Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

It’s a snowy Sunday afternoon here, which is the perfect time for me to whip up and share my delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins! I always seem to have a stash of over ripe bananas in my freezer just begging to be made into something for everyone to enjoy, and I am almost certain you do too (hands up!!). And just look at what those mushy little things can turn into…

Banana-Bread-Muffins

 

I love these muffins for a number of reasons, like the fact that they have fruit in them so I consider them to be healthier than just a chocolate chip muffin (I can fool myself right??)…also, the texture of them is out of this world, which is why I call them a Banana Bread Muffin! They are super moist and perfectly soft, they have a slightly crunchy top and pops of chocolate throughout…yum!  And they really are easy to make guys, you know me, I don’t like things that take a gazillion steps or ingredients, simple and delicious that is my motto.

**Recipe note: should say 1.5 tsp Baking Powder!**

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Servings 12 large muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripened Bananas you want em mushy!
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c Milk we use 1%, use what you have
  • 1/2 c Butter unsalted, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1.5 c Flour
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 c Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 c Chocolate Chips milk or semi-sweet

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line muffin tin with muffin cups (makes 12)
  2. Mix together bananas, milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined (should be smooth)
  3. In a small bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt, add to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, do not over mix your batter or you will have dense muffins.
  5. Fill 12 muffin cups (you want to fill with batter almost right to the top so you get a nice round muffin top with a slight crunch!)
  6. Bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool and enjoy
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins - these delicious muffins are easy to make and perfectly moist with just the right amount of chocolate throughout. Great for a mid-morning snack or a late night craving. #BananaMuffins #EasyMuffinRecipes

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins – these delicious muffins are easy to make and perfectly moist with just the right amount of chocolate throughout. Great for a mid-morning snack or a late night craving. #BananaMuffins #EasyMuffinRecipes

Okay friends, get digging in that freezer for your bananas and get ready to be blown away by these delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins, and be sure to let me know what you thought of them! You can #OliveYum on Instagram or leave a comment below, I LOVE to see your creations!


Carrot Coconut Muffins – A MUST Try Muffin Recipe

With the mild weather we have been having here I was in the mood this week to bake up some muffins…but not just any kind! I invited my mom over (we have a weekly Wednesday bake/cook date!) and told her we were going to be making muffins and she suggested carrot…but with a TWIST!! We ended up deciding on Carrot Coconut Muffins, two of my favorite things in one muffin, and got to work on the recipe to make it perfect for you! And let me just tell you…they are AMAZING! They are perfectly moist with a slightly crunchy top, and the coconut compliments the carrot with a gentle sweetness you aren’t expecting.

Muffin-Batter

 

Notice how I topped them off with the shredded coconut before going into the oven? This gave them a lovely toasted coconut top to bite into…YUM!

Carrot Coconut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 c Flour
  • 1/2 c Margarine you can use butter if you prefer but this works just fine!
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 3 c Shredded Carrots about 3 lg carrots
  • 2 Lg Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 c Shredded Sweetened Coconut +more for topping
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners
  2. In stand mixer cream together margarine with sugars until light and fluffy. Add in oil, eggs and vanilla and beat on medium-high until mixed together.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt). Slowly add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in the shredded carrot and coconut.
  5. Fill muffin cups (all the way if you want a nice fluffy and full muffin!) and cook for 22 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
  6. Remove and allow to cool.
These Muffins are perfectly moist with a slightly crunchy top, and the coconut compliments the carrot with a gentle sweetness you aren't expecting. Add them to your baking list now!

These Muffins are perfectly moist with a slightly crunchy top, and the coconut compliments the carrot with a gentle sweetness you aren’t expecting. Add them to your baking list now!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE PERFECT carrot coconut MUFFINs EVERY TIME!
  • Use a julienne peeler to make shredding your carrots super easy!
  • Do not over mix your batter, once you add your dry ingredients you want to mix until just combined…this will keep them fluffy and light!
  • Be sure to sift your dry ingredients before adding them to the wet, this ensures you don’t end up with clumps of baking soda all in one bite.
  • Use a cookie scoop to fill muffin liners and prevent a sticky mess on the pan that will burn in the oven! This also makes sure you have the same amount in each cup, which means even cooking times!
  • If you are looking for nice full top muffins you want to make sure you are filling your muffin cups to the top! This gives them the perfect muffin top! (take a look at the picture above to see how much I filled my muffin cups).
  • You can freeze these (and most muffins) in a tightly sealed container so you can enjoy them later!

Well, what are you waiting for?! I bet you have all the ingredients you need to make these Carrot Coconut Muffins RIGHT NOW!

Best of: Breakfast Muffins (Sweet and Savory!)

Hey Everyone!

Wheww so crazy to think we are already in 2017…like where did 2016 go!? I can’t say that I am not happy about that though, 2016 was definitely not my favorite year and I cannot wait to see all the goodies we are going to cook up for ya’ll this year! With that being said, I thought this was the perfect time to start talking about breakfast…specifically Breakfast Muffins! So I decided to compile a lovely list of some of my favorite Breakfast Muffins from some of my favorite blogger friends!

The very best Breakfast Muffins to start any day! Loaded with traditional savory muffins as well as some sweet treats to curb your morning sugar cravings!

The very best Breakfast Muffins to start any day! Loaded with traditional savory muffins as well as some sweet treats to curb your morning sugar cravings!

I chose to share both the savory and sweet types of muffins you can make to enjoy. Let’s be honest we don’t all want to eat an egg and veggies every morning!

banana walnut breakfast muffins from: today’s creative life

These scrumptious little gems have a gooey fruit and honey filled center that will brighten up your mornings. Recipe yields 24 muffins, perfect for having on hand during the week for  grab-n-go.

BANANA-WALNUT-MUFFINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the full recipe now!

Turkey Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins from: mess for less

This muffin is an update on the traditional egg breakfast muffin that uses pork bacon, making this one less salty and an all around healthier option for those of us wanting to start this new year off right! I love that you can freeze these ones too and enjoy them whenever you want with just a quick heat in the microwave.

Turkey-Bacon-Breakfast-Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the full recipe now!

grab and go baked oatmeal muffins from:typically simple

A super simple morning treat that uses bananas rather than flour to make a yummy muffin you can take anywhere. She even adds in some chocolate chips and mixed nuts (which you can omit) to curb that pesky sweet tooth!

Baked-Oatmeal-Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to get the full recipe now!

broccoli, bacon and egg cups from: domestic superhero 

Here is another savory muffin for ya’ll and this one is loaded with broccoli, bacon and cheese(3 things after my heart!!) making it a perfect breakfast muffin in my eyes!

Broccoli-Bacon-and-Egg-Cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lemon poppy paleo muffins from: cook eat paleo 

A delicious and flavorful muffin for you to enjoy any day of the week, this Lemon Poppy muffin is a real treat! This muffin screams Spring for me. which means I will be making them ASAP in hopes to bring it around sooner (a girl can hope can’t she?!)

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Click here for the full recipe now!

 

Well friends, there you have it! 5 delicious Breakfast Muffins to start off any day of the week! I hope you are inspired to get in the kitchen and start making these goodies, and are with me to start 2017 off right…with BREAKFAST! Enjoy <3