Friday, October 11, 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (GF/DF)

I'm pretty sure I've already talked about my love of muffins somewhere on this blog. Actually, it's probably guaranteed that at some point it went something along the lines of this "I LOVE muffins, they are the best darn snack around". Wouldn't you agree?

They're just so versatile, you can make basically any kind you could think of and they are so easy to grab. They're good for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Best thing ever, this muffin thing.

Now that I've got that out of the way, we can move on to the chocolate chip banana muffins I made Wednesday night.

I've tried a ton of different banana muffin recipes and have yet to find one I love. I'm not sure why, but they just never taste right. It's frustrating. But this recipe is the best one I've found yet. I actually like it so much that I will make it again. And that is saying something!

I like this recipe for a number of reasons, but the main one is that it calls for two bananas. Unless you double the recipe like I did and then you can use up four! I have so many brown bananas in my freezer, it's kind of embarrassing. Especially since using up four of them the other night didn't even make a dent in my stockpile. :::blushes:::

But the muffins, so good!

I ate the first one fresh out of the oven but it was too hot to enjoy. The second one I had, once they had cooled, was super tasty. Just the perfect amount of banana with the occasional chocolate bite.

Like I mentioned above, I doubled the recipe so that I could have extras to freeze. And I had plenty of bananas to go around, so it was pretty easy to do. The only ingredient I didn't double was the sugar, since I'm not too fond of a super sweet muffin. Even with half the sugar, I find them to be the perfect sweetness.

You should totally try them, even if you're not GF. I'm sure if you just use normal flour instead of GF flour, they will turn out. Unless of course you already have the perfect banana muffin recipe and in that case, stick with it!

It felt good to get some baking done. With the cooler weather coming in, it just seemed like the right thing to do. Have you been baking anything lately? What's your favourite kind of muffin?


  1. Mmmm muffin! Banana chocolate chip is one of the best. My friend's mom makes DELICIOUS ones. i need to steal her recipe. I am making some pies this weekend! Never made a pie before...should be interesting :)

  2. I love banana muffins, but haven't made them in forever because bananas never get a chance to get brown at our house! Last night I made chocolate chip cookies with all whole wheat flour, oats and cranberries. They were very tasty! :)

  3. I love muffins too! They are breakfast, snacks, desserts... happiness!!
    I made apple muffins last night, from a really old recipe from my Grandmother actually, which I, of course, modified. I put less sugar too!
    The fun thing I added to this recipe was chopped apricots. It called for raisins and although I love raisins, I didn't want them in my muffins, so I chose apricots instead. Super tasty!!
    And bravo Jennie, for this wednesday night productivity!!

  4. Casey - You totally need to steal your friend's recipe, those muffins need to be made ASAP. Good luck with the pies, I'm sure you'll do great and I look forward to reading a post about the adventure next week!

    Jackie - Bananas always get brown at my house since Dan doesn't eat them and i only like them for a 2 day period. And those cookies sound tasty!

    Cora - Which apple recipe are you referring to? And less sugar has become a regular habit of mine when it comes to recipes lately. Putting apricots instead of raisins is brilliant and I'm so happy they turned out! I will check out that youtube video once I get proper internet. :)

  5. I am very lucky that I can tolerate oat and corn flour okay. I've been substituting oat flour for regular in a lot of recipies lately. It generally works out okay though the end result is usually denser than it would be with wheat flour. Where did you find those great muffin cup liners? I hate using those white bleached paper ones of questionable origin.

  6. Karen - Yes, playing around with flours does usually make a denser muffin but as long as it tastes good, all is good! I found the muffin cups at our Real Canadian Superstore (Loblaws). I had never seen them before but was super excited when I came across them!

  7. Great Jenn, thanks, I'll look for them next time I'm in Peterborough.

  8. These look delicious! I'm currently trying to make big batches of muffins and then freeze half--Jeff and I are enjoying them in the morning, but I also want to have extras. Last week, I made pumpkin-cranberry ones, but I'm totally going for these next week!

  9. Karen - I hope that they actually have them when you come! Or else I will feel bad.

    Tory - I always make bigger batches of muffins and freeze them, although I still tend to go through them way too fast. :P Pumpkin cranberry sounds really good, do you have a recipe you want to share?