Don't throw out those over-ripe bananas! Although the peel might be starting to blacken and the bananas might be softening a bit, they're perfect for baking! Extra sweet and easy to mash, I take over-ripe bananas as a sign that it's time for me to try a new banana recipe. This Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is one that my aunt gave me at least ten years ago, but for some reason I had never tried before. The original recipe had an egg, which I accidentally left out while I was whipping these up quickly during the Munchkins' nap time. I nervously tasted one as soon as they came out of the oven and was shocked at how moist and delicious they were! Without a doubt the best banana muffins I've ever had! With lots of pure, sweet, banana flavor and tons of melty chocolate chips tucked inside, this recipe is great reason to buy some extra bananas today!
Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3) 1/4 cup milk 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease muffin pans or use muffin cup liners.
2. Beat together butter, sugar, banana, egg, and milk until smooth. 3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then mix until combined.
4. Stir in chocolate chips and scoop batter into muffin pans.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean, then cool in muffin pan for 10 minutes before turning out.