Mango Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

20 Apr

Just by adding fruit, nuts, and/or chocolate chips, humble muffins can be transformed into a mutisensory treat, like this Mango Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin.

Just by adding fruit, nuts, and/or chocolate chips, humble muffins can be transformed into a mutisensory treat, like this Mango Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin.  This is actually a pretty basic muffin recipe that leaves plenty of room for creative inspiration; there is endless possibilities to these muffins.  I’ve listed some additional delicious variations in case mangos and bananas are not your favorite combination.

The streusel topping adds a special touch.  It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks, so if you anticipate baking Mango Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins regularly, make extra topping and you’ll save time later.

For a vegan variation, omit the egg and use soy margarine and soy milk in place of the butter and milk.

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Variations: Here are some awesome muffin varieties.  Fruit should be chopped into pieces large enough to be easily recognizable.

Peach Blueberry:  1 cup peeled and chopped fresh peaches and 1 cup fresh blueberries.

Apple Cranberry:  1 1/2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apples, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen chopped cranberries (you can chop cranberries in a mini processor), and 1 additional tablespoon of sugar.

Papaya Red Raspberry:  1 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and chopped and 1 cup fresh red raspberries.

Peaches & Pecans:  1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh peaches and 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans.

Pear chocolate Almond:  1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped ripe pears, 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds, and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon:  3/4 cup cooked mashed pumpkin (canned is fine), 1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped apples, and an additional 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Pumpkin pecan chocolate chip: 3/4 cup cooked mashed pumpkin (canned is fine), 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Strawberry Chocolate Almond:  1 cup chopped fresh strawberries, 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds, and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.


3 Responses to “Mango Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Warren May 16, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Can’t go wrong with these. 🙂

  2. Dalia Serbus January 1, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    One question. How come you don’t mention calories in this recipe?

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