Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (with horns!)

by jerseygirl on August 1, 2008 · 25 comments

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins was the recipe for this month’s Sweet and Simple Bakes. Again, my son was in luck as this is one of his favorites. I love making muffins as they are great to keep in the freezer for a quick snack or occasional breakfast on the run. These were particularly good as they were really moist and baked up nice and high. But if you’ll notice, there is something a little weird about them.

Are those horns on muffins? Or maybe warts? I delicately placed some chocolate chips on top of the muffins before they baked. I thought this would make them a little “prettier” but instead they turned into monster muffins. Maybe I should have pressed the chips in a little more. Or maybe I didn’t use enough chips. Something about the chips sticking out of the sides made them look just a little funky. What do you think?

They tasted delicious so that is the most important thing. But if my children have nightmares about creatures with horns chasing them through the night, I will have to blame it on the muffins.

Speaking of nightmares, look at these bananas. They are very black, frozen bananas. Someone gave me a tip to freeze ripe bananas with the skin on. I was hesitant, but tried this. It worked well. Once the peel was removed, the inside of the banana stayed perfectly yellow. Here is a picture of the mashed bananas.

Thank you Rosie and Maria for hosting another bake! I can’t wait to see what next month’s will be.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

3 very ripe bananas

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2c sugar

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

6 ounces dark/milk chocolate (white chocolate or butterscotch chips/morsels)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.
Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment.Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.
Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas. Fold in the chocolate morsels, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

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Clumbsy Cookie August 1, 2008 at 4:05 am

They look like little devil muffins! Very cute and must be delicious. Great tip about freezing the bananas like that.

Maria August 1, 2008 at 5:13 am

Lisa your muffins turned out great, really high and perfectly shaped. Thanks for taking part in this months bake!

Maria
x

Rosie August 1, 2008 at 5:57 am

Those muffins look so good!! I also freeze my bananas too when they are ripe for adding in a bake, a great tip 🙂

Many thanks for partaking in this month’s SSB bake.

Rosie x

giz August 1, 2008 at 6:23 am

Great job Lisa – the chocolate chip placement is fine. I’ll bet the kids loved them

Arundathi August 1, 2008 at 6:44 am

lol – the horns are adorable!! 🙂 they look yummy!

Chocolate August 1, 2008 at 7:58 am

Whooow … horn muffins. Very creative work! I am impressed.

Beth August 1, 2008 at 8:33 am

They look great – love the horns!

Patsyk August 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm

My boys would probably be in a fit of giggles if I told them I made muffins w/horns! I may just have to do that – simply so I can hear some belly laughs! They look delicious!

Aggie August 1, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Oh these look so delicious! My kids would love these! I love the little horns!! lol…they are cute!

Birdie August 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm

How can you go wrong with banana’s and chocolate? These look really good!

Jenny August 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm

How cute are your muffins with the little horns. I’d eat them right up!

sefa firdaus August 1, 2008 at 6:49 pm

the cutest muffin ever, with the horns *LOL*

Jan August 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm

They look great, I only wish I could eat them, but not with my banana allergy. (sob!)

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Chawanmushi August 2, 2008 at 2:18 am

Ooo…they look like cute monster muffins LOL

Nickki August 2, 2008 at 3:05 am

Your muffins look so good! Very nice. They were a hit with my boys too. I also freeze my bananas in their skins, I’ve been baking loads of banana cakes just now to use them up! 🙂

EAT! August 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

I made a sheet cake a couple days ago and realized I forgot to put the chocolate chips in. Can’t have a dessert without chocolate. They all sank to the bottom. Must have something to do with the solar eclipse.

Candy August 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

My family always makes fun of how many bananas we have in the freezer! Some day I’m going to have a muffin baking party and get rid of them all!

Candy

Prudy August 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

It always gives me the heebeejeebies to work with black banana but I do it anyway for flavor. They look great, devil horns and all.

Bridgett August 2, 2008 at 2:39 pm

I love muffins and yours turned out great. The combination of banana and chocolate is always perfect in my opinion!

nicole August 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Those are cute little muffins. They look delicious.
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JillyB August 2, 2008 at 9:58 pm

What funky muffins,love the little horns! I’ve shied away from freezing bananas before but think I may give it a go now! Thanks,

Katrina August 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm

GREAT looking muffins! Love the horns.

Reeni August 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I had to laugh at how the little chocolate chips came out. I bet your kids loved them; they look really delicious!

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Stephanie August 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Yeah, those chocolate chip “horns” do look pretty scary! I guess you can never tell what will happen when you do stuff like that. So funny! But other than that, those muffins look very tasty.

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