It’s no secret that baking with ripe bananas is a great addition to your dessert. They are full of flavour, good for you and allows you to cut on the the sugar because of its sweetness. Baking any treat with bananas has become a tradition with my daughter and I. When I mention we are baking, she automatically looks for the masher and preps herself onto the table waiting for me to bring her bananas to mash. I must say over the last year she has become quite the professional masher.
Ripe bananas are naturally sweet, which means I add a lot less sugar into the batter. The riper they are the more flavour they will add to your dessert. I usually make my chocolate banana cake, which is a big hit with the kids, however with all that is going on in our world, I am always thinking of things I can make and freeze for a later time. I come from a home that was always about meal prepping, even when it came to desserts. My mother always made cookie batches, froze them and once company arrived unexpectedly she had something she could defrost in no time.
If you are a mom to a young toddler, baking with bananas is always a great place to start with them. There’s something about mashing the bananas and then playing with the chocolate chips that they seem to love to do. If your toddler is adventurous enough (mine wouldn’t dare), they can mash the bananas with their hands.
Try out this recipe, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 cups of flour (I usually use whole wheat)
- ¾ cup of milk (nut milk works well)
- ½ cup of oil (sunflower or canola)
- 2 tsp. of baking powder
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1 tsp. of baking soda
- ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a few extra for later)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line muffin tin
- Beat eggs, sugar, oil milk until fully combined
- In a separate bowl sift all dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon)
- Add dry ingredients to egg mixture using a spatula until fully combined.
- Stir in mashed bananas
- Add chocolate chips
- Using a spoon, fill each muffin cup with batter.
- Add a few extra chocolate chips on top for looks and also, who doesn’t want more chocolate chips in their muffin?
- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or golden brown.
If you aren’t sure stick a toothpick in the middle of a muffin and if it comes out dry, they are ready!