Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
"Will you use dark or white chocolate chips?"
A banana chocolate chip muffin who can resist? I love a muffin filled with chocolate chips but the addition of banana really makes them moist and very moorish.
This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and freezes successfully - that is if there are any left to freeze!
It does not matter which type of chocolate chip you use. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate chips are equally delicious. You can use your favourite block chocolate and roughly chop it into chunks with equal results.
Banana Muffin Tip
For best results always use ripe bananas these will give you the best flavour. Use slightly over-ripe bananas and the flavour will be even better.
A trick I always use is to freeze over-ripe bananas in their skin. Yes the skin does go brown but the flesh is perfectly OK to use. This way I always have ripe bananas ready to use. Another bonus is once they are defrosted their structure has broken down from the freezing making them super easy to mash.
Please read through my banana chocolate chip muffin recipe first before starting.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin RecipeServes
- 30 muffins in a 1/8 cup capacity muffin pan.
- 24 muffins in a 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan.
- 12 muffins in a 1/2 cup capacity muffin pan.
- 6 muffins in a texas muffin pan.
Line your chosen muffin pan with paper case liners. If you do not wish to use these spray the muffin pan with non-stick baking spray. Remember to spray the top of the pan as well so that the lip of the muffin releases as well. Spray the pans well as the chocolate chips do have a tendency to stick.
An interesting point is that if you use paper case liners you will get more out of your chocolate muffin recipe. It does not look as if they reduce the capacity of the muffin pan but they do especially if they have large flutes.
3 cups (450g) plain flour, sifted
6 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (110g) sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
125g butter, melted
1 cup (250ml) milk
1 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
banana chips to top (optional)
The oven should be preheated to 160C (325F)
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and chocolate chips. Using a large spoon mix to combine.
Add on top the melted butter, milk, mashed banana, vanilla extract and lightly beaten eggs.
Mix together until just combined. They key to successful chocolate chip muffins is to use a few as possible strokes when mixing. The mix should appear lumpy.
Spoon the banana chocolate chip muffin batter evenly between the paper cases. An icecream scoop is perfect for this. Ideally you should aim to fill 3/4 full if you want a muffin with a nice top or 1/2 full if you want to flat ice the muffins.
Place a banana chip ontop.
Bake in a preheated oven set at 160C (325F) for:
- 30 muffins for 15-18mins
- 24 muffins for 18-22mins
- 12 muffins for 25mins
- 6 muffins for 30mins
Refer to the serves information above for muffin pan capacity.
Remove from the oven. Leave to cool in the muffin pan for five minutes. Then gently remove and place on a cake rack to cool. If you have not used paper liners take care as the chocolate chips do tend to stick to the pan.
Leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. These banana chocolate chip muffin store well in the freezer for two months.
I hope you have enjoyed baking and eating these muffins. This is just the beginning of your chocolate chip muffin adventure.
Use this chocolate banana muffin recipe as a base. Change the chocolate combinations, ice them with chocolate frosting or even add nuts and dried fruits. For extra banana flavour use half chocolate chips and half chopped banana chips. Just keep the added filling quantity to 2 cups to keep the recipe balanced. You will end up with endless chocolate chip muffin recipes just the way you like it.
More chocolate muffin recipes
For more of my delicious chocolate muffin recipes click here. There are more recipes for chocolate, chocolate chip and even banana chip chocolate muffins. You will soon see that my muffin recipes are like all my recipes - variations of one base recipe showing you how you can make it yours.