DingDingDing! We have a winner. The BEST banana chocolate chip muffins out there.
To be honest, this isn't the culminating point of years of searching - I haven't been frantic to discover the end-all banana chocolate chip muffin. But find it I did, and my utter (though possibly naive) confidence that a superior recipe cannot be found should be reason alone to believe my claim. If it isn't, scroll through the rave reviews beneath the recipe - others agree!
I did a basic search for banana chocolate chip muffins and chose this recipe in particular because it called for four bananas, which is precisely what I had. (One of the perks of living with five other people: bananas are bound to be lost or forgotten, only to resurface much too late. If my roommate hadn't neglected her bananas to beyond overripe, I probably wouldn't be writing this post right now.)
|Banana Soup: The bananas, melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla are combined first.|
|The Dry Stuff: Flour, brown sugar, baking power, soda, salt, and chocolate chips are stirred in.|
|Yield: 12 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins : )|
What makes these muffins better than the rest? The brown sugar, for sure; many recipes use regular granulated sugar, and you can imagine the difference this makes simply by looking at the two sugars. I think, though, these muffins hit their zenith because of the bananas. I'm telling you, they were black. If you can wait a couple more days, then wait a couple more days. It's tough, I know, but what comes out of it are the softest, moistest (my sister is cringing somewhere), banana-y-est (Noah Webster is rolling over somewhere), most beautiful banana chocolate chip muffins you'll ever meet.
Hey - if I'm wrong, prove it.