Bananas and chocolate are meant to be together.
Have you ever had a dark chocolate covered frozen banana? Ridic!!
I used to get them all the time at Cedar Point in Ohio. Speeding roller coasters and chocolate covered bananas - good times!
These are easy as heck to make and holy cow delicious! It's hard for me to NOT bake these at least once a week.
The batter is so chocolatey and rich. It's flecked with small chunks of banana, loaded with chocolate chips and perfumed with cinnamon.
I love using trigger or quick-release ice cream scoops to portion my muffin batter neatly into these paper cups. This way they all bake up evenly.
I never use this scoop for ice cream. When I want ice cream, I just grab the tub and a spoon. Done deal.
The tops crack up like mini earthquakes. If the ground I walked on was made of chocolate, I don't think I would even notice an earthquake.
Chocolate on chocolate.
Makes more sense than white on rice.
Get on this - I bet you will make them way more than just once!
Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium bananas, previously frozen)
1/3 cup sour cream
1 large egg
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; whisk together to blend evenly and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas and sour cream until smooth. Whisk in egg, sugar, canola oil and vanilla extract until well blended. Add the flour mixture and the chocolate chips and fold gently until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake until the muffin tops spring back when touched gently and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean despite any melted chocolate chips, 20-22 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.