Can I just tell you how addicted I am to these muffins. They are so unbelievably good I have to hide them from myself. I’m not kidding. That doesn’t really work but the problem is I cannot be left alone with these things.
Ready for their name? Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. No further explanation necessary. The chocolate and the subtle peanut butter flavor is over the top. If Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were a childhood favorite, you’ve got to try these.
I came across this recipe on the Cooking Light Bulletin Boards a while back and have made them a bazillion times since. I’m hopelessly addicted. I warn you…if you make these, you will be too.
So let’s make them, otherwise I’m subject to withdrawals. And that’s not pretty.
Here’s the ingredients you will need to begin your downward spiral to a hopeless. addictive behavior that you will not be able to control…you’ll see. Flour, sugar, golden brown sugar, canola oil, peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon, milk, salt, baking powder, one egg, chocolate chips and banana.
Who would have ever known that these items could be whipped into something this good. I didn’t, but I do now.
Here is my giant container of white, all-purpose flour…ummm, yeah, I use a lot of white flour….don’t judge me.
Into a large bowl, add 2-1/2 cups of white, all-purpose flour. Sift…sift…sift…
When I was a kid I thought C&H stood for Cathy’s House which somehow made me feel important in a very stupid way. Like the sugar was ALL MINE….hmmmm I still sort of feel that way.
Add 1/2 cup sugar to the flour.
Mmmmm more C&H…more memories.
A 1/2 cup of packed golden brown sugar is enough to add to the sugary goodness. I know that sounds lame.
This Clabber Girl on the label is very Shirley Temple-ish, don’t you think?
1 Tablespoon of baking powder gets added to bowl.
Here’s Morty’s Girl again, the yellow dress is growing on me.
3/4 teaspoon salt…
Grab the very large and daunting tub-o-cinnamon. Not sure what I was thinking with size container.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix and stir all ingredients until well combined. Try not to make a mess, like I did.
Now for the bananas, this is where you get to take your aggressions out.
Just get your fork out and let them have it. This is for everything that went wrong all week or all year. 2-3 ripe, large bananas are needed to make 1-1/4 cups of mashed banana.
Add the mashed banana to a new bowl.
Appetizing isn’t it?
To the banana add 1 cup of milk. Use any kind you want. I used 1%.
Is that Skippy on the label? Didn’t the Skippy boy used to wear a sailor outfit? This must be the updated version. I think they need a new marketing department.
3/4 cup of smooth peanut butter gets added to the milk-banana mixture.
Canola Oil is used in this recipe making it just that much more guilt free, that’s why you’ll eat three of these muffins right out of the oven. You will.
3 Tablespoons of canola oil is it. That’s nothing!!
Sing this part…”One is the loneliest number”…remember that song? Well, this egg does…use one lonely egg.
Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla. I know it looks like a bowl of schlop…but it’s good schlop.
Now mix all the wet ingredients together and incorporate them into the dry ingredients. This is getting good.
Now for my favorite ingredient…first, eat a handful of these chips like I did…
Then spell out words with your chips so that your kids think you’ve gone completely loony…
Now add 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter…or more if your crazy (like me).
Go ahead and spray your muffin tin with cooking spray and fill with the batter. I fill my tins full. I don’t believe in wimpy muffins. This recipe warrants full muffin cups.
Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.
See how giant these muffins are when they are done? They’re perfect. This recipe works well when doubled. By filling the tins pretty full this recipe makes about 12 muffins, so of course I’m always doubling…12 is not enough.
Look at how beautiful these are. I’m telling you they are to die for. The peanut butter, banana, chocolate combo is just, well, something I crave. All. The. Time.
Go ahead, try them, and let me know what you think.
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Adapted from Cooking Light Bulletin Boards
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed, golden brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 large, ripe bananas, mashed-enough for 1-1/4 cups banana
1 cup milk
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, sift together (make sure to sift), flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and the cinnamon; combine.
In another mixing vessel combine mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, egg, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Add this to the dry mixture previously prepared; mix just enough to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spray muffin tins with cooking spray, if you are using liners, spray those too, and fill tins 3/4 full. This will make 18 nicely sized muffins. You can double the recipe if you need more. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
You are going to love these.