Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Banana and chocolate muffins

My sister-in-law gave me a gift card for Barnes and Noble and with it I bought more cookbooks. One of them had this recipe in it. It's called 1001 Cupcakes and Other Tempting Treats. For some reason I can't seem to make cupcakes that turn out. So I thought I would try to make muffins and see how that worked. Turns out I'm not as terrible with muffins as I am with cupcakes. You would think they are about the same thing. Well, at least I didn't botch these!
I think they would have been better with more banana and if I had used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Next time I will find out. They had a recipe for frosting for them but I never made it. Mike and Bella didn't seem to miss it! 

Banana and Chocolate Muffins

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 ripe bananas
8 Tbsp butter, softened 
heaping 1/2 cup of sugar (moderately sized, round mound, or heap)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, slightly beaten
4 Tbsp sour cream
heaping 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Line 12- hole muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Place the bananas in a separate bowl and mash with fork.
 Place the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the mashed bananas and sour cream. Fold in the flour mixture and chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the paper liners.
 Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


8 Tbsp butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp chocolate curls or chocolate strands

 Place the butter in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Sift the confectioners' sugar and mix together well. Spread frosting on top of each muffin and sprinkle with chocolate before serving.


  1. The little kids liked these. (I am counting myself as a little kid on this one)

  2. I didn't miss he frosting either. :). Thanks for letting me try them!