A Perfect After School Snack- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I don’t know about you, but my kids always come home from school STARVING! I won’t mention that might be because sometimes their lunch wasn’t touched…oh my…that’s a rant for another day. They immediately start looking in the fridge or pantry, searching for anything they can devour. There’s no lingering…just grabbing…if there is a batch of banana chocolate chip muffins sitting on the counter. 🙂

Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsBanana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve been making this recipe for YEARS. It’s definitely the go-to, especially when I have bananas that need to be used up…or if I have bought a discount bag of banana’s…just for this purpose. It’s also been a favorite of many of the kids friends who have hung out here over the years. I mean it’s got chocolate chips…it’s hard to go wrong.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

You fill the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

With an apple or a fruit smoothie, this is a perfect after school snack. Just enough to hold them over. There is a 20-30 minute window before the kids will start asking “What’s for dinner???” Oh my…it never ends…but banana chocolate chip muffins helps fill the gap. 😉 Some of their other favorite things to snack on are English Muffin Mini Pizzas and M&M Cookies. Yum!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Serves: 12
Simple but delicious muffin recipe for breakfast or an afternoon snack
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 medium bananas- mashed
  1. Measure first 5 ingredients in bowl
  2. Mix together and make a well in the center
  3. Beat egg in a small bowl until frothy
  4. Mix in oil, milk and mashed bananas
  5. Pour into dry ingredients
  6. Stir only until moistened
  7. Batter will be a little lumpy
  8. Fill greased muffin tins ¾ full
  9. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Do you have a go-to afternoon snack? Does it have chocolate in it? 😉 Let me know what your kids like munching on when they get home from school or what your favorite muffin is?

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