I've had a version of something chocolatey / peanut buttery / and banana-ey on my radar for awhile now and finally had the chance to bake something up that fit the bill this week. I saw this recipe on Mom's Test Kitchen and knew this was the one for me! These disappeared in less than 24 hours - and my son ate 90 percent of them. He LOVED them! I thought the flavors blended really nicely as the day went on and they tasted better by the end of the day then they did at the beginning (the one I tried straight from the oven had a really strong peanut butter flavor, but by the afternoon / evening the peanut butter flavor mellowed and you could taste the banana more which was a better balance).
Little bite sized treats are perfect for weekend snacking or lunch box goodies - and I know with how fast these disappeared they will be making another appearance in our home again soon!
Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Peanut Butter Muffins from Mom's Test Kitchen
Yield: about 3 dozen mini muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Generous pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 ripe bananas, mashed or cut into small slices
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray your mini muffin tin(s) with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and the salt. Set to the side.
- In another bowl, add the butter and sugar and blend thoroughly until light and fluffy. One at a time, add in the eggs and blend to combine well. Next add in the applesauce, bananas, and peanut butter one at a time, blending well between each item.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture, a little at a time, making sure to blend well after each addition.
- Mix in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Fill the muffin tins to about 3/4 full and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until muffins are lightly browned on the bottom and top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for a couple minutes in the tins and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.