Banana, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Muffins

Banana, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Muffins

Tender, moist banana muffins studded with milk chocolate chips and pecans. What an absolute treat these muffins are.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, more for sprinkling on top of batter


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease muffin tins or line with baking cups.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together, beat at least 5 minutes until it’s well blended and not gritty looking. Add the eggs and mix until well blended.
  3. Place the sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl, whisk together, let sit a few minutes until sour cream is puffed up and looks risen. Add to the butter mixture and beat well.
  4. Add mashed bananas and vanilla to the bowl, mix until thoroughly incorporated. Place the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl, whisk to combine. Add to the batter, mix until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter. Sprinkle batter with extra chopped pecans and oats if desired. Bake 25 -30 minutes.