Bananas, bananas, bananas.....I love bananas and the weird thing about that is that just a couple years ago I did not like them at all!...there was something about the texture that I didn't like, but now I eat one basically everyday....weird huh?! But anyways, I had some ripe bananas to use up and I found a recipe for double chocolate banana bread on The Sisters Cafe blog (you should check their blog out they have a lot of yummy recipes) for double chocolate banana bread that looked really yummy and I wanted to make something different then just regular banana bread. Instead of making bread I decided to make mine into muffins and instead of chocolate chips, I used peanut butter chips because I love the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas.
These muffins turned out good and were moist and very chocolately! My brother especially really, really enjoyed them a lot, in fact, I think he ate most of them by himself! I asked him what he liked about them and he said that he loved the chocolate and peanut butter combination with the hint of the banana flavor in the background.
Chocolate Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Chips (recipe from The Sisters Cafe, adapted by me)
-1 cup sugar
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (about 3)
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1/2 cup cocoa
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 cup peanut butter chips
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan well with cooking spray, including the top of the pan, or line with paper liners.
2. Beat sugar, eggs, and oil in a large bowl at medium speed until combined. Beat in bananas and vanilla at low speed. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; beat into banana mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of peanut butter chips into batter.
3. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pann (I use my ice cream scoop) and sprinkle the remaining peanut butter chips on tops of the muffins. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool about 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan, cool completely on wire rack.