Thursday, August 13, 2009


2 cups all-propose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 - 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces
2 tablespoons sugar plus 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon for topping

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Butter twelve 3 by 1 - 1/2 inch muffin cups.
In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl cream together butter and brown sugar until lightly and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Spoons mixture into prepared muffin cups.
Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture evenly over muffins.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.

Yields: 12 large muffins


  1. Oooooh - these look good. Wonder where the name "Mad Hatters Muffins" came from?

  2. My goodness, these do look good. Going to have to make these with my young grandaughters. Two of them were in their school production of "Alice in Wonderland" this past May....they will love making (and eating!) these!

  3. These look wonderful, but I'm curious as to how they got their name. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  4. I just commented in another blog that I am havely in to cupcakes these days and two new recipies in one day! Whow that is wonderful. Thanks a lot!!

  5. these sound awesome! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!


  6. Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

  7. These look great. The only ingredient I have to buy is the chocolate chips (I know, who doesn't have them on hand?!?!?) so I think I will make them this weekend :)

  8. I'll have to do these muffins for the next tea party -- Mad Hatter Muffins!

  9. YUM! I like the idea of the jalapeƱos in the corn relish! I like things with a little bite, too☺

  10. Yummy...these muffins sound sooo good and delicious. I will have to try these sweet little treats! Amy

  11. Geri these muffins look so good,nothing like bananas and chocolate together

  12. What a great recipe! Sounds so good. Just everything I like:)

  13. These look delicious, every Thursday is muffin morning, so I can't wait to try them!! Thanks for stopping by and joining, I did the same:)


  14. These sound like delicious moist muffins! Great combination! Thanks for linking up today!