Wednesday, June 23, 2010
When life hands you too ripe bananas...make banana chocolate chip muffins!
Oh, these are too good! My house smells like bananas and cinnamon and chocolate-y goodness. The muffins are soft on the inside, have a slight firmness on the outside, melty chocolate chips and delicious banana flavor. They can be eaten for breakfast or a snack or dessert.
I borrowed this recipe from http://www.babylovingmama.com/ who has a great website filled with "all that moms love." This includes recipes, discounts, product reviews, great photos and giveaways (I really wanted to win the Kitchen Aid mixer giveaway...). Definitely check it out.
But onto the more important stuff at hand. Pictures and recipe. Please buy bananas and leave them out today so you can make these this weekend. It's a really easy recipe!!
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (www.babylovingmama.com)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt or sour cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used minis)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt (or sour cream) and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened
Fold in bananas and choc chips.
Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups almost to the top.
Bake at 350 for 22-25 min until toothpick comes out clean
I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients just for another layer of flavor. I might add more next time. Experiment and feel free to add chopped walnuts or another nut!
I think I will go have another.....
What's your favorite banana dessert? Please feel free to share here!
Chow for now! :)