December 3, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Eggnog Muffins

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

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I love banana bread. I’ve had such a huge craving for it this fall! When I ended up with 3 very ripe bananas on my counter this weekend I knew exactly what I had to do with them. We also had Sugar Cookie Eggnog in the fridge, so I decided to make banana bread muffins with eggnog for a special holiday treat. I am in love with these delicious little muffins! They are are so decadently soft and perfectly fluffy. They’re also topped with a sweet cinnamon-streusel crumb topping and stuffed with rich morsels of dark chocolate, just for fun. The sugary, crunchy topping combined with the soft, melt-in-your-mouth muffin is such a wonderful combination. Heaven!

Now, don’t worry if you are like me — I can’t even stand to be in the same room as eggnog. It is just totally not my thing! You can’t even tell it’s there in the muffins. And you could easily replace the eggnog with buttermilk, sour cream, or vanilla yogurt if you are not a fan. BUT, if you do love eggnog…

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You will love this special eggnog glaze for a little extra eggnog kick! :)

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You gotta make these guys. Here’s what you’ll need. We found this fun Sugar Cooke Eggnog at Kroger. I’m missing brown sugar and powdered sugar in this picture for some reason!

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First we’ll need to do a little prep work with the butter. Start out by adding one whole stick of melted butter to the workbowl of your mixer. We need this butter to be cooled, so swirl it around a few times to help it along.

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Next we need some butter to be very, very cold, so cube two tablespoons of butter and stick it in the freezer to start chilling.

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Now we can really start on these bad boys! Give your melted butter a few more swirls if it’s not cool yet, then add 1 cup of sugar…

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1/2 cup eggnog…

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And three very ripe bananas. These bananas were just right. Totally brown on the outside, but not brown or mushy on the inside. Beat with mixer until bananas are mashed and everything is well combined, about 2-3 minutes.

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Next add two eggs…

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And here’s where I was going to add a tablespoon of vanilla, but at the last minute I decided I wanted to use a vanilla bean, because I love the speckled look a vanilla bean gives. You can find vanilla beans almost everywhere, and they can be used in place of vanilla extract for a special touch. Check the McCormick’s spices in the spice section of the grocery store. To use a vanilla bean, split it in half…

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And use the back of your knife to scrape out the vanilla bean seeds, aka the “good stuff”.

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Beat this until eggs and vanilla bean seeds are well combined, another 2 minutes or so. See? Perfect little vanilla bean flecks! I love these.

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Meanwhile, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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Add to wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Finally, add 1 cup dark chocolate chips to the bowl that had the flour in it…

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And toss around to coat with any leftover flour. This will help keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the muffins. Add chocolate chips to batter and stir to combine.

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I found these fun Parchment Lotus Cups at Kroger and thought they would be perfect for muffins! I love the rustic look of these liners.

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If you can’t find these locally, you can buy them on Amazon or make your own with unbleached Parchment Paper using this great tutorial from Tidy Mom.

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With these liners I was able to fill my muffin tin all the way to the rim. It took exactly two scoops of a Large Baking Scoop (each scoop is about 3 tablespoons) and it made 12 muffins exactly. Of course you can always just use regular muffin tin liners, or you don’t have to use liners at all. Just be sure to spray your muffin tin generously with baking spray if you choose to go that route!

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These are almost ready for the oven, but first they need their crunchy cinnamon sugar streusel topping! :)

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Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and those 2 tablespoons of frozen butter in a bowl. I am still using that same bowl from earlier, less dishes to wash! :)

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Use a knife or a pastry cutter to combine until moist and crumbly, it will take about five minutes. This part’s a pain, see if you can talk someone else into doing it. ;) About 30 seconds in is when I remember how much I love those boxed mixes where the streusel topping just comes in a bag. But then I bite into a warm, soft muffin with that perfect crumbly sugary top, and I remember how totally worth it is. It’s everyone’s favorite part!

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Generously sprinkle the crumb topping over the muffins. You will use it all! :)

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Bake these at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist pieces clinging to it.

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You guys. These are so good.

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

Love this crunchy topping!

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

And the warm, soft, fluffy inside.

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

I love these with just a touch of melted butter.

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

Or if you prefer, you can top them with a sweet eggnog glaze.

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Just melt together one tablespoon of butter with two tablespoons of eggnog and whisk in one cup of powdered sugar.

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Then drizzle over these perfect little muffins.

