Banana Chip Muffins
These chocolate chip/white chocolate chip banana muffins are a household favorite for my loved ones and they get eaten very quickly because of their melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. I’ve made them with a peanut butter frosting before, which was a winning combination, and I think they’re great with fresh whipped cream or a little butter melted on top. The recipe calls for 3 overly ripe bananas, but you can make them with 2 bananas if that’s all you have, or if you have 2 smaller bananas, then half the rest of the ingredients for a smaller batch. Also, if you are dying to try out the recipe, but your bananas are still fresh and yellow, you can speed up the ripening process by popping them in the oven on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil at 300° for about 30 minutes. It’s like a banana tanning bed. They should come out brown, let them cool, and then voila! You’re ready to make banana muffins.
Serves: 14 muffins
Time: 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare cupcake pan with cupcake liners (or grease pan instead)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 bananas (overly ripe – brown and soft)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon shredded lemon peel (optional)
- White chocolate chips and/or chocolate chips (I used about 1/3 cup of both)
1) Combine the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt – in a large bowl. Mix together and make a well in the center of he mixture with your spatula.
2) In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, bananas, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, and shredded lemon peel.
3) Pour the banana mixture into the well of the dry mixture and stir, combining until the batter is just moistened – fully mixed, but still lumpy.
4) Fold in chocolate chips and white chocolate chips (or nuts, if desired). Spoon batter into muffin liners and bake for 14-18 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking for a sweet topping (I forgot to do this and my muffins were delicious, but it sounds like a good idea).