Chunky Monkey Muffins

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffins using peanut butter and chocolate, muffins using peanut butter chocolate and banana
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 muffins
Energy: 366 kcal
Author: Jennifer
Delicious peanut butter, banana and chocolate muffins. Makes 10 large muffins. You can make them smaller to make more, but adjust cooking time down accordingly. Keeps well for several days in an airtight container.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed really ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter*
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chunks**
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar for sprinkling before baking.

Instructions

  1. Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners and set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas, peanut butter, milk and vanilla.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  4. Divide batter between the 10 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with remaining white sugar. Fill any empty muffin cups 1/2 full with water.
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffins comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to finish cooling on wire racks.

Recipe Notes

* I used regular pantry peanut butter for my muffins (Skippy, to be exact :) I haven’t tested these with natural peanut butter, though I suspect it would work just fine. Let me know if you try it! As for the bananas, the more ripe they are, the better the flavour!

** While you could use regular chocolate chips in these muffins, I highly recommend picking up some chocolate chunks. The generous pieces of chocolate are a big part of the appeal of these muffins (together with the banana and peanut butter).