Hope you enjoy these guys!! And if you love eggnog treats, check out this gorgeous Pumpkin Eggnog Bread from the beautiful Dine and Dish blog.

Delicious Banana Bread Muffins made with Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Chips and Cinnamon-Streusel Crumb Topping #recipe #love www.kevinandamanda.com

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Eggnog Muffins


Muffins
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup eggnog
3 very ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or the seeds from one vanilla bean)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter, diced

Eggnog Glaze
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon eggnog
1 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard-sized muffin tin with liners. Add butter, sugar, eggnog and bananas to the workbowl of a mixer. Beat until well combined and bananas are mashed, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined, another 2 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into muffin tins.

2. To make the Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and cold butter with a knife or pastry cutter until moist and crumbly. Generously sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist pieces clinging to it.

3. To make the Eggnog Glaze, melted the butter with the eggnog, then whisk in 1 cup powdered sugar. Pour over warm muffins. Enjoy!!



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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 3, 2012 at 2:30 am

Amanda – there is so much amazingness going on! From the banana flavor itself, to the eggnog, the chocolate chips, the streusel, and I love a good streusel-topped muffin! And that you baked them in parchment and that eggnog glaze…wow, great recipe with gorgeous photos!

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NR {Save as Vintage} December 3, 2012 at 4:22 am

Wow!!!!!!!

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Mindy December 3, 2012 at 4:46 am

Amanda, I would love to make these, but hubby doesn’t like chocolate. Could I omit the chocolate chips all together? Or do you have any idea to replace them with something else? Just wondering =)
Thanks for always sharing your great recipes and ideas! They come straight to my email inbox, so I get my Amanda fix everytime you post something! Luv ya!

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Amanda December 3, 2012 at 4:51 am

Hi Mindy! Feel free to leave them out, you’ll never miss them. :) Usually I don’t like chocolate in my banana bread either! :)

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Sherrie December 3, 2012 at 5:46 am

Still hung up on your mixer bowl in the microwave! Is that your everyday metal mixer bowl in an everyday microwave? I can only imagine sparks! Really? I must have missed something. I’m scare to try it, but can imagine many people will. I can’t wait to make these scrumptious looking babies, but doubt I’ll be able to put my mixer bowl in the microwave. Really? Seriously? ;!

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Lori December 3, 2012 at 6:45 am

This is my question too. The muffins look delicious.

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Kathleen F. December 3, 2012 at 6:45 am

Amanda – These look amazing and incredibly moist! I can’t wait to try them. But I’m wondering how you put your mixing bowl in the microwave without it exploding! If I forget and put even the littlest piece of foil in there, we have major sparks!! Is that a special, new kind of bowl or microwave??? Thanks for all the great recipes!!

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Barb December 3, 2012 at 6:52 am

I have the same microwave question. I can’t put anything metal in my microwave. I didn’t know there were any that you could. Please explain how you are able to do that!
Thanks. Thanks for the recipe, too- it looks sooooo yummy!

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Lois H December 3, 2012 at 7:08 am

Can you really put the metal mixing bowl from the KitchenAid in the microwave???!!! If I’d known about this before, it would have saved me dirtying two bowls every time! :)))

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Amanda December 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

Lol, yes it is just the mixing bowl from the Kitchenaid :) I’ve put it in the microwave several times, and so far it’s always behaved just like anything else I put in there.. No sparks :) I’ve done this in at least two microwave ovens (both standard microwaves as far as I know) with no ill effects that I know of… However if you’re concerned, just to be safe I wouldn’t do it. :) I know not to put aluminum foil and forks and stuff into the microwave, but honestly I think one day I just did it without really thinking and it worked fine, so I’ve been doing it ever since. Now I’ve been doing it so long I forgot that metal and microwaves don’t mix!! Oops!

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Amanda December 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

I updated the post as to not start any inadvertent house fires :)

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Deanna December 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

Ok…so all I can see is a microwave explosion! Do you really put your metal bowl in there??? Hoping to see a reply! LOL!!

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Christi @ Love From The Oven December 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

They look delish! I’m in on the how the heck is the bowl in the micro group. I still have flashbacks to being 14 and putting a Chinese food container (with a metal little handle) in the microwave, and within 10 seconds the entire top of the microwave exploded. For a split second I wondered if my parents would notice… Um, yes, they did. No metal in the micro since then! :)

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh December 3, 2012 at 7:18 am

I’m not going to ask the microwave question because plenty of people have that covered.

Coming from another “I can’t drink egg nog” girl, I can vouch that egg nog makes all baked goods taste AWESOME!

