Are you a muffin lover like I am?
Do you prefer the top or the bottom or do you really not care?
I love the entire muffin, but, if I had to choose I would probably go for the top. Do you remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine opens a bakery that only sells muffin tops? I love that episode.
I had a couple ripe bananas sitting on my counter getting browner by the second, so I put them to good use and made muffins . . .peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins. They were a smashing success and even Braydon (pickiest kid in the history of ever) loved them. I asked him if he realized there were bananas in them, he said he knew there was and yet he still ate one. You have to know how huge that is because he doesn’t even like bananas (or raspberries, or cantaloupe, or peaches, or most any fruit).
Eat them warm, with a little butter smeared on top –Yum, they are pretty dang fabulous. I even spread some peanut butter on one . . . delicious!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 Tbsp. butter , softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups chocolate chips (Guittard are my favorite!)
- Turbinado sugar (raw sugar) for sprinkling
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Stir in bananas and sour cream mixing until well combined.
Fold in flour mixture until just combined and then add in chocolate chips.
Spoon into lined muffin tins, filling each one to the top (makes about 16 muffins). Sprinkle tops generously with Turbinado sugar.
Bake at 375 degree for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Recipe source: Adapted from Keeping Up Cookbook