Appetizers & SnacksBaked GoodsBeveragesBreakfast FoodsCooking EquipmentDairy & EggsDesserts & SweetsDining OutFood IndustryFruitsGrains DishesMeat DishesSauces, Condiments, and PreservationSpecial DietsSpices & SeasoningsVegetable Dishes

Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

Updated on October 06, 2013
Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Source

Rate this Recipe!

4.7 stars from 7 ratings of Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel 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.

Have You Had Streusel Before?

See results

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 time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 12 Muffins

Ingredients Needed for Muffin Batter

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Muffins
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Muffins | Source

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 electric mixer. Voilà! Instant brown sugar without running to the store!

More Than Just Another Banana Muffin Recipe

Banana Baking Recipes
Banana Baking Recipes | Source

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 side.
  3. Peel and slice bananas into small bowl. Mash.
  4. In separate bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat with electric mixer until creamy.
  5. Add bananas, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
  6. Combine dry ingredients in third bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients to banana mixture. Combine well.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin liners. Set aside.

Simple Muffin Recipe

Banana and Chocolate Recipes
Banana and Chocolate Recipes | Source

Ingredients Needed for Streusel Crumble Topping

Streusel Recipe Topping
Streusel Recipe Topping | Source

Baking Recipes with Chocolate Chips

Recipes with Chocolate
Recipes with Chocolate | Source

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 electric mixer until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until distributed. Use 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 | Source

Ready, Set, Bake!

Easy Muffin Recipe - Bananas and Chocolate Chips
Easy Muffin Recipe - Bananas and Chocolate Chips | Source

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

Muffin Recipes - Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
Muffin Recipes - Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe | Source

Nutritional Information for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories 240
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 35 mg12%
Sodium 90 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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

Easy Breakfast Muffin Recipes
Easy Breakfast Muffin Recipes | Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rabadi profile image

      14 months ago from New York

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

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

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

    • PeterV profile image

      Penman Pete 24 months ago from somewhere on planet earth... usually Colorado, frequently Wisconsin, sometimes elsewhere.

      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 profile image

      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 24 months ago from Washington State

      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 profile image

      RTalloni 24 months ago from the short journey

      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. :)

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 24 months ago from Oakley, CA

      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!

    • oceansnsunsets profile image

      Paula 24 months ago from The Midwest, USA

      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.

    • creativelycc profile image

      Carrie L. Cronkite 24 months ago from Maine

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

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 24 months ago from New Zealand

      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.

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 24 months ago from Florida

      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 profile image

      Mypath 24 months ago from California, USA

      nice hub and well presented.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 24 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      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 profile image

      Thelma Alberts 24 months ago from Germany

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

    • Royce S profile image

      Royce 24 months ago

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

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 24 months ago from Planet Earth

      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 profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 24 months ago from Planet Earth

      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 profile image

      ezzly 24 months ago

      Delicious looking !

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      PurvisBobbi44 24 months ago from Florida

      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

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 24 months ago from sunny Florida

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

      Congrats on HOTD

      Angels are on the way today ps

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 24 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 24 months ago from Norfolk

      Heather Rode

      Congratulation! A well deserved HOTD.

    • chili recipes profile image

      chili recipes 2 years ago

      That looks yummy! So delicious :)

    • thefedorows profile image

      thefedorows 2 years ago from the Midwest

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

    • Heather Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      @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 :)

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile image

      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      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 Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      @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 profile image

      ratnaveera 3 years ago from Cumbum

      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 Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

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

    • abetterwaytolive profile image

      Casey Johnson 3 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      This looks wonderful. Voted up!

    • Heather Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      @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 Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

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

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

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

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      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 Says profile image
      Author

      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      @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 3 years ago

      I think I better double this recipe!

    • Vanessa 3 years ago

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

      Vanessa

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 3 years ago from Burlingame, CA

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

    • FullOfLoveSites profile image

      FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

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

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

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

      Eddy.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      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!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      looks so delicious. I am hungry now

    Click to Rate This Article