Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins the next time you have ripe bananas. These soft muffins are perfect for breakfast or afternoon snacking.

Last month we went on a short three-day cruise, and I came back with a new breakfast obsession. On the breakfast buffet, they had cold muesli.

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Now to be honest the first day that I got it, I thought it was just plain overnight oats. When I took my first bite I noticed the shredded apples and nuts along with the oats and realized it was a little bit different.

It was the first time I had experienced cold muesli, and I have to say I am a huge fan now.  Of course, it could have been all the extras I loaded my bowl up with. Raisins, granola, and cinnamon were on the top of my first bowl.

The second day I loaded it up with sliced bananas, granola, and peanut butter. Any guesses which one I went with on the third day?

You got it. Banana and peanut butter. It's a timeless combo that I will always love.  

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In fact, I love it so much that I loaded these soft and fluffy breakfast muffins with lots of ripe bananas and peanut butter too. And chocolate. Chocolate is almost always a must when I bake with bananas.

These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins used to hold the number one spot in our house. Our kids used to always ask for those chocolate muffins for breakfast. That is until I made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

I actually made these banana muffins a few months ago, and our daughter still talks about them. She would be perfectly happy if I kept these muffins on the counter and this Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream in the freezer all the time.

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Tips for making these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins:

Use very ripe bananas. Buy a bunch and set them aside until they are brown and spotty. Extra ripe bananas make the best baked goods.

Line your muffin pans with cupcake liners. You can grease the tins and bake them without liners, but I found they didn't rise as pretty when baked that way. The taste was exactly the same though. The liners give the batter something to hold on to as they are baking.

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Do not over mix your batter. Of course, this is an important thing to remember with almost all things you bake. Over mixing ingredients can create a dry, tough muffin. Light and fluffy muffins are what we are going for here, so do not over mix.

Spoon the batter evenly into the liners. You are going to fill the liners almost full. Do not worry. They will not overflow and create a mess in your oven. Trust me. I tested this recipe four different times, and they never overflowed.

Add a few extra chocolate chips to the tops of the muffins before baking them. It's not necessary, but I just love how it makes the peanut butter muffins prettier. And extra chocolate is never to be questioned.

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Do not let the finished muffins stay in the muffin tin after the timer goes off. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins will continue to bake in a hot tin, so remove them after two or three minutes.

Go ahead and make a double batch and freeze one for later. Our son says they are amazing right out of the freezer, while our daughter likes to microwave them for 10 seconds for hot melty chips.

Both ways are perfectly acceptable and delicious.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Mashed Banana, 4 medium
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place 20 liners in 2 muffin tins.
  2. Beat the sugar and oil until mixed together.
  3. Add the peanut butter, eggs, banana, and vanilla and mix again.
  4. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and slowly add to the banana mixture.
  5. Gently stir in 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Spoon the mixture evenly into the liners. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake 18 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and let the muffins cool in the pan for 2 minutes before removing them and placing them on a wire rack. Let cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container. These muffins can also be frozen for later.

 

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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 20 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 79
Calories 211

% Daily Value*
15%
Total Fat 10g
7%
  Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Sodium 180mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 28g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 15g
8%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!