Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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I am literally obsessed with these muffins. And so are my kids, luckily! It is only 5 ingredients, has NO added sugar, and is so so yummy. I hope you and your littles enjoy this recipe as much as my family has! There is no blending, which makes it quick and easy to just stir all the ingredients together and bake!

The aroma of freshly baked banana bread is enough to make anyone’s day brighter. And when it’s a toddler-friendly Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins that only requires five basic ingredients, you’ve got a real winner on your hands. In this blog post, we’ll explore why these muffins are a fantastic option for toddlers, provide you with easy step-by-step instructions on how to make them, and share tips for storing these delicious and healthy muffins.

Why Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Are Great for Toddlers:

  1. Fruit-Packed: With three mashed bananas, these muffins are rich in essential vitamins and fiber, supporting your toddler’s growth and development.
  2. Simple Ingredients: The recipe is incredibly straightforward, using ingredients commonly found in most kitchens. It’s a convenient and budget-friendly option.
  3. Kid-Approved Taste: The combination of sweet bananas and chocolate chips is sure to be a hit with your toddler’s taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

Note: If you don’t have self-raising flour, you can create your own by using 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and adding 2 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a standard muffin pan or line it with liners for easy removal.
  2. Prepare the Wet Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, mash the three ripe bananas until they become smooth and free of lumps. Then add the two eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix these wet ingredients well until they are fully combined.
  3. Incorporate the Dry Ingredients: Add the 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour (or the equivalent with added baking soda) to the wet mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and you have a consistent batter.
  4. Add Chocolate Chips: Gently fold in the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into the batter.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the muffin tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Baking times may vary, so keep an eye on your muffins in the last few minutes.
  6. Cool and Serve: Allow the Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve to your hungry toddler.

Storage:

To store any leftover Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins:

  • Room temperature: Wrap in plastic wrap, and leave on the counter for 2-3 days.
  • Refrigeration: Place the muffins in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: If you’d like to save some for later, wrap muffins in plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container or a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator before serving.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Ingredients 

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour, if you don't have self raising flour, you can do 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 2 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt.

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard muffin pan or line it with liners for easy removal.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and stir together until you have your batter. You can use an electric mixer for a smoother batter.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Baking times may vary, so keep an eye on your muffins in the last few minutes.
  • Cool and enjoy!

Notes

Storage information is above!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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