chocolate chip banana mini muffins

chocolate chip banana mini muffins

chocolate chip banana mini muffins

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Banana

A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry[1][2] – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.[3] In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called “plantains”, distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe.

The fruits grow upward in clusters near the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible seedless (parthenocarp) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name for this hybrid, Musa sapientum, is no longer used

Because the office loves them and they can feed a crowd.

Although banana bread will always be one of my favorite baked goods, I like to make banana muffins when I’m feeling a little bit fancier. Muffins are especially great for sharing with the office; when I worked in corporate, folks would get INCREDIBLY excited when I brought in muffins.

Most muffin recipes, however, only make 12 or so muffins (which was not enough for my 16-person engineering team). And therein lies the genius of the mini muffin tin—a muffin recipe that makes 12 regular sized muffins can usually make AT LEAST double the number of mini muffins. It’s truly great for feeding a crowd.

chocolate chip banana mini muffins
chocolate chip banana mini muffins

Because they’re fun to make.

This banana muffin recipe is also fun to try if you’re a beginner baker looking to step up your game. If you’ve made banana bread, you can easily make banana muffins. The recipes are pretty much the same, but vary in technique

Making mini muffins is a fun little challenge too! Although it can be slightly tricky to fill up the smaller cavities of the muffin tin (be sure to check out my baker’s notes below on how to best do so!), it’s still an attainable technique for beginners who seldom bake. It’s not like, say, making macarons (which I have never managed to successfully do)

Ingredients

  • ▢1 ½ cups mashed banana (about 3 or 4 bananas)
  • ▢⅓ cup (75g) butter (melted)
  • ▢¾ cup (160g) sugar
  • ▢1 egg
  • ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ▢1 ½ cups (210g) flour
  • ▢1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ▢¾ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or paper cases. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Mash bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl, add the melted butter and combine.
  3. Mix in sugar, egg & vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt to the wet ingredients and start to mix together.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and fold together until only just combined. A few floury lumps is perfect.
  6. Spoon into a greased 24 count mini muffin pan, filling them right to the top.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and they are starting to go golden brown on top. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  9. Store in an airtight container or freeze.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg

How Long Do They Bake in the Oven?

The muffins take 20 to 25 minutes to bake. Take them out of the oven when the tops are golden, and after inserting a toothpick in the center of a muffin, it comes out clean.

For mini muffins, the bake time will be less. I’d expect 10 to 15 minutes

chocolate chip banana mini muffins
chocolate chip banana mini muffins

More Banana Recipes

If you love banana muffins, you will love banana bread! Here’s our classic banana bread recipe.

For a lighter version of these muffins, please take a look at our healthy banana blueberry muffins. In that recipe, we swap olive oil for the butter, use whole wheat flour and add blueberries instead of chocolate chips.

Our perfect banana pancakes made with buttermilk, mashed banana, and spices are such a treat!

Use leftover bananas to make our quick banana smoothie or this banana strawberry baked oatmeal.

Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Tips:

  • Preference not to use liners, because the muffins are so moist they tend to just stick and be messy, unless you lightly spray with them with non-stick cooking spray right before baking
  • To freeze, wrap securely in freezer wrap, or place in freezer bags, getting out as much air as possible. Muffins can be stored frozen for up to 3 months. Muffins can be thawed completely at room temperature, or heat frozen muffins in the microwave by placing unwrapped muffin(s) on napkin, microwave-safe paper towel or plate. Microwave on HIGH about 20-30 seconds for each muffin
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NOTES

Tip: Preference not to use liners, because the muffins are so moist they tend to just stick and be messy, unless you lightly spray with them with non-stick cooking spray right before baking.

To freeze, wrap securely in freezer wrap, or place in freezer bags, getting out as much air as possible. Muffins can be stored frozen for up to 3 months. Muffins can be thawed completely at room temperature, or heat frozen muffins in the microwave by placing unwrapped muffin(s) on napkin, microwave-safe paper towel or plate. Microwave on HIGH about 20-30 seconds for each muffin.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Banana chocolate chips muffins are a super easy recipe that is made with simple ingredients.
  • They are fluffy and moistwith a sweet banana flavor and a few jolts of delicious semi-sweet AND milk chocolate chips!
  • They are a good way to use up ripe bananas and they freezewell for later!
  • They are great not just for breakfast but are a great after school snack. They even make a nice little dessert when warmed up and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The sky is the limit for these tasty muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins, which simply mix together in a bowl, are made with a mix of pantry staples and get their sweetness primarily from ripe bananas. There’s a bit of added sweetener in the mix to help even things out and just enough dark chocolate to make these feel like a treat.

They have healthy fats, potassium and even some fiber. But mostly…they just taste really good. I love the hint of peanut butter in these and that they’re a really satisfying muffin, either on their own or topped with more peanut butter, cream cheese, or butter.

These are great for either breakfast or a snack, and sometimes we even use them as a main dish to build a lunch around

How to Store

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can freeze fully cooled muffins store in a zip top freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Warm from frozen in the microwave in 15 second increments or thaw at room temp or in the fridge

Want more banana – ohhhh do I have banana recipes for you:

  • Banana Cream Pie Bites
  • Nutella Banana Bread Bites
  • 3-Ingredient Oatmeal, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
  • Banana Fluff Parfait
  • Baked Banana Oatmeal
  • Bananas – Use brown bananas or ones that are soft with some brown spots. If you only have fresh bananas or need to ripen your bananas faster, you can place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and warm them up in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 F. They will turn a dark brown. Wait for them to cool down before using in this recipe.

How long to bake mini banana muffins?

Bake mini banana muffins for 20 – 22 minutes until the top of the muffin is golden brown and the muffins have risen.

Can I substitute the almond flour?

You can swap both the almond flour and coconut flour with oat flour, gluten free 1:1, all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Be advised though, the muffins may not rise like shown.

chocolate chip banana mini muffins
chocolate chip banana mini muffins

Can I make regular sized muffins?

Yes, this recipe works as a regular muffin recipe too. The baking time will longer so I recommend checking the muffins after 25 minutes.

How ripe should bananas be for muffins?

Be sure to use overripe bananas for these muffins. The best bananas for baking should be very well speckled or even nearly black. This is important when baking Banana Bread, muffins, cake, or cupcakes

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