Thursday, November 22, 2012

banana chocolate chip muffins

yogurt in this recipe makes them lighter
but still really flavourful
This muffin recipe is easy and a great way to use up overripe bananas.  Because there is 1/2 cup of yogurt in it, you can really cut down on the butter normally used in a banana bread or banana muffin recipe.

what you need:
*makes 12 muffins
  • 2 large ripe (or overripe) bananas
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (I used activia)
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line muffin tin with muffin cups.
  2. Beat bananas with mixer (whisk setting) with sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Add butter, egg, and yogurt to banana mixture and beat until mixed.
  5. Add flour mix to banana mixture and mix with a spatula until combined (do not over mix or the muffins will be dense).
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir (again, don't over mix).
  7. Divide batter evenly into lined muffin tin. 
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top and toothpick comes out clean. 
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes then remove to further cool on a cooling rack.  Enjoy!


  1. Just made these for the second time. They are so yummy!

    1. awesome carly!! try the bran banana bread next! i think you'll like it too!!