Friday, December 28, 2007

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

There's something about chocolate and banana...such a good pair. I (or in this case R) make this recipe, from The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook, of banana chocolate chip muffins (see small variation at botton of picture, above, for muffin-specific directions; click to enlarge) about twice a year and it never fails me (or, rather, I never fail it).

Here are the ingredients and instructions below:

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups of mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together bananas, butter, milk and eggs:

Pour flour mixture and stir just until blended.

Although the recipe says to add chocolate chips with the dry mixture, I add them at the end. This may result in me over-mixing my batter, but it still tastes good.

Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and tops are firm to the touch. Makes 12 muffins.

Because it's important for my muffins to be well-travelled, I took this one on the flight...Unfortunately, the only destination it made it to was R's stomach.



giz said...

I happened to have 4 bananas going wonky so decided to try this recipe. So easy to make and the result was terrific. My muffin tins must be smaller than yours - I actually got 20 muffins out of this recipe - which I quickly froze - these go down so well with a hot cup of anything. Thanks for the great recipe.

Anonymous said...

Nice looking muffins - poerfect for an air canada flight (I would recognize that chair back anywhere! LOL)

JustMe said...

hmm.. never heard of such a muffin. but great idea. the two are a great pair.

PG said...

giz - thanks for the endorsement!

jerry - you need something to cheer you up with (and to keep yourself from going hungry) when flying with Air Canada. Might as well be chocolate.

justme - well, you can't go wrong with banana and chocolate.

Namratha said...

I made these for the Taste & Create, they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

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