myself with 5 or 6 black bananas at the end of the week and knew I couldn't just chuck them. Seeing as how Landon is obsessed with chocolate I knew these would be a great treat. My son really loves being in the kitchen with me and rarely lets me cook alone. If he sees me go in the kitchen he wants to come help. I love muffins/cookies/cakes... anything where he can really help with the pouring and stirring. Together we whipped up these muffins in no time. Well, to me it was "no time"... to Landon it was an eternity. Little man stood at the oven the whole time they were baking complaining that he wanted to eat them NOW and did not want to wait. What can I say... he is my son.

This recipe was wonderful. They tasted great, as was expected, but they also baked up so beautifully. I shared the batch with a friend and they enjoyed them as well! A great classic muffin recipe.

Source: Life and Kitchen

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips

1- Preheat the oven to 350°.
2- Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just blended. 
3-Stir in the chocolate chips.
4- Divide the batter among 12 lined muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. 
5- Bake the muffins until the tops are golden and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean (other than melted chocolate), about 30-32 minutes. 
6- Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack and cool completely.


  1. I LOVE muffins! I will definitely be trying your recipe. Pinned :)

  2. Mrs.Cardoso, this is Keerthana. OMG! those chocolate chip banana muffins look soooo delicous! Your blog is so cool!

    1. I'm glad you like my blog! I'll have to make the muffins for the class!

  3. LUCKY!!!!!!!!!
    mrs. cardoso, did u make foods 4 my class last year?
    and did i tell you yet, i'm visiting mlk soon!