You need these banana bread chocolate chip muffins in your life. They’re moist, fluffy, and utterly addictive.
They’re quick and easy to make and risen every time. I have a hunch why. Keep reading, and you’ll discover my secret further in the article.
How to make well-risen muffins every time?
I failed many times with baking. My muffins, banana bread, and many others kept turning out flat.
After many trials and errors, I realized my mistake when preparing the batter. I didn’t let the baking powder and the baking soda settle a bit with the flour and activate the components that make the batter rise.
But, since letting the flour, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda rest for a few minutes before mixing in the liquid ingredients, my cakes and muffins are rising beautifully, with an attractive and shiny dome that pleases the eye.
Another thing to keep in mind – too much flour prevents the batter to rise and makes the muffins dry.
Ingredients for banana bread chocolate chip muffins
Dark chocolate chips make the muffins decadent, gooey, and just the right amount of sweet. They melt in your mouth, and the taste that lingers afterward hypnotizes you to take just one more bite. These dark delights upgrade every dessert to the level of the divine.
BANANAS, especially overripe bananas, add flavor, more sweetness, and even more moisture to these muffins.
WALNUTS bring crunchiness, a nutty flavor, and more nutritional value with plenty of protein and good fats, such as Omega-3. Yeah, and they’re good for the brain and mood. Take a look at this article to discover the 5 healthy benefits of walnuts.
VANILLA EXTRACT smells amazing and brings more sweetness. Plus, it just blends amazingly well with bananas and dark chocolate.
Coconut oil is one of the essential ingredients. If you were wondering how to make your muffins moist and soft, the answer is more butter or oil, or more of both. However, the scale between these two ingredients is heaver on the oil side in my kitchen. As well as olive oil, coconut oil is healthy and brings some benefits to our bodies. And we need not only spoil our taste buds but to benefit our health as well.
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- 100 g of Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 overripe Bananas
- 50 g of Walnuts (chopped)
- 80 g of Sugar (golden, unrefined sugar)
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 75 g Coconut oil (melted)
- 2 Eggs (medium-sized)
- 120 g of self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1. Prepare the dry ingredients. Sift the self-raising flour into a medium-sized bowl. Add half a teaspoon of baking powder and half a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix well, and set aside until you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. In a different bowl, preferably a larger one, mash two overripe bananas. Stir in the vanilla extract, sugar, two eggs, chopped walnuts, melted coconut oil, and dark chocolate chips (leave a few to top the muffins).
3. Mix lightly until well-combined, then stir in the flour mixture. Whisk until the flour is fully incorporated into the liquid ingredients. The batter will be lumpy because of the chocolate chips and walnuts and a bit liquid.
4. Pour the batter evenly into paper-lined muffin pan cups. I use a muffin tin with twelve cups. Then top each muffin-to-be with extra chocolate chips.
5. Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 180 °C / 350 °F.
6. Let them cool completely and ENJOY!
Nutrition per Serving
*Important: All the nutrition values are based on McCance and Widdowson’s ‘composition of foods on the nutrient content of the UK food supply, thus may differ from your products. The nutrition label is purely informative. I’m a not certified nutritionist.
*The values above are based on one out of 12 banana bread chocolate chip muffins