Friday, July 6, 2012

Banana & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Have you ever had one of those "Aha!" moments? Those moments in time where a brilliant idea effortlessly comes to you...I had one of those the other day. It all started when I wanted a snack. I had some bananas and decided to cut one in half and top it with peanut butter. Yum! I realized I had some chocolate chips on hand so I put some of those on too. Perfect! Half way through devouring my banana concoction I realized "Aha! This would make the perfect muffin!" The wheels started turning in my head and I was determined to scour the internet for the perfect recipe. It's a good thing I found one or you wouldn't be looking at these beauties...


These perfectly moist muffins are flavored with ripe bananas, a subtle hint of creamy peanut butter, and lots of chocolate chips for a flavor combination that's unlike any other. Warm one up for a killer breakfast, an afternoon snack, or satisfy a late night craving. Did I mention how low fat these babies are? Not an ounce of butter to be found and no egg! Needless to say, I'll definitely be doubling the recipe the next time around.


Makes about 18 muffins
Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large, ripe bananas
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup reduced fat milk
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine and set aside.

In a another mixing bowl, mash bananas well. Add baking powder and mix well with the mashed bananas. Add milk, peanut butter, oil, and vanilla, and mix well. Add this to the dry mixture and mix just enough to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.

Line muffin tins and fill about 3/4 full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.



























Recipe Adapted from Leanne Bakes

Linked up on Chef PickyKid and Me's Foodie Friends Friday Party

23 comments:

Marlys Folly said...

You are #100 post... yeah! and a delicious looking recipe... I would make it but will have to change the peanut butter... maybe to biscoff ~ my hubbys new peanut butter. Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday.

Chelsea said...

Thank you!!

thesmartcookiecook.com said...

I love that these are both healthy and delicious! Plus, you can't go wrong with chocolate, banana, & peanut butter!

Angie said...

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter belongs in my recipe index....YUMMMM-O!! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friends Friday. I can't wait to try these.....

Medeja said...

This sounds and looks awesome! Your recipe definitely goes on my list :)

Ashlee Christopher said...

MUST TRY YUMMY

Dolores said...

Great minds think alike. I was scouring the internet for a recipe to use some overripe bananas and an over-supply of peanut butter -- and found this. They'll be on my breakfast table tomorrow. Thanks much!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

This is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations! These need to make an appearance at my house!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friend's Friday. Please come back next week with another great recipe!

Jeff Rasmuss said...

Beautiful! I had never thought of adding peanut butter to some banana muffins before! I've totally been missing out! I'm happy to be your new follower! Keep the good recipes coming!

Awkward Kitchenette said...

These look amazing! And I nominated you for an award! See this post for details: http://www.awkwardkitchenette.com/2012/07/awards.html

Jen said...

My kids would LOVE these! They're crazy about anything with bananas and chocolate in it...

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good said...

great idea, bet they are dead tasty!

Kristina said...

mmm...!! Literally my favorite combo in the world! I just made chocolate chip banana bread last night :) Adding pb would've been sooo much better!! your muffins look fabulous darling :) !

Kate said...

Yum! These look amazing! My hubby would love these... definitely going to have to try this soon :)

Pammy said...

WOW! My mouth is watering... Add it on my to Try List! Thanks for posting!

Ellen B Cookery said...

These are mouthwatering! No eggs = Perfect for my daughter!

Marie@citronlimette.com said...

These look wonderful!

Medeja said...

I tried them and really liked!

Chelsea said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked them!!

Amber said...

I made these today and they are delicious!! I used apple sauce instead of the canola oil and whole milk.

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to try it. (and hoped that 350 meant in F, not C - I'm from New Zealand!)

I used dark choc chips and a mix of all purpose and wholegrain flour, but otherwise stayed to the recipe. :)

Verdict:
yum! :)

Chelsea said...

Ooo dark chocolate chips sound awesome in these!

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