Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins combine half plain banana batter and half chocolate banana batter in sweet, moist, bakery-style muffins that make a perfect breakfast or snack!
I’ve pretty much decided that chocolate and bananas were made for each other. When I have overripe bananas, I often find myself making simple banana treats OR going over the top with a batch of Triple Chocolate Banana Bread…but never before have I combined the two. Until today. And WOW. What was I waiting for? These Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins are so darn good.
Now if you’re wanting to feel virtuous about your banana muffin choice, you may absolutely go for my Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Banana Muffins (which are super yummy and loaded with good-for-you ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut oil, yogurt, and honey). However! If you’re in the mood for a super delicious, slightly decadent, bakery-style muffin treat, these Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins fit all of those criteria and more. They are light and fluffy, with an addition of sour cream that really boosts their moisture level. And fortunately, they don’t even need to go overboard on the sugar since the mashed bananas lend a good dose of natural sweetness.
But of course, the kicker comes when you divide the batter in half and stir some melted unsweetened chocolate into one of the bowls. Then simply use a spoon or small cookie scoop to fill your cupcake liners with half plain batter and half chocolate batter. Or — if you so wish — you can layer or swirl the two batters together to your little heart’s content. After all, marbled banana muffins would be equally gorgeous and tasty!
It is possible that, in the course of dividing your muffin batter, you may not get the amounts in your bowls perfectly even. And you may end up with a slightly disproportionate amount of chocolate batter. Which may result in a completely-chocolate banana muffin or two at the end. But you know what? It will all be okay. Because being imprecise has its advantages sometimes…
And that’s it, folks! Easy-to-whip-up Banana Bread & Chocolate Muffins with a flavor and texture worthy of any coffee shop or bakery. Not to mention the fact that they’re totally fun to eat with that split banana bread/chocolate banana bread personality. So the next time you’re pondering how to use up those overripe bananas, go forth and make scrumptious half-and-half muffins! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
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