Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
I am so excited to finally share a dessert recipe with you guys! It took me a while to perfect this recipe with so many trials and errors. It took me a while to learn that the best bananas for this dessert are the bananas that are so brown and mushy, they aren't even whole bananas anymore! But it makes a HUGE difference compared to using ripe, yellow bananas.
I remember when I first made banana bread, years ago. I was so excited to have everyone try it and tell me what they thought. I remember one of my friends trying it and as soon as she took a bite, she looked up at me in complete shock. I was confused, but she told me it was good besides the fact that she took a bite of a whole chunk of baking soda... yup, baking soda. Yum!
After this, I learned the importance of sifting dry ingredients, especially baking soda/powder. I never made that mistake again... haha.
Alright, let's get started with this delicious, chocolatey goodness! Here are the ingredients you need:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 8 tbsp (or 1 stick) Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Bananas
- 1 tbsp Milk (any milk of your choice)
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips (amount is optional)
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Put your 3 bananas in a medium mixing bowl. Add your milk of choice and mash your bananas until little to no chunks left.
I use a fork to mash mine. This is what it should look like when you're done! I like leaving a few chunks of the banana so you can really taste the banana in the muffins. Set the mashed bananas aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add your sugar and your softened stick of butter. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Mix until the butter is well combined with the sugar.
Add the eggs. Mix until combined. Make sure it's very well combined.
Add your mashed bananas and milk mixture to the bowl and again, mix until all ingredients in the bowl are combined nicely.
Now time for the dry ingredients. I don't have a sifter, ironically, but you can add all the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, and baking powder to a bowl. Use a fork to go through the dry ingredients, making sure there are no chunks and the three ingredients are combined in the bowl.
This step is important. It's time to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients but not all at once! I like to use a 1/4 cup to add my dry ingredients in parts. For every 1/4 cup you add in, turn on your mixer on the lowest setting and let it mix until combined. Do this until you've added all the dry ingredients.
It should look like this! It shouldn't be too thick.
Now for my favorite part... adding in the chocolate chips! I don't like telling you how much to use, that's what makes it so fun! ;) I add about 2 cups of chocolate chips. You can add more or less. Mix until combined but only until combined, then stop mixing. We don't want to overmix.
This is what it should look like after mixing in the chocolate chips.
You can either put this muffin batter in a bread loaf pan or a muffin pan. I love baking them in a mini muffin pan. I lather each slot with a bit of oil so my muffins don't stick to the pan. You can also butter each slot too. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until muffins turn a golden color.
1 cup Sugar
8 tbsp (1 stick) Unsalted Butter
1 tbsp Milk
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a medium mixing bowl, mash your bananas and add 1 tbsp milk. Set aside for later use.
In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and butter. Combine using a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
Add the eggs. Combine.
add the mashed banana and milk mixture to the wet ingredients.
In a separate bowl, sift your dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in parts.
Once all ingredients are well combined, add as many chocolate chips as u want.
Put the batter in a bread pan or a muffin pan and then bake for 30 min or until the muffins start turning a golden color.
Don't forget to smile, it's Sunnah! :)