Quarantine Baking: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Like everyone else, I’ve found myself drawn to baking comfort food while we are stuck at home with the coronavirus quarantine. Since we’ve been at home we have made brownies, cookie topped brownies, a birthday cake for my husband, the internet famous 5 ingredient peanut butter chocolate chip cookies… and banana chocolate chip muffins.

We had a few overripe bananas, so I put out a call for recipes on my Instagram Stories. I mostly did this for Travis, because I don’t even like banana bread but he does. My bonus sister, Jaclyn, came through with a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe, so I decided to give it a try.

Ingredients to make 12 muffins:

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 – 4 ripe bananas (I used 4)
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream (I didn’t have any, so I used Greek yogurt)
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 handful chocolate chips

Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 355 degrees and use some oil on a paper towel to wipe around in your muffin pan so they don’t stick.

Step 2: Then, in a small bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.

Step 3: In a large bowl, combine sugar and eggs until creamy (I did this by hand and didn’t bother getting out my mixer). With a fork, mash the bananas. Add the mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, oil and vanilla to the egg mixture. Mix until combined. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and combine.

Step 3 1/2: Here is where I went off-script. Travis didn’t want chocolate chips in his muffins, but I obviously did. So, I poured half the recipe into the muffin pan, then I threw in a handful of chocolate chips and mixed them into the remaining mixture. When I added the extra-special-good mixture into the muffin pan, I also threw a few chocolate chips on top of each so I could tell which one was which.

Step 4: Bake in a preheated oven at 355°F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

And… they are DELICIOUS!

Oh my gosh, I don’t even LIKE banana bread, but these banana chocolate chip muffins are so incredibly moist and chocolaty and yummy. In fact, I bought some extra bananas last week so that I can let them get overripe just to give me an excuse to make these muffins again!

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