Pillsbury Bake-Off Countdown: Banana-Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

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These are the type of muffins that make me happy: the kind that include chocolate chip cookie dough. You heard me. This recipe by Kim Van Dunk of Caldwell, New Jersey is a Bake-Off finalist I can really appreciate!

Banana-Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

  • Prep Time: 20 Min
  • Total Time: 1 Hr 20 Min
  • Makes: 10 muffins


  • 1 container Pillsbury Gluten Free refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Crisco Light Olive Oil
  • 4 small bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sweet white sorghum flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, place 1/3 cup of the cookie dough and 2 teaspoons of the oil. Cover; refrigerate. Let remaining cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, place Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cup in each of 10 regular-size muffin cups. In small bowl, mash 1 banana (1/3 cup); set aside. Chop remaining 3 bananas into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup). Place in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, break up softened cookie dough. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the egg and mashed banana. Beat on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl as needed. Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Beat on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl as needed. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Gently stir in chopped banana. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be full).
  4. Remove cookie dough and oil from refrigerator. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour and the sugar. Mix with fork 1 to 2 minutes or until crumbly. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon crumb mixture on top of each muffin; press in lightly.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 20 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered.