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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Michael bought a big bunch of bananas the other day and didn't finish them all before they got too ripe. I was surprised when he asked me if I could make banana bread. I thought about it but decided since I'd been on such a bread kick lately to ask if he'd prefer muffins instead.

What we agreed upon was Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. These wonderful muffins are dense and moist like banana bread with chocolate chips throughout. The addition of some very subtle spice gives them a great flavor.

These turned out to be a hit at the Animal Inn this morning. He took several to work and Nora ended up taking the leftovers home with her. They were both thrilled with the flavor.

These muffins are really easy to do and come together quickly. I did them in between Michael cooking supper yesterday evening. If you don't have 3 medium bananas, then two large ones do just as well. Just remember, you want really nice sort of mushy bananas for this so that your batter has a great banana flavor but remains smooth.

: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
: Moist and delicious! Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 3-4 tbs. chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly coat a large 6 muffin tin with cooking spray and line with paper liners.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mash bananas on low speed until smooth.
  4. Add in egg, milk, granulated sugar, and brown sugar and mix until combined.
  5. Add flour and remaining dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, place equal amounts of batter into muffin cups.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool slightly in pan, then remove to wire rack.

Add 2-3 tbs. of walnuts if desired.
Up to 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour may be substituted for a more whole grain version.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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