My 4-year-old asks me to make banana bread everyday. He literally cheers when we have bananas that are brown so we can make banana bread.
I thought I would make something a little more kid friendly with our overripe bananas, and he was thrilled.
These Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are perfect for tiny hands, and taste amazing. If you love banana bread (and chocolate) you are going to love these.
They are perfect for snacks, breakfast, dessert, or just whenever you have a little sweet tooth coming on. The kids will also love helping you make these.
could i make these in a standard muffin tin?
For this particular recipe, we made them in a mini muffin tin. My little kids love the mini ones, and they look like the pre packaged muffins at the store that my kids adore.
However, you could easily make this in a standard size muffin tin. You will probably only be able to get about 12 muffins using the normal size tin.
You could also add muffin liners if you desire, but I have found that when I just give the tin a little spray with non-stick cooking spray, that they slide right out with a knife.
do these freeze well?
These muffins freeze great. We will usually put them in individual sized snack bags, and squeeze all the air out, and take them out as needed. They will last nicely in your freezer for about 2 weeks.
These are also delicious when they are refrigerated. It keeps them a little more moist, and preserves them just a little longer.
They are also really yummy when they are a little bit cold.
what could i put in them instead of chocolate chips?
I love chocolate with my banana bread, but if you are looking to switch it up, here are a few recommendations:
- Mini M & M’s
- Coconut Shreds
- Cinnamon Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Peanut Butter Chips
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Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
- ½ cup butter 1 stick
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed banana (3-4 bananas)
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and beat.
- Add bananas, milk and lemon juice.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and add to wet ingredients.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spray mini muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray and fill with batter.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Hand mixer
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Mini Muffin Tin
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