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Banana Mocha-Chip Muffins

These moist muffins combine my two favorite things—chocolate and coffee. The banana is just an added flavor bonus. —Melissa Williams, Taylorville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 5 teaspoons hot water
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in hot water. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Beat in bananas, vanilla and coffee mixture. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.

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