Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Sugar Spun Run

These chocolate chip banana muffins are based mostly off my well-loved basic banana muffins. They’re packed filled with chocolate chips and will 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 right this 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–good for a last-minute breakfast deal with!

What makes my recipe the very best:

  • Makes use of two totally different temperatures for tall muffin tops and comfortable, tender interiors (identical to my chocolate chip muffins).
  • Based mostly off my well-loved banana muffin recipe however scaled all the way down to make a fair 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, when you’d wish to learn extra.

What You Want

The components in right this moment’s recipe are only a bit totally different than my plain banana muffins. There are a couple of value nothing earlier than we dive in.

  • Bananas. Don’t use inexperienced bananas! Similar to when making banana cake, utilizing overripe (I’m speaking black or brown!) bananas will yield probably 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 may actually mash after which weigh too.
  • Sugar. We’ll use a mix of granulated and brown sugar for depth of taste. I additionally wish to sprinkle some further granulated sugar on prime of the muffins earlier than baking; it provides a nice crunch and slight sweetness. You should use coarse sugar, like turbinado or demerara, as a substitute 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 greatest outcomes, however when you don’t have any readily available, my straightforward buttermilk substitute will work in a pinch!
  • Chocolate chips. Semisweet chips are my desire, however you should use no matter type you want. Milk chocolate could be tasty right here too! For a bakery fashion look, I like to avoid wasting a couple of 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 into fashionable in america till the Thirties? Till that point, bananas had been a uncommon merchandise in most chain grocery shops, so dwelling bakers had been pressured to bake with different fruits as a substitute. Are you able to think about a world with out banana bread?! Right here’s a brief history on using bananas in baking, when you’d wish to learn extra.

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

The way 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 nicely mixed.
  3. Whisk collectively the dry components in a separate bowl.
  4. Fold the dry components into the moist components till 50% mixed, then add the chocolate chips.

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

  1. Fold within the chocolate chips till evenly included, however watch out to not over-mix or you may 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 a couple of further 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, scale back the temperature to 350F and bake for 7-8 minutes extra till performed.
  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 a couple of moist crumbs sticking to the toothpick; this means that the muffins are moist and never over-baked!

Ceaselessly 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 effective right here. In case you do do that 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 may, however I’d suggest you make my chocolate chip banana bread as a substitute. That recipe is a bit totally different and is designed to be made in a loaf pan. Equally, when you’d wish to make this recipe with out chocolate chips, I’d suggest my banana muffins.

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

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! In case you do that recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can too discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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