chocolate-glazed banana bread muffins
You know how you stumble across a food blog and you just know you’re going to love anything and everything posted on that blog, ever? That’s what happened to me when I discovered Georgia’s unbelievably amazing blog, The Comfort of Cooking. Not only does this girl take the most breathtaking photos of food, but she’s got a great personality to boot (she also loves cheese, which pretty much makes us besties already). Anyway, I’ve asked her to post for me on this lovely Monday while I get back into the swing of things post-vacation (I’ll be back on Thursday, promise!), so I’ll stop talking now and let her take it away with these chocolate-glazed banana bread muffins. OH YES.
Hey there, lovely Girl Versus Dough readers! I’m Georgia Johnson from The Comfort of Cooking, a blog where I share easy, delicious twists on traditional comfort foods. I love everything about food, and the butter on my bread is cooking it for and sharing it with family, friends, and basically anyone who loves good food, too! Some of my recipes are light, some indulgent, but all are scrumptious, fresh and frugal.
It makes me so happy that Stephanie asked me to guest post for her today. I’ve been a longtime follower of her here, and am thrilled to be able to contribute in some small way. Today, that “way” is by sharing these amazing Chocolate-Glazed Banana Bread Muffins with you!
In my home, as a pint-sized kid barely tall enough to peer over the kitchen counter, love smelled like a warm, fragrant loaf of banana bread, baked for a lazy weekend breakfast. What my mom didn’t teach me about cooking, she more than made up for in baking lessons! The myriad of mouthwatering treats you can create out of flour, sugar, salt and baking powder always amazes me. Still, though, I turned out a cook. A little bit of this, a little bit of that – That’s my method. It’s a wonder I have measurements in my recipes at all! Hehe.
By putting a modern twist on the traditional banana bread loaf, I can enjoy those memories with mom in pint-sized form! These Banana Bread Muffins are so soft, sweet almost too good to indulge in for breakfast. Dipped in a smooth layer of creamy chocolate ganache and garnished with sprinkles, these mini morning treats are seriously melt-in-your-mouth good.
Enjoy these flavorful, fluffy little muffins for breakfast some weekend morning! They’re easy to make and irresistible for adults and kiddos alike. After all, I think we can all agree that rainbow sprinkles are the best thing in the world! … Just how is it that they make everything taste so much better?
I hope you come visit me at The Comfort of Cooking sometime soon, and say hi if you do! I’d love to hear what you think about these muffins! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Thanks again to Stephanie for having me at Girl Versus Dough today – it’s been a real treat!
Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Muffins
Yields: 24 muffins
For Banana Bread Muffins —
Nonstick cooking spray
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup milk
For Chocolate Glaze and Decoration —
1/2 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sprinkles, optional
For Banana Bread Muffins: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line the cups of a standard-sized muffin pan with paper liners. Spray cups with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda. In a separate large mixing bowl with a handheld electric mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and banana.
On low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of muffin batter. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let sit for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, dip in chocolate glaze (recipe below), if desired.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 days. You can also freeze the muffins in a re-sealable plastic bag or container for up to 1 month. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
For Chocolate Glaze: Add chocolate chips to a small bowl. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add heavy cream and heat until just bubbling hot. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips. Let stand 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Once muffins have cooled, lightly dip the tops in the chocolate glaze. If you’d like, add sprinkles to a small plate and roll the edges of the glazed muffins in the sprinkles.
Such a great guest post – these muffins look really tasty and I love that chocolate glaze!
Those muffins look so adorable and I love the idea of a chocolate glaze on these, yum.
So fun! Gotta love a kicked-up muffin!
These look incredible!!
Stephanie, you are so right about Georgia’s blog. One post and I was hooked for life. I absolutely love this recipe and I plan on making it this week 🙂
So fun to see you over here, Georgia! These could not be cuter, and they sound SO yummy. And of course sprinkles make everything 100x better!
Thanks again for having me, Stephanie, and for your very kind words! Good luck getting back to real life after vacation! I know it can be a bummer! 😉
Whooooa I’m so stunned by the photos that I’m speechless! I love banana bread and adding chocolate sounds amazing. I can’t get over how gorgeous these photos are!! Great guest post from sweet, sweet Georgia!
Georgia is the best! And, this is another wonderfully done post by her – thank you so much for sharing.
Two of my favorite food bloggers in one site – I’m overjoyed!! Georgia, these look amazing!!
Kathryn — Doesn’t the chocolate topping look amazing? Thanks, dear!
Kelly — I agree. 🙂 Thanks!
Katrina — Agreed! Thanks, love!
