Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are moist and deliciously flavored with a perfect combination of banana, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
4 medium ripe bananas (about 1.5 cups)*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Beat the egg, oil, and sugar until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Add the bananas and vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the banana mixture just until moistened. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill paper lined muffin tins three-fourths full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in a covered container.
*You can mash the bananas first, but I like to throw in whole bananas (or in large pieces.) This leaves a few moist chunks of banana in the batter and the result is an extra burst of banana flavor as the muffins are devoured later.Yum!