If you’re anything like me, you often have a number of overripe bananas on the counter. Since I live by myself, I have a hard time eating up a bunch of bananas before they get too ripe to eat. I also end up throwing them away a lot because I don’t get around to baking with them either. (I really need to learn to at least get them in the freezer!) This time, however, I was determined to make something with my bananas rather than throwing that money in the trash. I went looking for a chocolate chip banana muffin recipe I remembered seeing last week. While I searching, I found this recipe instead. Search over, previous recipe completely forgotten! It didn’t hurt that I also had strawberries in the fridge that were starting to look pretty sad!
Technically, these would need to have pineapple in them to be actual Banana Split Muffins, but since they contain bananas, strawberries and chocolate chips, they seem close enough to a banana split in muffin form to me! Banana split muffin is also much easier to say than strawberry, banana, and chocolate chip muffins.
These came together really quickly and easily. It took me maybe 30 minutes from the time I pulled out the ingredients until I pulled them out of the oven and turned them out on a wire rack to cool. I ate one for breakfast this morning, saved a few for pictures, and took the rest to roller derby practice for the girls. The muffins got pretty good reviews, and they were up against fresh baked brownies, still warm from the oven that someone else brought!
I ate one as is, but I have to say, it would have been really good warmed in the microwave for a few seconds with some butter slathered on it. Mmmm! I will definitely be making these again in the future. Probably the next time I have bananas and strawberries on the verge of going bad at the same time!
Banana, Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Source: For the Love of Cooking
½ cup of butter, softened
¾ cup of brown sugar
3 overripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
10-12 fresh strawberries diced
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees then coat a muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla then continue beating until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together, mix well. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just combined. Add most of the diced strawberries and most of the chocolate chips then gently mix them into the batter.
Spoon the batter evenly into each muffin tin. Place the remaining strawberries and chocolate chips on top of each muffin.Place into the oven and bake 18-20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool on a rack.