- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas, peanut butter, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in chips.
- Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 6 dozen.
Reviews for Monkey Muffins
"These were simply delicious! My friends raved about them! They were simple, called for ingredients I regularly have on-hand, and baked up beautifully. They also brought together some of my favorite flavor combinations--chocolate and peanut butter, and banana and peanut butter! I baked normal-sized muffins instead of the mini-sized muffins. I also used slightly less (maybe 1/8 C. less) sugar than the recipe called for."
"I have made these muffins several times now, using standard size muffin tins. The muffins turn out wonderful every time. I used more bananas than the recipe stated; I put the bananas in the blender to make them smooth--to equal 2 cups. I used an electric mixer throughout recipe. I baked the standard size muffins at 350* for 22-25 minutes. The sugar on top isn't even necessary--they are wonderful without the added sugar. My family calls these Chunky Monkey Muffins--we love them. I would definitely rate this recipe with five stars--this recipe is a keeper! Amie, thank you for sharing."
"Very yummy, the kids had them for breakfast and after school snack."
"These are fantastic... 6 yr old fussy eater approved!"
"Fabulous. I've been making them for 3 years, my 3 small children love them, we make them all the time! We don't even add the sugar on top, they are awesome without it. We've made them in mini muffin tins and regular muffin size. So glad I came across this recipe."
"We love these! I make them as directed but with half whole wheat flour."
"The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out fabulous! My husband and son gobbled these up. The next time I got a little adventurous and added more peanut butter and banana and added some oats (3/4 cup peanut butter, 4 mushed bananas, and 3/4 cup oats). It was PERFECT. I also topped them with brown sugar instead of regular sugar. I will DEFINITELY bake these again."
"Super Delicious! I left out the chocolate chips because I didn't have any and used extra crunchy peanut butter. I added a pinch of cinnamon but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Very fluffy. Living on Maui we always have bananas so I freeze really ripe mashed in sandwich bags that hold about a cup. Works great. Mahalo for sharing."
"Delicious! I made them as jumbo muffins and I got 7 from the recipe. I, too, used regular chocolate chips because I didn't have any miniature chips and I used about 1-1/2 cups banana because I had two overrippe bananas on the counter!"
"We really like this recipe! I take it to brunches or just make it for the family. We have a severe peanut allergy so i substitute soy or almond butters. Sunbutter as a substitute will turn them green.... just in case anyone wonders!"