May 30, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Want to give your kids a treat that's not as unhealthy as they think it is? Then Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (via Recipe Girl) are just the thing. They are really yummy, but have sneaky good-for-you ingredients like whole wheat flour, bananas, and natural peanut butter. 

What You Need:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups mashed, overripe bananas (about 4 whole bananas)
1 cup milk
3/4 cup smooth all natural peanut butter (like Adam's; you could also use other types of nut butter)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Banana chips (optional)

Large mixing bowl
Mixing spoon
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Muffin tins
Spray oil, vegetable shortening, or cupcake papers

How to Do It:

1. Grease the muffin tins, or line with cupcake papers. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. On top of this, pour the mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, vanilla, and egg. Stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

3. Pour the batter evenly between the two loaf pans, or into muffin tins. Place two banana chips on every muffin, or sprinkle the loaves with the chips, if desired. Bake loaf pans for 50 to 55 minutes, muffins for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  1. These look so delicious! Does it make 12 standard muffins?

  2. Staci, good question! I can't recall, but I know this recipe makes *at least* 12 standard-sized muffins.