Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist homemade banana muffins with chocolate chips throughout! A fun breakfast or snack perfect for the entire family!

Moist homemade banana chocolate chip muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I went to our local Ikea over the weekend with my oldest…and by local I mean an hour+ away. They really need more stores, but that’s a complaint for another time. We were on a mission to check out some specific items, pick out colors and pick-up some mirrors that couldn’t be purchased online. After making our way through the whole store, we were hungry. The cinnamon rolls were calling to us! Normally I skip them and the food area completely. I was happily surprised that they were peanut allergy safe so instead of eating there, like we originally planned to, we grabbed a packaged to bring home and share. OMG… don’t get me wrong, I love making my own cinnamon rolls but these were really good. It will now be impossible to got to Ikea without buying some to bring home.

I’m still on a book binge! Be sure to follow along on Snapchat (bakedby.rachel) for all of my updates! I’m currently reading The Things We Wish Were True, which is free this month if you have Amazon Prime! I can’t say too much about it yet since I’m only a short way into the book but so far so good. Prior to this I read the Matched series. I’d had it on my list for a while and just recently got around to reading them all. The first book was great and then it went downhill from there, but I kept going because I needed closure with the characters. It’s weird how that works. Some books I want to keep going even if I’m not in love with them and others I can just give up without caring. I’m sure it has a lot to do with how much time I’ve already given to the book(s) and/or characters. A stand alone book is easier to give up on than a series.

Moist homemade banana chocolate chip muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I made these muffins to take along with us on vacation a few weeks ago. I wanted something that could be enjoyed for breakfast or snack and these absolutely fit the bill.

Easy, moist and flavorful homemade banana chocolate chip muffins! These could easily be a two dish recipe if you plan right. And they’re a perfect use for those ripe bananas hanging out on the counter!

With school starting back up soon, these banana muffins should definitely be part of your breakfast and snacking plans! The kids are sure to love them!

Moist homemade banana chocolate chip muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist homemade banana muffins with chocolate chips throughout! A fun breakfast or snack perfect for the entire family!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffin
Servings: 9 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C mashed banana
  • 3/4 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C mini chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a regular muffin pan with 9 paper liners. 
  • In a small bowl, mash banana until smooth. For a super smooth consistency, blend in a small food processor or blender. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by salt and baking powder. Scrape the bowl as needed. Add flour, mixing until just combined. Mix in banana, beating until smooth and no streaks remain. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips by hand. Divide batter between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top of each portion of batter before baking. 
  • Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan until easy to handle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to several days. Muffins may also be frozen. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Moist homemade banana chocolate chip muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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