Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Banana bread is probably one of the first things I baked when I moved out on my own. It is extremely easy to make, a great use of old over ripe bananas, and is a delicious snack to have around. I have made banana bread so many times now I really don’t need a recipe, and can usually just wing it.

So when I noticed a few of my bananas turning black I decided I would do something with them. Instead of sticking to making my standard loaf of banana bread, I thought I would give muffins a go. Generally when I make my loafs I stick to just banana walnut, but thought with muffins it might be nice to have a bit of chocolate in them. I have to say the muffins turned out fantastic, and I will definitely be making them again soon. Here is the recipe:

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas (mashed)

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar. Once the butter and sugar are nicely mixed together add the egg and continue beating and wet. Mix in yogurt and vanilla to create a nice wet batter. Finally with a spatula fold in the mashed bananas. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture 1/4 at a time, until fully integrated. The mixture should be pretty sticky at this point. Finally mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips into the batter.

Fill greased (or lined) muffin cups to the top. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes before transferring muffins from the cups to a wire rack.

Give this recipe a shot, and let me know if you like it.

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