chocolate- chocolate chip banana muffins

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Maggie May Schill
Jacksonville, FL

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!

★★★★★ 3
serves 24
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate- chocolate chip banana muffins

  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    creamed cheese, softened
  • 3 md
    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)

How To Make chocolate- chocolate chip banana muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350'F Grease, or line with cups, two muffin pans.
  • 2
    In a small mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and espresso powder. Set aside.
  • 4
    In another mixing bowl cream eggs together with bananas. Stir in vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • 5
    Add butter/cream cheese/sugar mixture to the flour mixture. With a hand blender, blend until well incorporated. Batter will be thick.
  • 6
    Add banana/egg/vanilla mixture to the flour mixture and continue to blend until completely incorporated.
  • 7
    Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 8
    Pour batter evenly out into muffin pans. Garnish with pecans if desired. Bake for 21-28 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.