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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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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • krysfielder
    Oct 2, 2015

    Very yummy, the kids had them for breakfast and after school snack.

  • 75Sally
    Sep 13, 2015

    These are fantastic... 6 yr old fussy eater approved!

  • lorikaya
    Aug 18, 2015

    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.