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Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

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Heather Rode enjoys photography, baking, antiques, and hair care.

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love muffins. Moist muffins, muffins from scratch, muffins fresh from the oven— they're all my friends. I think if I had to pick, banana muffin recipes would be my favorite. I enjoy making homemade muffins, especially with plain or pretty baking cups. The baking liners make clean up and life-in-general easier but unwrapping a muffin to eat is like unwrapping a yummy little gift. The simplicity of this easy coffee cake muffin recipe is a treat that's almost as sweet as the final muffins. Bananas and chocolate are meant to be together. They go together kind of like peanut butter and jelly. If you've never had the pleasure of trying bananas and chocolate (or chocolate and bananas), this recipe is a perfect place to start.

What Is Streusel?

What does the word "streusel" mean? You may have had streusel before and just don't know it. Technically, streusel can be a topping or filling that is usually made from sugar, fat, and flour. The topping of this muffin recipe is made of just that—brown sugar, butter, and flour. It forms a crumbly topping that crisps up nicely in the oven. The streusel in this recipe also transforms what would be ordinary banana muffins into decadent little treats worthy of serving in place of coffee cake.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

12 Muffins

Ingredients Needed for Muffin Batter

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Muffins

Are You Out of Brown Sugar?

If you don't have brown sugar on hand, you can make your own! All you'll need is white, granulated sugar and molasses. Add one tablespoon of molasses to one cup of sugar and mix with an electric mixer. Voilà! Instant brown sugar without running to the store!

More Than Just Another Banana Muffin Recipe

Ingredients for Banana Muffins

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2–3 bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions for Banana Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line muffin pan with 12 baking cup liners and set to the side.
  3. Peel and slice bananas into a small bowl. Mash.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.
  5. Add bananas, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
  6. Combine dry ingredients in the third bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Combine well.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin liners. Set aside.

Simple Muffin Recipe

Ingredients Needed for Streusel Crumble Topping

Baking Recipes with Chocolate Chips

Ingredients for Streusel

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Instructions for Streusel

  1. Combine all ingredients except mini chocolate chips. Beat well with an electric mixer until the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until distributed. Use an electric mixer again briefly to recreate crumbs if necessary.
  3. Spoon onto tops of muffins, distributing evenly.
  4. Bake muffins 20–25 muffins or until lightly golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes then remove muffins from pan and cool on wire rack.

Muffins with Topping

Easy Recipe for Chocolate Chip Muffins

Easy Recipe for Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ready, Set, Bake!

Easy Muffin Recipe - Bananas and Chocolate Chips

Easy Muffin Recipe - Bananas and Chocolate Chips

Tips for Making the Perfect Banana Muffins and Chocolate Chip Streusel

  • Let your butter soften. Don't melt it.
  • Use very ripe bananas. The riper the sweeter.
  • Always store brown sugar in an air-tight container. If yours is a delicious fossil, try zapping it briefly in the microwave to bring it back to life.
  • Keep mini chocolate chips in the refrigerator until it's time to use them. This will prevent them from prematurely melting and ruining your crumble topping mixture.

Banana and Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

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Heather Says

My favorite part of this muffin is definitely the crumbly streusel topping. The developed flavor is impressive considering the small amount of time and effort needed to pull off these muffins. This recipe yields twelve muffins, but they barely last twelve hours in my household. After you initially test-drive this recipe, you just may find yourself doubling it every time after. If you're looking for an easy banana muffin recipe or just yummy muffin recipes in general, this is one that delivers and satisfies. I hope you love these happy little muffins as much as I do.

Chocolate and Banana Breakfast Muffins

© 2013 Heather

Comments

O from New York on October 31, 2015:

Wow amazing!! MMMMM :) Following you now because I need more of these kind of hubs.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 23, 2015:

This is another delicious recipe from you, Heather. I would love to try this sometime! Voted up for useful!

Penman Pete from somewhere on planet earth... usually Colorado, frequently Wisconsin, sometimes elsewhere. on January 31, 2015:

Nice... these look so good, I took the recipe down to my local bakery and requested they make me a test batch. We will see how they come out. :)

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on January 30, 2015:

Perfect timing for HOTD as yellow ripe bananas were on sale at the local grocery store today. I am so glad I read this first so I could buy the chocolate chips and brown sugar I wouldn't have otherwise. Great idea, beyond looking delicious, I agree bananas and chocolate are yummy flavors together. Congratulations, awesome pictures

RTalloni on January 30, 2015:

Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this great spring muffin recipe! Streusel topped muffins are right up there (though just below) dark Chocolate bars. Really high, in other words. :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on January 30, 2015:

Congrats on HOTD!

These sound YUMMY! I love this flavor combo, anyhow, and muffins/coffee cake to boot? Oh, boy! Bookmarked, voted up, interesting and awesome, and pinned!

Paula from The Midwest, USA on January 30, 2015:

Hello Heather, these banana muffins look like a great one to try. I love the use of mini chocolate chips, and streusel too! Thank you for sharing this beautiful hub with us, I enjoyed it.

Carrie L Cronkite from Maine on January 30, 2015:

Oh my goodness, these look so good! Beautiful hub!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on January 30, 2015:

I like this recipe it is different to the ones you usually see, muffins are one of my favorite snack foods with a cup of tea, will be making these.

