Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins

Moist chocolate banana muffins with chocolate chips throughout and a crisp oatmeal streusel topping.

Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com #spreadpossibilities

This post is brought to you on behalf of Hershey’s chocolate spreads.

When you think of baking with chocolate, do certain flavor combinations come to mind for you? I love chocolate and mint or even strawberries and chocolate, though that one doesn’t always translate well to baking…it’s still freakishly delicious. A new favorite of mine is orange (really of any sort… clementine, orange etc) and chocolate. Amazing. There’s no going back now. It’s by far my new favorite when it comes to dipping (or pretzels… we’ll have to revisit that soon).

But one classic combination, or a tried and true flavor combination if you will, is chocolate and banana. I’m not really sure what it is, but it just works. You get the richness of the chocolate with the sweetness from the banana. And if you have ever baked anything with bananas before, then you know how amazingly moist they make your food.

Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com #spreadpossibilities

When I went on the hunt for the perfect recipe to use Hershey’s spreads, I went to the source. They have a lot of great recipe ideas to use their chocolate, chocolate hazelnut and chocolate almond spreads. And low and behold, there were plenty of chocolate and banana options! I was sold on their chocolate banana muffins. Classic puffy muffins, full of flavor. But what makes these extra special is they’re a one (okay two) bowl muffin. One for the batter and one for the topping. No melting of chocolate required. And no special equipment needed!

And since chocolate and bananas are so good for you, in their own very special ways, these are totally acceptable even if you’re on a new year’s diet. But that’s just my opinion of course. And because I can’t be trusted with a dozen or more muffins in the house ever, this is a reduced portion, making only eight muffins! It’s the perfect batch to enjoy all week long or with your family and friends for a nice weekend gathering.

Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com #spreadpossibilities

Yield: 8 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins

Moist chocolate banana muffins with chocolate chips throughout and a crisp oatmeal streusel topping.

Ingredients:

Streusel topping:
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold
2 Tbsp old fashioned oatmeal

Muffin ingredients:
3/4C all purpose flour
1/4C granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp mashed ripe banana (roughly 1 banana)
1/4C milk
1/4C Hershey's spreads (chocolate, chocolate almond or chocolate hazelnut)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2C Hershey's chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin pan with 8 liners.

In a small bowl, combine streusel topping ingredients until only small pieces remain. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine dry muffin ingredients. Add in mashed banana, milk, chocolate spread, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Stir well with a wire whisk until all ingredients are combined and no streaks remain. Stir in chocolate chips.

Fill each liner 3/4 full with a large cookie scoop. Top off with streusel topping.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top bounces back when gently pressed. Cool in pan until cool enough to handle, roughly 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

Adapted from Hershey's

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time. As always, all opinions are completely my own.

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins”

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — January 3, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I bet these taste amazing! I will take one for breakfast please :)

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

      Wish I could’ve shared with you! :)

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    Hallie @ The Wordy Baker — January 3, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I agree with you on all those chocolate flavor combos, and chocolate and banana is definitely the best for baked goods! Happy New Year!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

      Thanks Hallie and same to you! :)

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — January 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

    not only do these muffins look delicious, but the pink muffin tins are so cute!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

      Thanks Ali! :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — January 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Chocolate and bananas will never get old. Especially when the have streusel on the top!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

      Agreed :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Breakfast never looked so good :) Yum!! Chocolate and banana is such a great flavor combination.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

      Thanks Katrina! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Chocolate for breakfast is always a good thing. Being currently snowed in I think I just found what is going to entertain me the next few hours.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

      Baking while being snowed in is the best :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

    These look so moist and yummy! Love chocolate and banana together!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — January 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Oh man…these look good. I bet it would be incredible with some of the hazelnut spread! :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 4, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I need these muffins in my life!!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — January 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!! The combination of chocolate and banana never gets old, and streusel makes everything better :) pinned!

    • Rachel — January 5th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Amallia — January 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    wow looks so delicious, perfect match banana+chocolate, love the streusel

    • Rachel — January 5th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks Amallia!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — February 12, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Everything about these muffins looks perfect! I only wish I could reach through the screen and grab one to have with my tea.
    Pinning!

    • Rachel — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

      Thanks Abbie :)

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