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Mary Brown December 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

Just want to say I really enjoy your stories and baked goodies. You make my day, Amanda.

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Maria December 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

I am so in love with these! Hope you have a fabulous birthday my friend! xo

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

Amanda, This looks utterly addictive! What a fantastic flavor combination–we are HUGE eggnog fans. :)

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Cookbook Queen December 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

That crumb topping and glaze officially did me in. I need these in my life!!!

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Brian @ A Thought For Food December 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

My goodness.. I think I had a moment when I saw these muffins. Yowza! They look amazing!

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Tina Hicks December 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

Amanda
These looks so yummy! I will have to try them!
I just want to say I love your blog and truly look
Forward to every post you make! I am so glad I
Found you lol! Thanks for being so dedicated
Girl!
Hugz!
Tina

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

There are so many things I love about this one! The papers, chocolate, streusel topping, glaze…

I’d say this one’s a winner for sure.

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shelly (cookies and cups) December 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Sugar Cookie Egg Nog? Yes!

These muffins look completely amazing!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Oh boy…I love you.

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LARY@ Inspiration Nook December 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

They look AMAZING!!!! Must make them for the mister soon :)

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Lori December 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Just wanted to let you know, when I click “Home” on your website it takes me to the Nov. 21st “8 Tutorials….” blog, so your more recent ones (the muffins for example) are not coming to the home page of your blog.

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Suzanne Shepherd December 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Bee-Yoo-Tee- Ful!!! These are so gorgeous and delicious looking. Can’t wait to try them.

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Lynna December 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

These muffins look incredible! I would down these so fast!

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Becky December 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

OMG….I’m on a diet (lifestyle change)lol. I can’t look at these very long or I’ll gain a few pounds. lol. They look divine. I didn’t know I could stick my kitchen aid bowl in the microwave. Good to know. Hugs, Becky

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Jess December 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Love this idea – what a great way to use eggnog! I’m never a big fan either, but never thought to bake with it!

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Diane (createdbydiane) December 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm

These not only look wonderful I LOVE everything that goes into them. Do you happen to have any extra? I’ll do the dishes :)

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Carolyn December 4, 2012 at 5:12 am

Oooh, what a flavour combination! I rarely have over-ripe bananas in this houseful of monkeys, but if I do…

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Rachel @ Twin Tough December 4, 2012 at 8:10 am

These look so yummy, Amanda!! That eggnog glaze is the perfect touch! We will be trying these very soon – might just be perfect for our family gathering on Christmas morning! Thanks for such great recipes and such beautiful pictures. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies December 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

I do not like to drink eggnog AT ALL, but I love eggnog flavored things. And with the chocolate chips and banana I just know I would love these muffins. They look incredible!

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Carla @ Carlas Confections December 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Oh my goodness! Everything about this is amazing! I had no clue you could toss the chocolate chips in flour to keep from sinking! So fab! LOVE those parchment liners, and that glaze looks absolutely perfect! I cant wait to make this! :D

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Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine December 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

You had me on this one with the eggnog and that delicious looking vanilla bean! I can’t wait to try them – they look delish! Gorgeous recipe & photos too (what’s not to love?). YUM! I’m going to whip some of these up this weekend and use my extra bananas. I’m not sure where to get the parchment cups, but I’ll bet I can find them at Sur La Table!

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Natalie December 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Well, the muffins are in the oven, you’re right the measurements make exactly 12 muffins…hope they come out!! I didn’t have a mixer so had to do everything by hand, but I’m used to that! Looking forward to them for my book club tonight! So excited! ha

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking December 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Those cups are so cute! I’ll go check out the tutorial after this.

And this is a combination I never thought I’d see. Banana bread + eggnog? :) And sugar cookie eggnog?! Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever had eggnog, but they have this stuff called egg liqueur in Germany and it’s SO good. It sounds disgusting but it’s heavenly.

These muffins look ridiculously yummy. I know you must have had a happy boy on your hands. :)

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Kristen December 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I haven’t been able to get my mind off of these muffins since I first saw them. I need some for breakfast ;)

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Stephanie Schan December 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

O!M!G! I just pulled a batch of these out of the oven about an hour ago and sat down to try one. These are amazing! Thanks for much for sharing this recipe. My only disappointment is that once Christmas is over, I won’t be able to find eggnog in the stores.

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Susan May 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Can the eggnog be excluded from the recipe without making any adjustments?

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