Thursday, October 20, 2011


The other day I was over at Whoorl when they hit me between the eyes:  Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Somewhere along the line I think I've done a version of this recipe (pumpkin choc chip? anyone remember?), but Sarah's looked better.  Add the work stress combined with procrastination and suddenly I heard them  whispering to me 'try those muffinsssss you'll like 'em!' So there I was at 12:30 this morning when it hits me:  I need those muffins.  Forget going to bed.

Cut to scene and I'm thawing butter (coincidentally her recipe did not call for butter, but butter rules in my world so I just,well, you get the point), rifling through the cupboards and hoping against all for enough baking soda and gluten-free flour mix.  Thankfully everything was in the pantry and I whipped off a batch of these just before crawling into bed with fingers crossed that they'd retain their height come morning.  Sometimes gluten-free cakes, uh, not so much.

All I have to say is: wow.  These things are hazardous.  Gluten-free or not, these muffins are di-vine.  Just enough crumble, not too sweet and the perfect size.  Around noon I had to hide them or they were at risk of becoming endangered.  You guys.  Try them.  So easy and so good.  Wave buh-bye to cereal. They'll only last a day anyway.  She sprinkled chocolate chips on hers....lethal!

Slipshod image taken at the urging of Nicole aka bad influence who strongly encourages hooky 
to partake in muffin baking and consumption.   Do you feel like you're in a forest having tea and muffin?


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free blend (listed here)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Recipe source here and I adjusted to gluten-free flour, butter vs. oil, milk vs. yogurt and added brown sugar to reduce white sugar.  

Oh. And this is how I feel after this week:

Is it over yet?  It's almost 7pm and I'm still working with no end in sight.  Happy for the work though! 


Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Delicious looking muffins. I must get some at the bakery this morning - not enough time for at-home-baking, but will try your recipe at the weekend;-)

RosaLovesDC said...

Don't work too hard girl. Luckily the weekend is almost here, yay!

Closet Fashionista said...

MMmmmm tastiness!!! I dont like banannas but I would try those

Polly said...

Really, is there anything better than a banana choc chip muffin?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ok I am getting my parents to bring over my muffin pans - I love banana bread and muffins!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Josie said...

Yummm! These look so tasty! I too tend to do my baking late at night... It's pretty lethal.
xo Josie

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! I love it! And you know what I sing?
"My muffin top is all that, whole grain low fat. You know you want a piece of that but I just want to dance!"

marissa at the boot said...

haha that muffin video is hilar! have you seen the shoes one?

Collette Osuna said...

I am SOOOO happy its Friday!!! I dint even really have anything planned, just need to end this NOW, hahahaha.
The muffins look amazing....happy Friday:)

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MerciBlahBlah said...

For the love of Otis Spunkmeyer, that made me laugh out loud. Girrrrl, another yummy banana muffiny recipe? Orangette's banana chocolate chip bread with crystallized ginger in it, served warm with home made whipped cream. GUH.


Daisy said...

you are such an impressive baker! yummmmmuffinssss

Lisa Griffin said...

Yummm your muffins looks so pretty and perfect shaped! Sorry for the late nights but it is great that you have so much work!

Courtney Erin said...

That's it, you talked me into it. I'm totally making muffins this weekend.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Isabel said...

those look delicious! ill have to try them.

TheChambrayCountess said...

The muffin looks so good! And I am glad you were able to find a way to make gluten-free ones that are still yummy!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Mmmmmmmmm chocolate chips and muffins... my favorite.. I was thinking when first reading that you crawled into bed to take the first bite. My first reaction was like YES THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO!!!

la petite coquine said...

HOLY MOTHER OF MUFFINS. Yesterday I baked an apple pie, and didn't even pause during the day's 2nd earthquake. Apparently someone needed her baked goods...

Val said...

Yum, can you send me a dozen?? =)

Jess said...

#1 Holy yuuum, I'm drooling!

#2 I've missed you! I'm sorry I haven't been around much - my life is insane right now and I barely have time to make posts let alone comments. Miss you and the blog though. Hope all is well!

#3 Happy Weekend!

Jackie said...

Mmm... I love banana muffins. The addition of chocolate chips make these sound even better. A perfect end to a day. I will be making some.

Ashley said...

Mmm those muffins look delicious! I'm so lazy/hungry lately that I've been buying all my baked goods pre-made at Trader Joe's, but this recipe may be the one to break me out of my laziness!


Claire Kiefer said...

Wellllllll, that video was one of the most disturbing/hilarious things I've ever seen. WHAT?? Pencil muffins? HA!!!!

Yours look delish. Unfortunately I'm recovering from a stomach virus, so the thought of pretty much any food makes me wanna vom. Here's to regaining an appetite!!

Marcie said...

Chocolate, pumpkin and banana is my FAVORITE! Loving this, and you've inspired me to get to Trader Joe's for their pumpkin bread.


PS- I may be back at this blog thing again! The house hunt has inspired me :)

Catita said...

love these banana chocolate muffin, so easy and delicious!! I just made this apple galette that I will share soon, also extra easy and oh so yummi!

She Wore It Well said...

that's it! imma make these tonight. f the paris diet!

Nikki said...

My husband refuses bananan bread if it doesn't have chocolate chips in it. Thanks for the reminder, I have a bunch of frozen bananas to use!

I also use Elana's pantry banana bread/cake recipe using almond flour (or almond meal). Love it!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

YUM! These look great.

its simple love said...

Those look delish! Thanks for the recipe!



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