Perfect Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yay! I’m back home in Houston for the Holidays. I can’t believe its been over a year since I’ve been back. I love the feeling of walking into your childhood home and your parents greet you with open arms. Mama has already prepared a snack, and everything is familiar. Fresh laundry is going, the home is warm with the heater, and the household cat is meowing for attention. Home sweet home!

Before MG and I left our house, we wanted to get rid of perishable items in our fridge. Do you do this too? Or is this a crazy person’s idea? We had 2 eggs, 2 heads of celery, 1 pound of carrots, 4 heads of romaine lettuce, 3 oranges, 2 apples, half a watermelon, and 3 ripe bananas. That’s a lot to eat in two days! I basically juiced all the veggies and fruits, and ended up with 7 larges glasses of green juice. We actually finished it all (with the help of a friend)! I would call it a cleanse, but we ate a bunch of carbs and sweets so I guess I can’t lie to myself…

What I had left. 2 eggs and 3 super ripe bananas. This means only mean ONE thing. Who can guess it (hint, title)?

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins! Easy to eat and take on the plane. I’ve been trying to decide what I should bake to break in my KitchenAid! How perfect right?

Done

Here’s my deliciously fluffy, not sweet, perfectly baked banana nut chocolate chip muffin recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 RIPE bananas, mashed (super, super ripe)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Baker’s tip: I highly encourage mixing your dry ingredients separately from your wet ingredients

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 ° F.
2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
3. Beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture.
4. Add vanilla.
5. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar). Now combine everything into the wet mixture.
6. Mix in the mashed bananas. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips until thoroughly mixed.
7. Scoop mixture into muffin pan cups 3/4th full.
8. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

These babies are the perfect snack. Gobble them up! Take them on the go with you. Share them with friends. Midnight snack? Yes, please!

Mixed
This mixture is quite delicious… I might have had a spoonful

Ready
Fill the cups 3/4th up

Muffins
Let them cool on a cooling rack so they are extra fluffy!

What kind of muffins do you like? I think banana nut is definitely my favorite, with chocolate gives it an extra plus. Do you have a favorite banana muffin recipe? Do share!

Snack time,
Jay

  

7 thoughts on “Perfect Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. yum! that looks amazing. btw, why is houston still considered your home? i guess if you’ve been there longer than california, it makes sense!

    • Thanks Danny!

      When I walk into my childhood home, it feels like home again. Guess I consider Bay Area my grown up home, and Houston my childhood home (so many familiar faces). Does that even make sense?

      Happy Holidays!

  2. Hey Jamie!

    Do you know which heads of the kitchen aid are used for what?

    I’ve learned the whisk one you used was for like beating heavy cream, the hook was for bread dough, and the other one was for like the regular things such as cupcakes, cake, muffins, brownies, etc! I started off using the whisk one for all of my cupcakes and muffins and my friend that was wrong!

    I’ve heard so many different things from people that I kind of just use whatever now haha.

    • Hi Connie! Great question! You’re totally right. The whisk is for whipping cream and eggs. The flat beater is for muffins, cakes, cookies, and your every day things. The hook is for bread because it kneads.

      But I’ve always used a whisk to bake (tehehe). IDK if it makes a huge difference!

      What kind of attachments do you have? I can’t wait to try out the meat grinder and pasta maker!

      • Thanks for input! I just recently starting using the paddle, but my cookies are not flattening (maybe I’m overheating?) I never had this problem when I used the whisk!

        I only have the ice cream bowl! It’s awesome! I want to eventually get the pasta maker as well 🙂

  3. You should get the meat grinder attachment! I got one for my parents a few months ago (the chef brand, not the kitchenaid brand, cuz of the reviews). My parents said grinding your own meat is healthier than using store-bought ones cuz you don’t know what kind of meat they use.

    • I really want the meat grinder! It’s definitely on my wish list and just waiting for someone to get it for me.

      Didn’t realize that there are other brands that can be used with this mixer! I’m noticing that a bunch of the KitchenAid attachments have very average reviews, nothing fantastic. I’ll check out the Chef branded grinder for sure. Thanks for the tip! I’m so new to this mixer thing!

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