Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve heard that there are people out there who dislike bananas. In fact, I lived with one of these people for 2 years. My college roommate, Leona, absolutely hates bananas, while I on the other hand can’t get enough of these Potassium Powerhouses. But for those of you crazies out there who hate this delicious fruit, I’ve found a solution. Bake them into muffins and add chocolate. Because as we’ve discussed many, many times before on Miss Petite Sweets…chocolate makes everything better. These muffins have a subtle nutty flavor with sweet swirls of chocolate weaving throughout the batter. I prefer to cook the bananas in a bit of brown sugar and butter until the mixture is just carmelized. This process sweetens up the muffins and adds a rich caramel undertone, making them a bit more accessible to anyone who hates a strong banana flavor. These muffins are a perfect mid day snack, but are sweet enough to serve as dessert. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Makes 24 muffins

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, sift dry ingredients together (flour through nutmeg); set aside
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas and transfer to a medium saucepan
  3. Heat bananas over medium heat, and add brown sugar & vanilla extract
  4. Cook until bananas are slightly caramelized and sugar begins to bubble (about 5 minutes)
  5. Place banana mixture in a small bowl and whisk in sugar, eggs, melted butter & milk
  6. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated
  7. Stir in chocolate chunks
  8. Scoop batter into muffin liners and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes

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