Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

My kids are muffin fanatics. We often eat breakfast in the car on the way to school and most other breakfast foods simply fail to deliver here. Syrup for pancakes is too messy, the girl child doesn’t like granola bars, and the boy doesn’t love cereal the way the girl does.

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Muffins solve all of my problems, folks. I can even sometimes convince the kids they are getting cupcakes for breakfast when I try a new recipe. If that isn’t winning, then I don’t know what is. It also gets my kids in the kitchen to provide child labor help Mom.

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My husband has a deep-seated love of breakfast smoothies, so we always have excess bananas around the house. As soon as they start to look a little mushy, I start making plans for them. I have a few recipes for banana muffins that incorporate various levels of banana-iness. This one is a fairly minimal–requiring just 4 bananas for a big batch of 33. These freeze extremely well but it could easily be halved if you aren’t as muffin crazy as we are.

This recipe uses the creaming method that is similar to a basic cookie: Beat together butter and sugars, add eggs, then alternate wet and dry ingredients. Add mixins at the end. I love this method for muffins because it makes multiple batches in the stand mixer easy as pie. You also end up with a nice light fluffy muffin so you don’t even have to feel guilty about having two.

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Banana Muffins
makes 33 muffins

5 cups of all purpose flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
4 Large mashed ripe bananas
½ cup whole milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup softened butter
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sugar
6 large eggs
1.5 bags chocolate chips

Bowl 1: flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg

Bowl 2: bananas, milk, vanilla

Mixer: sugars and butter. Beat for 5 minutes, add eggs. Alternate ½ dry and half wet.

Add chocolate chips by hand.

Scoop with a large ice cream scoop into liners.

Bake at 350 for 23 minutes

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