Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

These delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins are quick, easy and a great way to use up any leftover bananas. They are perfect for a breakfast on the go, or a sweet treat in the evening.

When I became a mom one of the many things I looked forward to doing with my kids was baking. Which is funny because I’m not really much of a baker, though it is growing on me. A few weeks ago, after seeing kids bake on several of her favorite TV shows, Mara asked me if we could bake. I said why not and pulled out one of the easiest recipes I had, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins. This was perfect because Daniel Tiger helps bake banana bread muffins sometimes, so Mara was super excited. chocolate chip banana muffins




I prepped all of the ingredients while Mara played with Jesse in the living room and laid them out on the dining room table so it was easy for her to dump them into the mixing bowl as we went. I learned this technique from one of my favorite parenting books, Bringing Up Bebe (affiliate). (Find my other favorite parenting books here.) Since the recipe only calls for flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, an egg and butter, plus bananas and chocolate chips, I didn’t really dirty any extra dishes doing things this way. Plus it was easier than having her scoop out the ingredients herself. 




We helped her mash the bananas, but she got to dump in the egg and sugar herself. Next, she sprinkled in 1/4 of the chocolate chips. I poured in the butter since the dish was still hot from melting it. Then, we let her pour in all of the dry ingredients. I mixed the flour, baking soda and baking powder together into one bowl just to keep the process quick and easy. This is key when baking with a two year old.

Mara loved pouring in all the ingredients herself, but hands down her favorite part was mixing. Well, mixing and picking chocolate chips out of the batter and eating them. 

Once everything was well mixed, we added the remaining chocolate chips. Then we gave it another good stir and poured the batter into the baking cups. They only take 15 minutes to bake at 375. Perfect for that short toddler attention span! 




These Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I may or may not have been making them weekly with Mara and then eating the whole dozen in just a few days…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

These delicious muffins are quick, easy and a great way to use up any extra bananas you may have leftover from the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine Baked Goods
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large bananas over ripe is best
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter I use salted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Mash bananas in large mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar and the egg.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Add 1/4 of the chocolate chips, allowing them to rest on top.
  • Add the melted butter. The heat from the butter will melt the chocolate chips a bit.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir Until well mixed.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir some more.
  • Pour batter into muffin tins lined with paper baking cups.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 375.
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes, then enjoy!



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