Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

One thing my kids really like are muffins. It really doesn’t matter what kind of muffins either. Although, they are rather partial to banana muffins. Can you blame them? There are very few things better than bananas, chocolate or peanut butter. Add all of those things together and you have epic banana muffins with chocolate and peanut butter.

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Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas, mashed (about 1 cup or so)
  • 2/3 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 TBSP Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour (Try thisbanana muffins)
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cream your butter and sugar together until completely incorporated. Next add your eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg you add.
  3. Beat in the bananas, peanut butter, milk and vanilla.
  4. Combine all of your dry ingredients and add it to your wet ingredients little by little. Mix the two together with a large spoon or spatula.
  5. Put your banana muffins batter in the fridge for one hour.
  6. Fill your muffin liners all the way to the top with your batter.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower your oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Check it at the 10 minute mark with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, pull them out. If not, leave them in for an additional 1-2 minutes. Mine took the additional 2 minutes.
  8. Allow the banana muffins to cool in the muffin tin for about 3-4 minutes. Then take them out and put them on a wire rack. They will be hot!

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So…you’re probably wondering why the two temperatures for the banana muffins. I had read that if you wanted to get that nice domed look that professional bakers get with their muffins and cupcakes, you need to do that with the baking. Normally mine will have that domed look, more so than what they have here, but I accidentally used baking powder instead of baking soda. While they taste pretty much how they should…I don’t think they look like they normally do!

How did they taste?

AMAZING! Both kids devoured one very quickly. Technically I am the only one in the house that has to eat gluten free, but my kids prefer the baked goods I make with gluten free flour better than anything else. They are a tad more dense than non-gluten free baked goods, but they are delicious! However, if you don’t eat gluten free, no worries! Simply make this with regular flour!

Also, another FYI tip for you…if you accidentally use baking powder instead of baking soda and realize it before you put the item in the oven, I have a fix for you. After lots of googling, I read that you can use 3 times the amount of baking powder in place of baking soda. Is it a perfect fix? Probably not as good as using baking soda, but it worked just fine!

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Other recipes you may like:

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Cranberry Muffins

Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Bread

What are your favorite kind of muffins?


Comments

  1. Just made these and they were delicious!!!!

  2. This looks yummy!! Pinned it to try for my family soon. 🙂

  3. My kids really love chocolate chocolate chip muffins – but what they do not know is that I sneak all sorts of “healthy” stuff in their muffins. Bananas, wheat germs, chia, oats . . they really have now clue they are eating such a great for them muffin. This recipe looks delicious, I bet my kids would love these!

  4. Wow my daughter would love these!! I will send her the recipe since she is the baker in the family. She may even let me have one or two! They sounds yummy!

  5. I love this recipe!! As a gluten free eater, I’m always on the look out for new and fun ways to make gluten free baking taste great! Combining bananas, peanut butter and chocolate definitely got my attention!! Thank you so much for your cooking tip! I hate it when you make a little mistake like that! At least there is something you can do about it!

  6. I love banana muffins and this recipe sounds amazing- will have to make on another one of our snow days this week!

  7. After battling with my four-year-old grandson about what he would eat for breakfast, I thought of banana muffins. I turned to Bon Appetit, and their recipe looks similar to yours. Although I used mini chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder and now he’ll finally eat breakfast. As a bonus, my hubby is excited because he has something fun to take to work to snack on. x

  8. One of my greatest weaknesses are banana desserts. I have a few banana recipes that are untouchable but you mentioned peanut butter and I am quite intrigued. I have a few small get-togethers where we bring a food item, I’m thinking this would be a great item to test out and bring with me. Kids would go nuts over these!

  9. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    This is a winning combo! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy ripe bananas! I am saving this one for sure!

  10. Man, these look so delicious! Never thought to make muffins with the combination of ingredients you have listed especially peanut butter and banana’s. The kids love when I make them banana muffins on the weekend , now I need to add this recipe to my list.

  11. These look so good and it’s all of my favorite flavors!! Love a good banana muffin!

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