Meet my new favorite muffin. Not just mine. I made these Banana, Chocolate Chip Muffins on Saturday afternoon and by suppertime they were gone. All of them.
As in demolished, snarfed, devoured. The girls, the husband and the very naughty dog who jumped on the counter and helped himself, were to blame. There were a few reasons for this greedy behavour:
- The aroma as they were cooking got everyone excited. A Heavenly sort of baking banana comforting scent.
- The muffins are hugely flavorful, they’re like your own individual little banana cake.
- Adding chocolate chips and walnuts generally makes everything taste special.
Watch how to make Banana, Chocolate Chip Muffins.
As you can see they take about 2 minutes to whip up. That’s what I love about muffins, you can create a deliciously yummy treat without going through all the trouble of making a cake:)
What can I substitute?
All sorts of things!
- Gluten free flour instead of all purpose, for my favorite click HERE
- Don’t like walnuts? try pecans or macadamias
- Want fruit? take out the chocolate chips and add blueberries
- All out of applesauce? substitute a flax “egg.” For a great video showing you exactly how to do this click HERE
- Try using Rapeseed Oil instead of canola, it’s less refined and is GREAT for baking
Ok, Question! WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE TYPE OF MUFFIN ?Print
Banana, Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Pre heat the oven to 400F
Line a muffin tray with paper liners
Combine together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Mash the bananas very well in a separate bowl and set aside.
In a third bowl whisk together the sugar, canola oil, applesauce and vanilla extract. Add the applesauce to the mix and combine.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine, don’t over mix.
Add the chocolate chips and walnut pieces. Gently stir together.
Fill the lined muffin cups 3/4 full with the batter. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until risen and golden. Please don’t over bake!
Remove from the oven, allow too cool for a few minutes then transfer the muffins to a baking rack to cool thoroughly. Enjoy.