A few days ago I noticed that we had a few bananas that were getting a bit ripe so I thought that me and O could make some kind of banana cakes or loaf with them. I searched on Pinterest and found this recipe on Taste of Home for Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. The recipe seemed fairly easy to follow so we choose to make them.
I’m not a massive fan of bananas but with the chocolate chips (which I added extra of!) the muffins had a nice subtle banana taste that wasn’t overpowering. The recipe was easy for O to follow along with and the muffins tasted delicious! O has been asking for ‘banana cake’ all week!
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup mashed bananas (1-2 medium bananas)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 miniature semisweet chocolate chips (we added extra chocolate chips and they were regular sized and not miniature)
In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar.
Beat in the egg, bananas and vanilla.
Combine the flours, baking soda and salt. Add to the bowl of creamed mixture until just moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cases 3/4 full with the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
This recipe will make roughly 6 muffins. We doubled our ingredients as we had 3 ripe bananas and we ended up with about 15 muffins.