April 18, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel Topping

9:00 am - Way to early, lacking creativity, must rely on the interweb for help.

9:30 am - Discover "The Quest for the Perfect Banana Muffin". Perfect, I like quests.

10:00 am - Kitchen explodes into a sea of flour, egg shells, and banana peels - this is normal.

10:30 am - Time for the magic to happen.

11:00 am - Now, wait patiently for muffins to cool. This is too hard, I give up. OUCH, burnt mouth. This was predictable.

11:10 am - YES, the best banana muffins ever.

You wanna to know what makes these the best banana muffins ever? Banana, a whole lot of it.

Chocolate, also a whole lot of it. Maybe some love. Love couldn't hurt.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe
{adapted from Prepared Pantry}

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups ripe mashed banana
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large egg yolks
3/4 cups chocolate chips

Streusel Ingredients
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

2. In a small bowl mix together the streusel toppings and set to the side.

3. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the banana, sugar, sour cream, vegetable oil, and eggs yolks with a hand mixer.

5. Combine the wet into the dry ingredients, and stir in chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Fill muffins cups to the top. Scoop a tbsp of the streusel on top of each muffin.

7. Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes then reduce heat and and bake for 10 - 15 more minutes at 350 F.


  1. Hi friend,

    Who knew rotten bananas would make something so yummy!I made these this morning and my house just filled with this unbelievable aroma. They are absolutely delicious and my 10 year old taster enjoyed them immensely. This recipe will be my "go to" when the bananas go bad again!! Thank you.

  2. I'm glad you liked them. They have gotta be my favorite banana muffin recipe.