Banana bread, right? The perfect solution for overripe bananas.
I couldn't agree more. I love a good ol' wholesome banana bread. But this time I wanted to try something new. My bestie Sarah showed me this recipe on Sunday and I had to try it. The shining stars of these muffins are:
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
Raise your hand if you can think of a better trio to cram into a little muffin...
That's what I thought.
Mmmm... so delectable. These muffins are not messin' around. They are deceptively rich, so have a glass of milk handy. It's so worth it.
Monkey Muffins (from Taste of Home)
Prep Time: 20 min. Bake Time: 15 min./batch (or 20 min. for regular-sized muffins)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas, peanut butter, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in chips.
- Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 6 dozen.
I didn't have a mini muffin pan, so I made regular-sized muffins. I don't mess around with mini muffins. They're just an excuse to eat more. Instead of having just one normal muffin, I'd have to eat about 6 mini muffins. And then I feel bad about myself...
Note: If you make normal muffins, add about 5 minutes to the baking time. No big deal. Made about 2 dozen.
Hungry now? Mouth watering? I figured. Go make yourself some monkey muffins. You deserve it.