These are a favorite of ours, and a perfect quick snack on cold winter days. I have used whatever peanut butter I have on hand, and they always turn out just fine. Pictured is also a regular sized muffin pan, and we got 11 muffins from this recipe. You could easily double this to make a larger batch and freeze some for snacks!
- 1 medium ripe banana peeled
- 1 large egg
- heaping 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I recommend using classic storebought peanut butter and not natural or homemade)
- 3 tablespoons honey (agave or maple syrup may be substituted)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt optional and to taste
- heaping 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare mini muffin pans by spraying very well with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pans; set aside. If keeping gluten-free for health reasons, simply use cooking spray or grease the pan.
- To the canister of a blender, add first 7 ingredients, through optional salt, and blend on high speed until smoothy and creamy, about 1 minute.
- Add chocolate chips and stir in by hand; don’t use the blender because it will pulverize them.
- Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop that’s been sprayed with cooking spray (helps batter slide off spoon or scoop easily), form rounded 1 tablespoon mounds and place mounds into prepared pans. Each cavity should be filled to a solid 3/4 full.
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until the tops are set, domed, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Due to their small size and oven variance, make sure to watch your muffins closely, and bake until done. Allow muffins to cool in pans for about 10 minutes, or until they’ve firmed up and are cool enough to handle. Muffins are best fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.