Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Sugar Spun Run

These chocolate chip banana muffins are primarily based off my well-loved basic banana muffins. They’re packed filled with chocolate chips and could be made in minutes WITHOUT a mixer! Recipe features a how-to video!

The BEST Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Basic banana muffins are getting a chocolatey enhance at the moment! These chocolate chip banana muffins are tender, moist, and filled with chocolate/banana taste. They’re extremely easy to make and are available collectively in minutes–excellent for a last-minute breakfast deal with!

What makes my recipe the most effective:

  • Makes use of two completely different temperatures for tall muffin tops and delicate, tender interiors (identical to my chocolate chip muffins).
  • Based mostly off my well-loved banana muffin recipe however scaled right down to make a good dozen muffins. 
  • Simply 10 minutes of prep work with NO mixer required (in reality, please don’t use one!).
  • Seems so fairly with sparkly sugared tops and further chocolate chips. These muffins could be even prettier in my parchment paper muffin liners!

I like baking with bananas not just for the flavour they supply but in addition their moisture and sweetness too.

Right here’s a brief history on using bananas in baking, in the event you’d prefer to learn extra.

What You Want

The substances in at the moment’s recipe are only a bit completely different than my plain banana muffins. There are just a few value nothing earlier than we dive in.

  • Bananas. Don’t use inexperienced bananas! Identical to when making banana cake, utilizing overripe (I’m speaking black or brown!) bananas will yield essentially the most taste right here. I discover it best to make use of a kitchen scale to weigh my bananas and them mash them, however you could possibly definitely mash after which weigh too.
  • Sugar. We’ll use a mix of granulated and brown sugar for depth of taste. I additionally prefer to sprinkle some additional granulated sugar on prime of the muffins earlier than baking; it provides a pleasing crunch and slight sweetness. You should use coarse sugar, like turbinado or demerara, as an alternative for a extra pronounced crunch.
  • Buttermilk. Buttermilk is a key ingredient for taste and moisture (particularly since this recipe is oil-free)! I extremely suggest utilizing actual buttermilk for finest outcomes, however in the event you don’t have any readily available, my straightforward buttermilk substitute will work in a pinch!
  • Chocolate chips. Semisweet chips are my choice, however you need to use no matter variety you want. Milk chocolate could be tasty right here too! For a bakery model look, I like to avoid wasting just a few chocolate chips for including to the tops of my muffins earlier than they go within the oven.

Enjoyable reality: do you know that baking with bananas didn’t turn out to be in style in the US till the Thirties? Till that point, bananas have been a uncommon merchandise in most chain grocery shops, so house bakers have been compelled to bake with different fruits as an alternative. Are you able to think about a world with out banana bread?! Right here’s a brief history on using bananas in baking, in the event you’d prefer to learn extra.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the substances I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the put up!

Easy methods to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

  1. Begin by mashing the bananas right into a puree, then stir within the melted butter and sugars.
  2. Add the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla and stir till properly mixed.
  3. Whisk collectively the dry substances in a separate bowl.
  4. Fold the dry substances into the moist substances till 50% mixed, then add the chocolate chips.

SAM’S TIP: It’s vital to not over-mix the batter when you add the flour, as this may result in robust, chewy muffins. Cease mixing as quickly as there are not any giant pockets of flour left, and no matter you do, do NOT use a mixer!

  1. Fold within the chocolate chips till evenly integrated, however watch out to not over-mix or you could possibly create dense, rubbery muffins.
  2. Evenly divide the batter right into a lined muffin tin. I like to make use of an ice cream scoop for this!
  3. Add just a few additional chocolate chips and a sprinkle of granulated sugar on prime if desired, then bake at 425F for 8 minutes. With out opening the oven door, cut back the temperature to 350F and bake for 7-8 minutes extra till achieved.
  4. Let the muffins cool of their baking pan for 5-10 minutes, then take away to a cooling rack to chill utterly. Eradicating the muffins shortly after baking prevents soggy muffin liners.

SAM’S TIP: When checking for doneness, it’s regular to have just a few moist crumbs sticking to the toothpick; this means that the muffins are moist and never over-baked!

Steadily Requested Questions

How can I freeze these muffins?

To freeze your banana chocolate chip muffins, merely allow them to cool utterly, then retailer in a freezer bag for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge or at room temperature earlier than having fun with.

Can I make these chocolate chip banana muffins gluten free?

I haven’t examined this, however I think {that a} gluten free 1:1 baking flour would work simply high-quality right here. In the event you do do this recipe with gluten free flour, please let me know the way it works for you!

Can I take advantage of this recipe to make chocolate chip banana bread?

I suppose you could possibly, however I’d suggest you make my chocolate chip banana bread as an alternative. That recipe is a bit completely different and is designed to be made in a loaf pan. Equally, in the event you’d prefer to make this recipe with out chocolate chips, I’d suggest my banana muffins.

I’d love to listen to what you concentrate on this recipe in comparison with my basic banana muffins!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! In the event you do this recipe, be sure you tag me on Instagram, and it’s also possible to discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These chocolate chip banana muffins are primarily based off my well-loved basic banana muffins. They’re packed filled with chocolate chips and could be made in minutes WITHOUT a mixer! Recipe features a how-to video!