Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

No matter how hard we try to eat them, we often end up with overripe bananas on our counter.  I usually stick them in the freezer until I can do something with them.  Well, we recently had a couple of summer days where it was surprisingly pleasant and I didn’t mind turning on the oven.  So, I made these muffins.  I’m not much of a baker, but I often make muffins.  With some yogurt and fruit they make a really quick breakfast for the kids!  These  muffins remind me of these Chocolate Chip Coffee Muffins that I’ve posted but with less of a coffee flavor and more of a banana flavor.  We all enjoyed these muffins and I was even able to freeze some for another day!

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Recipe slightly adapted from allrecipes.com courtesy of Shelley Ross

Yield:  15-18 muffins
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  25 minutes

1 cup butter
3/4 cups white sugar
1 egg
ripe bananas
1 tablespoon instant decaffeinated coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix butter, sugar, egg, banana, dissolved coffee, and vanilla for approximately two minutes until combined. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and soda, and combine just until flour is mixed in. Add chocolate chips and mix in with wooden spoon. Spoon mixture into 15 to 18 paper-lined muffin cups.

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.


Pineapple Banana Bread


Today is National Banana Bread Day!  If you are like our family, you always have ripened bananas sitting on your counter.  We have made countless banana breads and muffins with these too ripe to eat bananas.  I saw this recipe and thought it was different with the addition of the pineapple.  The pineapple helped moisten the bread and added an additional sweetness.  The kids enjoyed this bread for breakfast with some yogurt and fruit.

Pineapple Banana Bread
Recipe adapted from Jam Hands which sourced the recipe from Taste of Home.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray or grease 8x 4 inch loaf pan.

2.  In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the banana and pineapple. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients.    Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar mixture until just combined.

3.  Pour into the loaf pan and bake at for 65-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clear.

4.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.