Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

"This is my version of the one from Taste of Home, tweaked and retweaked to my idea of perfection."
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Ready In:
24-30 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 325F and line muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Stir together oats and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.
  • In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Blend in bananas, eggs, vanilla and oat mixture.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and scoop batter into muffin cups.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

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  1. These taste amazing. I'm having serious issues with texture though. The muffins are so moist that they fall apart. I'm not sure what happened. I did add another cup of chips, but I don't think that caused the problem. I will try these again, and add another half cup of flour to see if that fixes the problem. I got 48 mini muffins and 12 regular muffins. Thanks for posting!
  2. I was looking for a recipe that called for alot of ripe banana's. I loved this recipe. I think it has been the best banana recipe I've tried. Everyone in the house liked them. I really think the quick oats and chocolate chips are the key! thanks
  3. YUM! This recipe was fantastic. I altered it a little, instead of 2 cups of white sugar I used a cup of brown and a cup of white. I also added Skor toffee bits, delicious. What a wonderful recipe. We're enjoying it at my place that's for sure! Angela M. Nova Scotia, Canada


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