You have presented the recipe article very nicely it's easy even for a new cook.

Congratulations for HOTD you deserve it.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on January 30, 2015:

This well presented Hub certainly deserves HOTD. I have bookmarked this so I can come back and make some. My family loves banana nut bread muffins I make, but yours are so different with the streusel.

Voted UP, etc.etc.

Mypath from California, USA on January 30, 2015:

nice hub and well presented.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on January 30, 2015:

Well, this sure got my attention. I love banana bread or muffins and this recipe seems easy and the muffins looks delicious. I bookmarked so I can come back and check ingredients when I make my shopping list.

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Heather and congratulations on the HOTD award.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on January 30, 2015:

Congratulations on the Hub Of The Day award! This is indeed yummy.

Royce on January 30, 2015:

Mmmm... I got to bake these sometime. Great blog!

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on January 30, 2015:

Hi, Heather - Wow - these are about five kinds of decadent! Really yummy looking - and I like the idea of adding a streusel topping. Banana bread and muffins are perfect for this time of year, so this is a keeper.

Congrats on the Hub of the Day! Great choice!

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on January 30, 2015:

Hi, Heather - Wow - these are about five kinds of decadent! Really yummy looking - and I like the idea of adding a streusel topping. Banana bread and muffins are perfect for this time of year, so this is a keeper.

Congrats on the Hub of the Day! Great choice!

ezzly on January 30, 2015:

Delicious looking !

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on January 30, 2015:

Hi,

It is always a pleasure to meet such wonderful bakers who shares their recipes. It looks so good I want one now.

I will share this with Twitter and put on my re-pin board @ Pinterest.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 30, 2015:

Ok please pass me one. I have not had breakfast. YUM

Congrats on HOTD

Angels are on the way today ps

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 30, 2015:

Well-achieved! This is the best and most simple recipe in making muffins. I pinned and rated 5. Voted up, interesting and useful.

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on January 30, 2015:

Heather Rode

Congratulation! A well deserved HOTD.

chili recipes on October 23, 2014:

That looks yummy! So delicious :)

thefedorows from the Midwest on May 16, 2014:

These look so good! I am pinning this to try! Excellent pictures and instructions, as always. Thumbs up!

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 31, 2013:

@Glimmer Twin Fan-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I also have an issue eating bananas in the race against over-ripening. I love how well bananas freeze. I throw them in there when they're getting too brown and they keep great until I'm ready for them. You'll have to come back and let me know how your muffins turned out :)

Claudia Mitchell on October 30, 2013:

Yummy. I love this combo and I'm pinning this so I have another idea for my bananas which always seem to brown before I eat them. Gorgeous hub.

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 16, 2013:

@ratnaveera-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Bananas are always available to me when I go shopping but I bet they taste better where you live. Maybe I'm just imagining that. Thanks for the kind words. Let me know how you like them if you do make them :)

ratnaveera from Cumbum on October 16, 2013:

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful Hub! Banana Muffins seems the most nutritious and delicious recipe! In our area bananas are easily available and cheap fruits. You have also added very nice pictures! I think to try this one. Thanks again Heather Says!

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 10, 2013:

@abetterwaytolive-- Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by and saying so :)

Casey Johnson from Sanger, Texas on October 10, 2013:

This looks wonderful. Voted up!

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 10, 2013:

@Thelma Alberts-- Thanks for pinning! I hope you can try them soon. You'll have to come back and let me know how it went :)

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 10, 2013:

@MsDora-- Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm glad you stopped by. Thank you :)

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on October 10, 2013:

Yummy! I love this banana streusel muffins. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and pinned.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 10, 2013:

Heather, congratulations on the hubber award for your recipe. This is another great one. It seems that muffins are everyone's favorite and banana and chocolate together are delightful. Great pictures, too.

Heather (author) from Arizona on October 09, 2013:

@Jeannie-- Smart girl! Thanks for stopping by and commenting today :)

@Vanessa-- Thanks for the kind words and the visit. You'll have to come back and let me know if you try any recipes :)

@Paul Edmondson-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It always makes my day :)

@FullOfLoveSites-- Me too! Thanks for reading and commenting :)

@randomcreative-- Haha! Thanks for stopping by as always :)

@Eiddwen-- Thanks! I'm happy to hear you saved it. You'll have to come back and let me know what you think after you've made and tried them :)

@ChitrangadaSharan-- Thanks for the visit and the kind words. I hope you can try them and let me know how it goes :)

@peachpurple-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Jeannie on October 09, 2013:

I think I better double this recipe!

Vanessa on October 09, 2013:

These look so yummy! I love looking around your lovely blog.

Vanessa

Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on October 08, 2013:

Wow. These look incredible. If we could only grab one out of the tin and take a bite:)

FullOfLoveSites from United States on October 07, 2013:

I love anything with streusels. Those and chocolate chips? A wonderful combination! :)

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 07, 2013:

You had me at streusel! What a great take on a classic recipe.

Eiddwen from Wales on October 07, 2013:

Another great recipe and I vote up and save for sure.

Eddy.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 07, 2013:

Wonderful recipe and very nice presentation!

Your pictures, description everything is so well written. I am familiar with Streusel, but did not know it by name.

The combination of ingredients looks interesting and I am going to try this.

Thanks for sharing the details! Voted up!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on October 07, 2013:

looks so delicious. I am hungry now