Friday, January 27, 2012

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

One sunny Saturday in a long-ago September, a boy and a girl said, "I do," in front of 275 of their closest relatives and friends, who had journeyed to the middle of Nebraska from 16 different states and one foreign country to share this special day. The morning after dawned bright and beautiful, and to thank and enjoy the company of these wonderful people, the girl's parents hosted a brunch for 150 in their big, flowering backyard. (As you may have guessed, the mother and father were very kind and indulgent toward their only daughter.)

As it happened, the girl loved chocolate, and the boy loved banana bread. In a cookbook she'd received as a bridal shower gift, the girl found a recipe for Chocolate ChunkBanana Bread and made it to serve at the brunch. It was a great success. A modified version of this recipe follows.

BananaChocolate Chip Muffins
(adapted from All Time Favorite Recipes: Breakfast & Brunch)
2 eggs
3 med. ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 c. canola oil
1/4 c. milk
2 c. whitewhole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. cream of tartar
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin. In a large bowl with a wooden spoon, mix eggs, mashed bananas, oil and milk. Add flour, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop batter into muffin tin. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: You can omit the cream of tartar and baking soda and use 2 teaspoons of baking powder instead.


  1. These look yummy! We might have to give these a go. I've been trying to use up all the left over baking goodies from Christmas. Yesterday we had chocolate chip pancakes. Thanks for posting all these awesome recipes. I really liked the fresh whipped topping on apple cider.

  2. Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying them! We like chocolate chip pancakes around here, too, especially for birthday mornings. :)