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Banana Chocolate Crumb Muffins

March 15, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post

I absolutely love muffins for breakfast. They’re perfect to whip up on the weekend to keep through the week. A good muffin and a piece of fruit and I’m a happy camper in the morning! I love making banana muffins cause I’m not big on bananas even though they’re good for you, but put them in a muffin and I love them! So I frequently make banana muffins. I went to make my usual banana nut muffins but remembered a recipe for Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake which Chelle & Annie made awhile back. Its been on my list of things to try but haven’t gotten around to it yet. It was my inspiration for these banana chocolate crumb muffins! These are perfect for breakfast or for a sweet little snack! Go whip up a batch right now… seriously, I’ve eaten three since I made these a few hours ago ;-) Shhhh…..

Like this? Check out this previous recipe: Chocolate Banana Nut Bread.

Banana Chocolate Crumb Muffins

3-4 bananas, mashed
1/4 c melted butter
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour (can sub 3/4 – 1 c all-purpose for wheat pastry flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/3 c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Crumb Topping:
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 c mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Grease or line muffin tin with liners. In a large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon, mix butter and mashed bananas. Mix in granulated sugar, egg & vanilla. Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder and salt over the mixture. Add the flour, mix until just incorporated. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar & 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven 20-25  minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Carrie March 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Wow, those look awesome!


Hayley March 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm

These look so delicious. I love anything banana and chocolate. Thanks for sharing!


Erin March 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm

This has been on my list of things to make for a long time. I really like the muffin idea and I think I might have to go that route :) These look delicious!


Zahra March 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

omg. *drool* Banana+ Chocolate = Life

Banana + Chocolate + Muffins + crumbs = Heaven on Earth

lol I will def be making these soon!:P


elly March 17, 2009 at 8:56 pm

These look SO good and there’s not even *that* much butter in them. I definitely want to give them a try!


Annie March 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Great idea making it into muffins! Looks awesome!


Mags March 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I swear I spend half of my internet time looking for the perfect chocolate/banana muffin recipe. Thank you for giving me back my life. I’ve found the ultimate recipe!


Durve2008 August 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I just made these tonight…and I just had one- SO GOOD!!! I think these are a new fav of mine. Thanks for the recipe!!


Pam January 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I had a hankering for some banana muffins, guess it was the smell of those oh so ripe bananas in my kitchen, so I checked out your blog and wasn’t let down. I made my muffins exactly as directed except I omited the choc chips and sprinkled turbinado sugar on top. Yum!!!!! Thanks for the recipe.


denise @ quickies on the dinner table February 26, 2010 at 4:18 am

Anything with both banana and chocolate in it, CANNOT be wrong :D YUMMERS!!!


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