I picked these banana chocolate muffins for SRC because some days require chocolate for breakfast – like today.
I spent last night in the emergency room with my 2 year old. It was the first of what I assume will be many ER trips with those boys of mine but the kid says the free popsicle was worth taking a chunk out of his tongue so…
These muffins are so perfect for those mornings where you just need a little something extra to get you moving. I don’t even like chocolate that much but I couldn’t stay away from these. They’re great at room temperature but they’re perfect hot out of the oven with just a smear of butter on top.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, making sure each is incorporated before moving on; add vanilla and mashed bananas.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; mix until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 – 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.