Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Pecans

By Katherine

If only the ancient Egyptians made muffin pyramids

If only the ancient Egyptians made muffin pyramids

Greg hates bananas so whenever we buy some, which is hardly ever, half of them wind up in the freezer. I pulled some out and put them to use for a boss’s day breakfast at work, which I was told I shouldn’t have done because I’m a boss. Well, since I am a boss, I’ll make muffins when I want. Although, I accidentally left out the egg, perhaps I should have delegated that bit of the recipe.

Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Pecans

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 depending on the size)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 ounces chopped dark chocolate

Grease two muffin tins (12 regular-sized muffins) and set aside. In a large bowl, mix flours, salt, baking soda and spices. Make a well in the center. In a smaller bowl, combine bananas, milk, brown sugar and egg. Stir to combine. Slowly stir in melted butter. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined. Add pecans and chocolate and give another quick stir to combine. Pour into the pans. The batter will be thick. Cook for about 30 minutes at 350.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Pecans

  1. I usually don’t think of adding chocolate to banana muffins. Great idea!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Do you bring baked good to work very often, Katherine? Are they hiring?

  3. YUM! These look so delicious!

  4. Cecile says:

    I have a recipe for banana muffins BUT I like your recipe a lot more. Thanks for posting this – going to PIN IT !!!

  5. I’ve always like white chocolate with banana in muffins – maybe should go for the dark chips next time 🙂 these look adorable!

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