Monday, July 27, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Muffins

My niece was a part of my daycare this year and she LOVED to be able to cook and bake with me so we did a lot of that! A lot of time she would ask to bake and I would check out what we could make with the ingredients that I had on hand... This was one of those days - luckily I always have browned bananas in my freezer and mini chocolate chips in my pantry! :) These were fantastic!! I am in love with mini muffins and how they are so fun and popable. These were a hit with everyone that we shared them with...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread Mini Muffins
(Recipe found at via Pinterest)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Generously coat donut pans/mini muffin tin with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and egg. Then add banana, oil, and vanilla extract, mixing until thoroughly combined. Stir in the flour mixture, stirring until there are no lumps. Transfer batter to a piping bag, or to a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off. Carefully fill each donut indentation 3/4 full. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until donuts are slightly browned and spring back when touched. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely. Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy cleanup. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Slowly add 1 tablespoon milk, whisking constantly until you get a smooth frosting. Add remaining tablespoon of milk and / or sugar if needed to get the right consistency. Dip the top of each donut into the frosting and transfer to a wire rack. Then dip the top of each donut into the chocolate chips and press to coat. Donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days but are best when eaten fresh.

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