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Monkey Muffins

These bite-sized peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip muffins will be a favorite with your family and friends. It's also a good way to use up overripe bananas! —Amie Longstaff, Painesville Township, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon 2% 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 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 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 14-16 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 126 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Cammy
    Jan 23, 2021

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  • gerrian
    Jul 17, 2020

    These are so good and my children and grand children love them.

  • Alisha
    Jul 31, 2017

    Delicious. turned out very yummy. used regular sized chocolate chips because that's what I had and added a touch of oats for more fiber, great recipe!

  • Marc
    Jul 10, 2017

    i put oats in them and they turned into some breakfast muffins

  • needaberger
    May 30, 2017

    Made both with and without chocolate chips - both were great!

  • mandapandapants
    Mar 7, 2017

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  • martylb
    Feb 21, 2017

    These got a thumbs down from the family. Too dry and not enough flavor.

  • kramerstacey15
    Jul 31, 2016

    Wonderful. I made regular sized muffins. It made 22. I baked for about 22 minutes.

  • AllisonO
    May 16, 2016

    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.

  • stell1946
    Jan 29, 2016

    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.