All the flavors and textures you love about banana bread in muffin form along with lots of gooey chocolate and a to-die-for buttery streusel!
Ugh. Monday after the end of a 10-day Florida vacation. You came too soon. Where is a gallon-sized cup of coffee when you need it?! Cause I need it and now.
So just to quickly update you: We got in from Orlando yesterday evening and I’m currently chilling at my sister’s house in Topeka, Kansas. This afternoon I’m hopping on a short flight back to Wisconsin and back to reality..
Anyway, it was an awesome trip and I thank you all for bearing with me through my slight absence the past few weeks! Did you catch any of the fun on Instagram? I got to meet Anna and Elsa and have breakfast with Disney princesses. Be JEALOUS!
Okay, I think that’s pretty much the brief on the state of things in Sarah’s world right now. Shall we move onto our Muffin Monday business?
So I’m just a teensy bit partial to banana bread in the form of muffins, filled with all the gooey chocolate, and sprinkled to death with all the buttery streusel. That’s just how I roll.
Would you expect any less on a Monday? I mean, really. We are so doing Muffin Monday today. Prepare because awesome stuff is about to hit your tastebuds in the face.
Ka-BOOM. You should really wipe that chocolate off your face. It’s kinda rude to walk around with food all over your face. People tend to judge you harshly for that certain offense.
These muffins are a mash-up of several fabulous things: Obviously banana bread, hence the title. THIS banana bread to be exact. Somehow it finally worked its way into my muffins along with a ton of chocolate and a slightly-insane amount of streusel.
And I do mean INSANELY huge amount….
We don’t go all light on the streusel around here, folks. Streusel-less muffins are for the WIMPS.
My siblings have called these “the best muffins ever.” That’s saying a lot because I subject those (poor?) kids to a HUGE multitude of muffins. Speaking of which….
Can we talk about the glorious smells that emit from your kitchen while these muffins do their magic in the oven? The smell of these muffins baking seriously smells like the bananas came to life and took over the kitchen.
Obviously with their partners-in-crime the chocolate and streusel.
The taste of these muffins, warm from the oven and exploding with gooey chocolate and buttery streusel seriously tastes like you died and went to banana bread heaven.
My, gosh….♥♥ That split-open muffin photo gets me every time.
They’re seriously SO freaking soft inside and jam-packed with the ‘nanners flavor in every.single luscious bite. Banana bread in the form of muffins is where it’s at now, friends.
Sink your teeth into that. You’re really, really going to love it.
Yes ma’am, my first choice of heaven for sure. 😉
Come to think of it, one of these muffins would REALLY hit the spot right about now. You know, to go with my gallon-sized cup of coffee and everything.
You’d think my big sister would have one of those XL coffee cups lying around her house….she’s kinda the biggest coffee-addict you’ll ever meet. No doubt about it that we’re sisters.
I’ll have to get her one for her next birthday.
In the meantime, YOU really need to get onboard the banana bread muffin bandwagon and make these muffins. Uh, if not now then sometime in the next minute and not a second later.
Geez, am I pushy much? Yes and for the very best of reasons. 😉
ENJOY, banana bread-lovers. ♥
Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins
- 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar (or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat mashed banana, sugar, eggs, yogurt, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Fill prepared muffin cups to brim with batter and set aside while you prepare the streusel: In a small bowl, combine flour, nuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Use your fingers to work cold butter into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
- Evenly sprinkle streusel over muffin batter, gently pressing crumbs into batter. Bake muffins at 425F 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 375F and continue baking an additional 15 minutes or until a toothpick tests done.
- Cool muffins in pan 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy warm!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
It sounds like you had an amazing vacation, Sarah! The muffins are such a great way to start off Monday. I love banana bread with chocolate. These are certainly drool-worthy!
Thank you Jen! It was a great vacay but it’s great to be home now too! 😉
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
We’re banana chocolate chip twins today! I love these muffins! That streusel looks fantastic!
Ahhh! Love it! Heading over to check out your breakfast cookies, girl!
Welcome back.. I hope you’ve had a memorable trip.
Although we are not a banana, chocolate combination fans in my home, but yours sound and looks really tempting to try.
Thank you Amiraa! I hope you give these muffins a try!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Ahhh so jealous of your vacation. I want to go somewhere fun! These muffins look SO perfect. Love the little bananas peeking over the top!
Thanks so much Jess!
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel says
You made my day with the amazingness of these muffins. I miss making streusel muffins so it reminds me to get back to baking again. I adore muffins with bananas and chocolate and a streusel topping is really the icing on the cake. Well done
These muffins sound right up your alley, Kelsey! Let me know if you try them!
Thao @ In Good Flavor says
I run a daycare and have heard “Let It Go” more times than anyone can possibly count! 🙂 These muffins look absolutely delicious, and I don’t think there is such a thing as too much streusel.
It’s a great song, but once kids start singing it there’s a serious possibility they’ll never stop! LOL.
Mandie | Mandie's Kitchen says
I love banana muffins too! And adding Greek yogurt to banana muffins is a great trick for keeping them very moist. I hope you had a great time in Disney! I’d love to go someday….What plug-in do you use for your popular posts in your sidebar? It looks nice and clean!
Thanks Mandie! I use the popular post widget that comes with the Jetpack plugin.
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
No lie, I have three ripe bananas in my fridge this very moment….I was thinking I’d do something banana bread-ish and now I think I know what I’m going to make!
Ahhhh! It sounds like these muffins are definitely in your future, girl!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Welcome back, Sarah! So glad you had a great time! Sounds like so much fun 🙂 These muffins look gorgeous! Love the banana and chocolate chip combo and of the streusel is amazing!
Thanks Kelly! It’s definitely great to be home!
Welcome back! I know you must have had the most amazing time but so hard to get back to reality. I’m drinking a nice big cup of coffee right now and I so wish I had one (or maybe two) of these muffins to go with it!
Thanks Christin! It was definitely an awesome trip and it’s always hard to get back to reality! 😉
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Sarah, these muffins are beautiful! They really belong in a bakery! I’m love the banana bread and chocolate combo. And that streusel? Wow, I’m drooling! Looks fantastic!
You are too sweet, Gayle! Thank you so much girl!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Your trip to Florida looked so fun! I’ve never been to Disneyworld. Disneyland was a much easier destination for us here in California. But Disneyworld is even bigger and better! These banana muffins look TOO good! I love the chocolate chips and that streusel topping is simply perfection : )
Disneyworld was awesome! I’ve never been to Disneyland so I couldn’t compare the two, but DW was really fun!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
The streusel and little bananas on top are making my mouth water! These are gourmet muffins for sure!
Totally gourmet. Haha! Thanks, Amber! 🙂
Carla H says
Oh my gosh Sarah, my 3 daughters live in Topeka, Ks. I live about 25 miles SE! Crazy!
Ahhh! That’s crazy! I don’t get over to Topeka too often, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit!