Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Topping

I’m not sure if this happens to you, but I always get a banana craving when I go grocery shopping, only to buy them and have them sit on my countertop until it’s too late. If you ask me, putting them at the front of the store is a great marketing strategy. Since I don’t like food going to waste, I usually end up baking with the overripe bananas. Add a recent chocolate craving I’ve been having and these chocolate chip banana muffins came to life.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin

It all starts with a few ingredients you probably already have lying around the house. At least I do. You never know when the baking bug is going to strike!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins ingredients

First, mix the ingredients in a stand mixer. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins batter

Pour batter into a large muffin tin lined with parchment paper or greased. This recipe will make about two batches, or 12 muffins.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins cups  

Combine brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon in a bowl. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins sugar topping

Sprinkle about a tablespoon over each muffin. This step is completely optional. The muffins will still taste great without this topping, but it does give it a nice crusty top.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins topping

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Moist, chocolaty and delicious. Plus, the bananas have been saved! These muffins were also a lifesaver those mornings that Olivia was a little bit more needy than usual aka one-handed eating. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins recipe

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Topping

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Brown Sugar Topping: 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon butter

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the muffins, except chocolate chips, in a stand mixer. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into large muffin tins lined with parchment paper or greased.
  4. Combine all ingredients of the brown sugar topping.
  5. Sprinkle about a tablespoon over each muffin.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!

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