Sunday, September 22, 2013

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

It's been absolutely beautiful here lately signaling the onset of my favorite time of the year, fall and that puts me in the baking mood.  I completely avoided the oven this summer.

I've been busy in the kitchen lately making new things.  It's been fun to experiment with different ingredients.

I had a few mushy bananas to use up so I went to the computer in search of a recipe.  I found an easy recipe for banana-chocolate chip muffins.  Normally I like nuts in my banana muffins, adding the mini chips got the chocolate lovers in my house buzzing!
These muffins were easy and delicious, perfect for breakfast or a yummy snack! 

So what have you been up to?  Have you been baking lately?

2 cups flour 
3/4 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup butter, softened 
2 large eggs 
3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed 
1/2 cup canola oil 
1 tsp vanilla 
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips(you can add more if you like)

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Line muffin tray with paper liners.  Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a mixing bowl.  Stir in sugar.  In a separate bowl, using a whisk, lightly beat eggs and butter.  Stir in oil.  Add to dry ingredients, along with mashed banana.  Using a wooden spoon, gently mix ingredients until combined. Stir in choc chips. *Don't over mix the mixture or the muffins will be tough.  Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin liners.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until firm on top when lightly touched.  Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

Recipe adapted from


  1. Yum. Michaela just recently posted a GF version of these I would love to try. Loving this weather (except the downpour yesterday, LOL).

  2. Looks yummy once again and I love how you styled the photos too.

  3. My sister said I should send a care package to my nephew who just left for collage. I was trying to think of something to make this could fit the bill!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  4. The weather is gorgeous here too. I like baking more than cooking, but I'm fighting the battle of the bulge right now. These muffins sound delicious and have two things that I love chocolate and bananas. Yummy. I'm going to file this for future reference.

  5. Looks yummy! Lovin' that pink cake plate with the black and white backdrop. I haven't done any baking lately but October and November are big bake months in our household!

  6. These muffins look super delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. I'm not one for cooking but I do love to bake and only in the fall and winter. I will definitely be giving this recipe a go.

  8. They look delicious Brandi! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Have a great week.

  9. I love chocolate chip banana bread, and this looks just as yummy! I haven't really gotten into the full force baking that comes with the fall and winter months, but the air is just starting to change out here so I am getting in the mood for sure! :) take care Brandi!

  10. It looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Brandi I love these look awesome!!!
    Im following you!

  12. Thank you so much for your kind message and dear wishes for me, on my blog today.
    Your muffins looks so yummy and tasty.
    Greetings, Dorthe

  13. November is the birthday of my daughter. I was thinking of making some muffins and had no income. Fortunately, you gave this excellent tip. I'll try to do them before so I'll can to be a expert when the date of the party comes.


  14. These look so good!! Love baking in fall! You photos are awesome too!!

    House envy

  15. Brandi, I love your pictures they are beautiful and love how your chocolate chip muffins look against the pink :-) they look delicious & I start baking in Fall too; warms up the house nicely! :-)

  16. Dear Brandi, Great way to use the banana's.
    I love these with coffee! and a little cream cheese.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  17. Looks and sounds yummy! Will def be trying these!

  18. I just might not eat these because your presentation is so pretty! It's the season for baking and they do look so delicious! Thanks for sharing! xx

  19. These look so delicious, Brandi! These are the types of things I miss since having to go gluten free several years ago. You just can not find baked goods that taste like those with wheat flour. I've come close, but I still remember what the "regular" type tastes like!

  20. oh I have all of these ingredients! making them now!

  21. oh I have all of these ingredients! making them now!

  22. These look incredible Brandi! I haven't baked in forever but I'd love to try to make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  23. Funny, I made banana loaf last Sunday with chocolate chips too! Although mine wasn;t from scratch - used Trader Joe's mix and added fresh bananas and chocolate chips!Super moist and yum! Must try yours Brandi!

  24. It's always a toss up around here; nuts or chips. We don't enjoy Banana Muffins as much if they have both. (strange I know:) I'm always in favor of chips because, hey, a girl just needs bits of chocolate every now and again when she's trying to get her daily serving of fruits, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Brandi. Your muffins look heavenly!

  25. Oh Brandi, I wish I had one of those delicious muffins for my breakfast right now! YUM!

  26. Would you believe I don't eat chocolate at all? :)

  27. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog =) these look super yummy, thanks for the recipe!!!


  28. these look delish! love chocolate chips with banana bread and love your cute pink plate over the black & white napkins :)

  29. This looks absolutely delightful! I'll have to make it!

    I've been hooked on pear bread. I found the recipe on Pinterest and it has been my baking addiction this fall!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  30. Just a quick update, this was a huge hit in my house and I've gotten the request to make it again this weekend!!!


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