Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

by Kate on July 2, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! After not having muffins last week, it’s time to get back to it although I think last Monday’s recipe was well worth skipping muffins for. I would love to have that for breakfast! I may have done just that at one point… just a handful. Maybe. But I digress. This Monday I have muffins for you and muffins are  definitely more “breakfasty.” You won’t feel the least bit ashamed telling people you ate them.

This morning I bring to you bananas and chocolate! This is a classic combination. I love fruit for all its virtues just by itself however, I also never mind fruit with chocolate. These muffins will start your week off right with their moist cake thanks to the bananas and some sour cream. They’ll also give you a little something sweet with chocolate chips scattered throughout. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Enjoy!

~K

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup sour cream

5 tablespoons butter, melted

1 large very ripe banana, mashed

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

– In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

– In a large bowl, mix together the egg, sour cream, butter and bananas.

– Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.

– Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

– Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

– Enjoy!

 

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Stay-At-Home-Chef July 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Glad to have you back this week! Love that you combined the bananas with this week’s recipe…it’s like you did a two for one muffin! Happy Muffin Monday 🙂

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Kate July 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Glad to be back! Thanks! Happy Monday! Headed over to see your creation now 🙂

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Lisa July 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I Love bananas with chocolate, and these muffins are the absolute bomb! Yhe slice of banana on top of each one is perfect 🙂 My fave muffin place makes a banana muffin that’s to die for..and they smush a bunch of banana slices into the top before baking. My favorite part in the muffin top!

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Kate July 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Lisa! Glad you like the banana slice on top. I actually almost immediately regretted that cause the bananas turned brown during baking (duh!) and I thought that looked pretty unappetizing. But it definitely tasted good!

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Anna @ hiddenponies July 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

I love banana chocolate chip muffins! So pretty with the banana slice on top.

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Kate July 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Anna! They went FAST! I think they were all gone in just over a day.

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Baker Street July 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Like I said, best of both worlds! Love that you topped it with a slice of banana too! 🙂

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Kate July 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Thanks An! Loved the recipe this week 🙂

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shruti July 4, 2012 at 5:24 am

made these today & they’re yumm 😀 added vanilla essence & cinnamon too. thanks !

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Kate July 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oh I’m so glad to hear you made them and enjoyed them! I love your addition of cinnamon and vanilla essence. I actually debated whether to sprinkle in some cinnamon or not. I asked my husband and through a mouthful of muffin he told me they were perfect the way they were but I agree with you, cinnamon would have been a plus. Thanks for letting me know you liked them!

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry July 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Chocolate and fruit always work well together–you’re right! Nice job on the muffins–they look very tasty!

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Kate July 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Thanks Carrie! They went very fast around here 🙂 So good! Moist and banana-y

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