I think a warm muffin, fresh from the oven, is one of the best comfort foods around. These Chocolaty and Nutty Banana Muffins are like a warm hug. They are the perfect snack anytime of the day or night!
Mornings around here are often hectic and rushed. Sometimes a good breakfast doesn’t fit in the schedule. I know that breakfast is important for health reasons and just to get your day started off on a good note. I know that I can be down right grumpy when I skip breakfast! Is that just me?
I try to have a good breakfast available each morning. This recipe for Chocolaty and Nutty Banana Muffins fits the bill perfectly. They are such a good comfort food. It’s like starting your day with a hug from mom!
There is something so darn good about homemade muffins. These Chocolaty and Nutty Banana Muffins are the perfect combination of sweet from the bananas, chocolate, and the crunch of the pecans. The bananas not only add great flavor, but they also help keep the muffins super moist.
When I make a batch we usually eat most of them when they are still warm! They are great for a snack or a pick me up anytime of the day or night!
This is one of my favorite recipes because these muffins freeze so well. I don’t have time to whip up muffins every morning. That’s why these are perfect. That first batch goes so fast I almost always double the batch. That way I can freeze several to have on hand.
There are a couple ways you can get them from freezer to breakfast table. One way to take out the number of muffins you will need from the freezer the night before. Stick them in the fridge and they will be ready in the morning!
Sometime I don’t always plan that far ahead. In a pinch you can zap the frozen muffin in the microwave and it will be warm and ready for breakfast it just seconds!
Chocolaty and Nutty Banana Muffins
- 3 medium bananas, ripe, mashed
- 1 large egg -
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar -
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -
- 1 teaspoon baking soda -
- 1 teaspoon baking powder -
- 1/2 teaspoon salt -
- 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips more or less to taste
- cooking spray or butter, for greasing
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare your muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine mashed bananas, egg, oil and sugar.
Stir until smooth.
Next add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and stir until totally incorporated.
Spoon into your prepared muffin pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool in your pan for at least 5 minutes. These muffins freeze beautifully. Serve and enjoy!