Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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Maggie May Schill

By
@NakedMaggie

I went to a seminar at a friend's dojo in Melbourne about a month ago. They always have a lot of bananas at those sort of things so visitors can get some quick potassium to help aid them in their training. This time around I was sent home with a huge bundle of left over bananas, so as a result I have a bunch of banana recipes to test. These muffins are the best of that experiment!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c
creamed cheese, softened
3 medium
bananas, ripened and mashed
1 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
fine espresso powder
1/2 c
pecan pieces for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350'F

Grease, or line with cups, two muffin pans.
2In a small mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar. Set aside.
3In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and espresso powder. Set aside.
4In another mixing bowl cream eggs together with bananas. Stir in vanilla extract. Set aside.
5Add butter/cream cheese/sugar mixture to the flour mixture. With a hand blender, blend until well incorporated. Batter will be thick.
6Add banana/egg/vanilla mixture to the flour mixture and continue to blend until completely incorporated.
7Fold in chocolate chips.
8Pour batter evenly out into muffin pans. Garnish with pecans if desired.
Bake for 21-28 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

About Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian