Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

spiced banana chocolate chip muffinsYou can run but you can’t hide. Fall is officially here. Well, not officially officially – that’s on the 23rd -- but it’s pretty damn close.

Sure, we’re all going to miss our melting ice cream cones, flip flops, and lazy days at the beach, but autumn comes with some good things, as well. Halloween, pumpkin lattes, Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Oh yes.

Serve these delicious sweet and spicy muffins with tea or cider for the perfect breakfast treat, warm up in the microwave for an after-school snack, or add a tiny dollop of vanilla ice cream for a post-dinner sweet. Yum!

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Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Amanda's Cookin

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. In large bowl using a wooden spoon, beat together sugar and oil. Add eggs and bananas, mix well. In small bowl, stir the baking soda into the vanilla yogurt. Add yogurt mixture slowly to the banana mixture. Add vanilla and stir until combined.

3. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add flour mixture to the banana mixture and fold in. Do not overmix! Overmixing will result in tough muffins. Stir only until combined, batter may be lumpy.

4. Fold in pecans and half of the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into greased jumbo muffin cups. Sprinkle top of muffin batter with remaining chocolate chips.

5. Bake 20-22 minutes. Turn out onto cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Makes 11 jumbo muffins.

 

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