I’m sure you’ve heard me say that I prefer a somewhat healthy muffin. I know that I’ve told you before how I feel about overly sweet muffins—that if I wanted dessert, I’d rather just have a cupcake. But I did it anyway. I made these sweet, delicious muffins that offer very few nutritional benefits and really can’t be classified as anything but dessert.
You know what? I don’t regret it one bit.
These are the best muffins I’ve ever made and I wouldn’t change a thing about them. The banana and white chocolate are perfect together and the tart cherries help to balance the extra sweetness from the white chocolate.
The streusel topping? Perfect.
When I noticed three well-aged bananas sitting in the fruit basket (they grow up so fast, don’t they?), I figured I’d actually make some banana bread this time instead of banishing them to the back of the freezer.
Since I’m in the process of eating down the pantry, I also pulled out a half-empty bag of white chocolate chips that had been hanging out for a while. I learned from Amanda that white chocolate chips are really good in banana-flavored baked goods so I was pretty excited to give it a try myself.
At some point during the ingredient-gathering stage I decided that muffins sounded like more fun than bread. Then all of a sudden tart dried cherries had made their way onto the ingredients list.
I was obviously in one of those throw-it-all-in-there moods, so it should come as no surprise that I felt a streusel topping was necessary as well.
I’m glad I let go and followed my instincts on this one. These muffins were outstanding and I take back anything I ever said about muffins needing to be a bit healthy. I’ll never give up the healthy ones, but there’s certainly room for an occasional muffin indulgence. Enjoy!
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Around the Web:
- Nutella Banana Muffins from Delicious Days
- Blueberry Banana Muffins from My Kitchen Snippets
- Vegan Strawberry Banana Muffins (gluten-free) from Gluten-Free Goddess
- Banana Muffins with Pecans from Nami-Nami
- Banana Nut Muffins from Simply Recipes