Monday, February 22, 2010

Banana chip muffins

This one is so easy and so good you'll soon be calling it one of your go-to baking recipes. It's definitely one of those things that I can pretend is healthy while satisfying my need for something sweet. Plus it's kid-friendly.

Here's what you need:

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of softened butter
6 ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 cups of butterscotch or chocolate chips, depending on your preference

In a bowl, mash the bananas and mix in the beaten egg and vanilla. Set aside.

In another bowl, measure out your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon) and whisk until well-blended.

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the banana mixture and blend thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients, mix well. Stir in the chips by hand.

Pour into paper-lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 24 muffins.

I very often cut this recipe in half, especially if I only have a couple of over-ripe bananas on hand. You can also pour the batter into parchment lined loaf pans (the full recipe makes two loaves) and bake for about 50 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. Your Photographs are gorgeous! And this looks so yummy. Can't wait to give it a try.

  2. The only amendment I would make to this recipe now, is that I would use less than 2 cups of butterscotch chips. They tend to overwhelm more than the chocolate and are sweeter. So, my advice is when using the butterscotch chips (which are super delicious) less is more. Enjoy!!

  3. Thanks for the yummy recipe! I did use a 1/2 cup less butterscotch chips but the muffins were still greasy on the bottom & stuck to the paper liners. I might have used too many bananas so, for those clueless cooks like me, it would be helpful to know how many cups of banana mush are equal to 6 ripe bananas. We are still scarfing the muffins down, as the full recipe yielded 18 muffins, easily. Delicious!