Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

September 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

I seem to have a thing for bananas; this is the second baked good I’ve incorporated them into in two weeks.  I put them in a little pan to yield more so that the kids could grab them and run, as they do.


Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 220g flour
  • 160g sugar / about 3/4th of a cup (I did half brown, half white)
  • 1 stick of butter / 125g butter
  • 200g cream cheese / 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp milk
  • 3 tsp oil
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • Chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170’C/350’F
  2. Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar together.  Add wet ingredients, then dry ending with the flour.  Fold in bananas and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into a papered muffin pan (about 3/4ths full) and bake 20-22 minutes (done when a knife, stuck in the middle, can be removed cleanly.)

I am quite proud of these little muffins, I wrote the recipe with only a vague understanding of what goes into muffin making -but please don’t let that discourage you from trying them out!  Everyone loved them (especially the kids) though I did think they were a bit thick for a muffin.  Does anyone have any tips on how I can make them fluffier?


Update: My grandmother says that by adding an additional egg the muffins will be fluffier.  I haven’t had a chance yet to give it a try, but as eggs do work as a leavening agent in cakes, it makes sense.  Why didn’t I think of that?  (Because I tend to think of eggs as binding agents as they are in cookies, probably.)


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