Super easy and quick to make banana chocolate chip muffins made with dark chocolate chunks!
Once upon a time, I went out with my friends & one of them got a box of banana chocolate chip muffins. That wouldn’t have been my first, second or even third choice of muffins but I ate one anyway. To my surprise, they were amazing. My whole life, I would much rather have a lemon poppyseed, blueberry or cinnamon streusel muffin (I probably still would) but this was such a pleasant surprise that I couldn’t get out of my mind since.
So what did I do?! I pondered a little but eventually, I went home & waited patiently for my bananas to ripen, trying to get my husband not to eat them in the process. & that’s how these little perfect looking banana chocolate chip muffins came to be.
How To Make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins?
These are actually quite simple to make. The steps are similar to making a cake. Beginning with oil, sugar, and eggs. Then alternate adding wet and dry ingredients. I always alternate adding these because I don’t want my batter to become too thin or too thick before adding the other. So if you add all the flour and then the wet ingredients, you’d have a dough before adding the wet ingredients. & adding the wet first could risk separating your batter.
Then you fold in your chocolate chunks & bake! My dad seems to think that chocolate chunks don’t belong in banana muffins (he’s a banana bread with no chocolate kind of guy). I disagree, for aesthetic and flavor purposes, bananas and chocolate deserve each other. Now the baking for muffins is always a little different. I always preheat my oven to 425F and bake them for five minutes. Then lower the heat to 350F and bake for another 15 minutes. This gives the muffins that nice, round muffin top.
What you’ll need
- Bananas – the riper the better
- Sour cream – you can also use greek yogurt
- Milk – any milk is fine
- Flour – all-purpose flour, always
- Baking powder & Soda – muffins need extra rise and bananas make the batter extra heavy so using a large amount here
- Cinnamon – can’t have banana without cinnamon
- Salt – brings out flavor and balance
- Sugar – I use brown sugar and granulated sugar here (you can get away with using the full amount of just one kind)
- Oil – any oil works, I used a neutral oil here but in this banana bread recipe, you can see olive oil pairs really well with bananas
- Eggs – use large eggs
- Chocolate – i prefer dark chocolate chunks but any chocolate chips works
How to store banana chocolate chip muffins
For leftover muffins, cover the pan with a lid, place them in an airtight container or a ziplock bag and keep them at room temperature.
To freeze them for later, wrap each one in plastic wrap individually and then place them in a freezer bag. Remove one at a time when eating.
Alrighty, enough muffin talk. You know you have a few ripe bananas sitting on your counter that you need to make muffins with right about now! & if you do, make sure to tag me @baranbakery on instagram so I can see too! As always, have a blessed day and happy baking!