Banana Peanut Butter Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I decided to seek out a recipe for a banana-based baked good in response to pleas from my family that I stop posting about pumpkin.  I’ll appease them… for now.

This recipe was adapted from the one found here.

You’ll need:

1/2 cup plus 2 tbs all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
6 tbs peanut butter (creamy or chunky will do)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbs honey
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare your muffin tin by greasing the cups or inserting muffin liners.

Stir the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Mash the banana, peanut butter (I used chunky, because I love me some chunky peanut butter), brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and egg together in another bowl.  

Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir until just combined.  Add your chocolate chips and stir to combine again.

Fill the muffin tins ~3/4 of the way full.  Bake 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

I got 10 muffins out of this recipe.

C’mon now, peanut butter and banana?  And then you add in some chocolate?  These are great.  The outside is a little crisp, and the inside is moist and chewy, just the way a muffin should be.  
If you wanted to get those nice, bakery-style domes on top of the muffins you could fill the muffin liners up to the brim.  But then you’d have fewer muffins.  It’s your call.  You could always double the recipe if you wanted to have plentiful and tall muffins ;).  Enjoy!

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