Erika — I could seriously eat a whole batch if one was in front of me right now. 🙂 Thanks, lady!
Eileen — Isn’t she the greatest? I just love her posts. Thanks so much for the comment!
Marie — Yay for sprinkles! 😉
Georgia — Thank YOU for your amazing guest post. And yeah, could really use another vacation from real life already 😉
Julia — Oh I know, everything about this post is just gorgeous, as per usual from Georgia. 🙂
Dan — Thanks so much for stopping by! And yes, I agree — Georgia really hit it out of the park with this one.
Megan — Aw, you’re so kind! Georgia did a fantabulous job on this, as always. 🙂
Lovely post and yummy muffin recipe, Georgia! Thank you for guest posting for Stephanie. And, Stephanie…thank you for hosting Georgia. I am a big fan of her simple and delicious recipes and phenomenal photography. So nice to have found your blog through Georgia’s. Enjoy your vacay while it lasts! xo
Stacy — Of course! I love Georgia’s recipes and photos so it was an honor to have her here on the site today. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting!
Gorgeous! Georgia is the best! I can’t wait to make this recipe:)
Georgia is a sweetheart and I looooveee these muffins! Chocolate makes everything better 🙂
What does heavy whipping cream? If I don’t have any is their anything I can substitute it with? Thanks. Making it now with my girls!!!!
Lauren — She totally is! Thanks, doll!
Valerie — Yes; I agree with it all! 🙂 Thank you!
Ravit — Glad you like the recipe! I suggest heading over to Georgia’s site to ask her that question — I don’t want to misinform you!
A muffin with chocolate? Score! This sounds delish and looks so cute with the glaze and sprinkles.
OMG, these look AH-MAZING! Love the chocolate glaze and sprinkles on top. Delicious!
So fun to see Georgia here! These muffins look scrumptious, that chocolate glaze is seriously calling my name! 🙂
Stephanie — I know, right? Pretty sure I’m going to need to top all muffins with chocolate after this. 🙂 Thanks!
Anne — The sprinkles are my favorite part! 🙂 Thanks!
Laura — Um, for real — I need that chocolate glaze in my life ASAP! 🙂 Thanks, doll!
SO lovely! And, the sprinkles make them completely fun!
Incredible and so fun!
Great guest post! These banana muffins look stunning! The chocolate glaze and sprinkles are just calling my name! Such gorgeous photos too 🙂
Just when you think banana bread couldn’t get any better, a chocolate glaze! Yes please!!
Nikki — I agree! I love the sprinkles 🙂 Thanks!
Tieghan — Georgia knows how to make an incredible and fun muffin, that’s for sure! 🙂
Kelly — She did a great job, didn’t she? 🙂 Thanks!
Julie — I KNOW. I don’t think I could ever make banana bread again without some sort of chocolate involved 🙂
Love these muffins and love the blog The Comfort of Cooking. 🙂 I agree.. you know you’re going to love everything at her site and her photos are to die for. 🙂
I love Georgia’s recipes! These look dynamite.
Ramona — It’s so true! Thanks for the comment 🙂
Jen — Don’t they look just amazing? Thanks, dear!
These are so wonderful! I love the sprinkle action. And that chocolate glaze goes so perfectly with the banana. Mmm! I think you have inspired me to make something banana-bread-y with my two brown bananas in my freezer!
These look amazing, Georgia! They’re almost cupcakes, but you can have them for breakfast (: I’ll definitely hop on over and check out your blog!
Hi Stephanie!! So nice to meet you through Georgia!!
Girl, i need that chocolate glaze in my life 😀
Stefanie — Yes, DO IT! I’ve got the same dealio going on in my freezer and I’m totally using them to make these. 🙂
Caroline — You definitely should; you’ll love it over there 🙂 And yay for dessert for breakfast!
Kiran — Hi there! Welcome! And that chocolate glaze? So with you on that. 🙂
These are the prettiest lil muffins I’ve ever seen! I want em ALL! xo
Ashley — Aren’t they gorgeous? Thanks, love!
Love this guest post! Georgia is the best! And these muffins – yes please! I’ll take a dozen for tomorrow’s breakfast 🙂
Chung-Ah — Make that two dozen for me! 😉
So happy to see Georgia here – and these muffins look amazing!!
Deborah — Don’t they? She’s a fab guest poster! 🙂
Do u think oil will work instead of butter?
Ravit — Unfortunately I can’t answer that for you because Georgia made the recipe, but I suggest heading over to her site and sending her a message with that question — she’ll be able to help!
These were pretty good, but a bit dry. I may add a bit more butter or a touch of applesauce next time