Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Here come two AMAZING-SOUNDING banana & chocolate recipes from King Arthur Flour…

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 c. mashed banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c. flour (unbleached all-purpose)
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  • (optional) 1 c. chopped walnuts, pre-toasted in a 350 F oven for 8 minutes
  • (optional) 1/8 – 1/4 tsp coconut or butter rum flavor

Preheat oven to 350 F (and toast walnuts if desired).  Lightly grease 12-14 standard muffin cups.

In stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.

Beat in the mashed banana, then the egg, milk, and optional flavorings.

Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flours, stirring until smooth.  Increase speed if necessary to remove lumps.

Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.  Do not use high speed for this part, moron, or you’ll just pulverize the chocolate and nutty bits.

Heap batter into prepared muffin cups, mounding them quite full.  If desired, sprinkle the tops with coarse white sugar.

Bake 20-23 minutes, until it passes a toothpick test.

Remove the muffins from the oven, and tilt them in the pan to cool a bit in order to prevent the bottoms from becoming soggy.  As soon as they are a handle-able temperature, transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Source: I already told you, King Arthur’s Flour 😛

I should probably note that they include directions for adding cinnamon bits, also, but I didn’t include that in my re-typing.  And they say the chocolate chips are optional.  HAH!


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