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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins are exactly what they sound like – Delicious!


4 Overripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey
3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Bread Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Mini Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 400°F.  Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.

Combine bananas, brown sugar, honey, peanut butter, eggs, oil, and vanilla together in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Mix until smooth.

Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide batter between the 12 muffin cups.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.


Yield: 12 Muffins

-Recipes from two-tarts.com

Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins


I’m always amazed with gluten free baked goods that don’t seem to be gluten free.  No weird texture or taste with these Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins.  You seriously wouldn’t even know these Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins were gluten free just by tasting them.  These couldn’t be easier to make!  Just throw it all in the blender then bake.  Notice in the directions that it says to use silicone or foil muffin liners.  Don’t use papers liners as they don’t work so well with gluten free foods.  I really love the silicone baking liners.  They amaze me!  I’ve tried using other silicone bakeware, but haven’t liked them because they are super floppy and can make a big mess.


2 1/2 Cups Oats
1 Cup Plain Yogurt (Greek or Regular)
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Bananas


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with non-stick spray or lining with silicone or foil liners.

Blend together oats, yogurt, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and bananas together in a blender or food processor.

Pour into prepared muffin pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.


Yield: 12 Muffins

-Recipe adapted from Dashing Dish

Black Bottom Banana Bars


I’m always looking for banana recipes and this one is surely a keeper.  They turned out to be more cake-like than I expected, but were super delicious.


1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 3 medium)
1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder


Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.


In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla, mixing to combine.  Mix in the bananas.


In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture.


Divide the batter evenly between two bowls.  Add the cocoa powder to one bowl and stir to combine.  Pour the cocoa batter into the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.


Spoon the other bowl of batter over the cocoa batter in the baking dish.  Swirl with a knife.


Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.


-Recipe comes from BeckyHiggins.com

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

This is a much healthier version of banana bread.  Turned out pretty good too!

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
¼ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups mashed bananas

Preheat over to 350°F.  Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, butter and brown sugar.  Stir in the eggs and mashed bananas.  Pour this mixture onto the flour mixture.  Stir to combine.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are amazing because they have no eggs, no flour, no sugar, and no butter.  I guess that means you can eat as many as you like!  I found this recipe on Weelicious.com.  When I made these, I used 1/4 cup chocolate and 1/4 chopped walnuts.  So good!  Chloe likes these too!

3 Bananas (preferably ripe or spotty bananas), mashed
2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Dried Dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 Cup Oil
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips, Walnuts or Raisins
1/4 Tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease two foiled lined baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.  Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Using a small cookie scoop or rounded Tablespoon, drop cookies onto the baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Yields: about 30 cookies

Banana Pancakes

I’m always looking for new uses for overripe bananas.  This is adapted from a recipe from All Recipes.  These turned out pretty good.  They were more moist than regular pancakes because of the banana.  Chloe ate a whole pancake herself!

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
1 ¼ cups milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 over ripe bananas, mashed

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, oil and bananas.  Add this to the banana mixture.  Mix until just combined.  The batter will be lumpy.

Heat a greased griddle pan over medium high heat.  Ladle the batter onto the griddle and cook until browned on each side.