Recently I found myself with both bananas that were slowly rotting on the counter, and a bag of Butterfinger Bites that I had impulse purchased while at the grocery store. So it was pretty much kismet that the very first recipe I came across when searching for a recipe to use my bananas in was this one for Butterfinger banana muffins!
I got 18 muffins out of this recipe, using a standard muffin pan and filling it with an ice cream scoop. The tops of the muffins that expanded over the top of the liner/pan got a little over done, so I probably would have been better off to fill them a little less full and get a few more muffins out of the batter in the process. Even with the slightly crispy tops, these muffins were still good and quite moist. (Unless you’re one of the many people I know who hate the word moist… then they were just good. Not moist.)
I did feel like the butterfinger just disappeared behind the banana, and I couldn’t really taste the candy in the finished product. The chocolate chips were definitely a necessary addition. In any case, if you have the butterfinger on hand already, go ahead and make these. If not, I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them just for this recipe. There are also other things you could make where the Butterfinger would really be the star… eating the remaining Butterfinger Bites while I wrote this definitely seemed like a better use for them! 😉
Your mileage may vary.
Loaded Butterfinger Banana Muffins
Source: Inside BruCrew Life
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3 brown bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 cup crushed Butterfinger candy bars
Cream the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again. Smash the bananas and stir in gently.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add to butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and candy bars by hand. Fill muffin liners about 3/4 full and bake at 350* for 25 minutes.