Friday, August 1, 2008

Simple Bakes: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We missed last months Simple Bakes' recipe: Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

But, we're back on the Simple Bakes bandwagon with this month's recipe:

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients (check the bottom right portion of my sidebar for the Culinarty Converter)

3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
250g plain flour
100g caster sugar
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g dark/milk chocolate (white chocolate or butterscotch chips/morsels)

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan oven/gas mark 6 and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.

Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment.Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.

Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.

Fold in the chocolate morsels, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

I made a double recipe and made the 2nd portion into a loaf. I put it in the oven for about 45-50 minutes (until tester comes out clean).

Giz was shocked when I told her what I did with the loaf...

I took it to a knitting group meeting. I know - it sounds kind of old ladyish. But it's not - I swear. It's a group of women ranging from about 25-35. I'm working on a scarf for R. He picked out the wool - which may explain the colour:

After I finish this scarf, which is actually the only thing I can knit, I'm going to try to learn how to knit a touque. StumbleUpon


grace said...

hey now--i'm 25 and i love to knit! i refuse to believe that there's anything old-ladyish about it. :)
meanwhile, i'd love a muffin slathered with peanut butter, thank you very much. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn to knit! Go you! And I think I'm going to make those muffins (the loaf version) today! I have everything on hand, and my kids will love it! :)

Maria♥ said...

Your muffins look great and the loaf version is excellent!

Thanks for taking part in this months bake.


Rosie said...

WOW what great muffins and I adore the idea of a loaf version too!

Many thanks for partaking in this month’s SSB bake :)

Rosie x

OhioMom said...

Looks delish, like the idea of a loaf also.

LOL at the "old ladyish" comment ...

Little Old Lady who doesn't know how to knit :)

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Great idea about the loaf. Next time I'll make double and do the same - this is definitely one I'll be baking again!

giz said...

Pretty impressive on both counts. The muffins look great and the picture is really good. Can I put in my order for a touque to match my scarf (once you figure out how to make it :)

Arundathi said...

that looks delicious!! and what a great idea to make a loaf!

Chawanmushi said...

I totally agree that the muffins are great and to make them into a loaf is even better :-)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Nice loaf version! Knitting is the in thing to do. I wish i could knit!

Anonymous said...

These are my favorite types of muffins. I adore them! It's just the perfect combo of ingredients.

And the knitting, good for you, I need to learn.

Adam said...

I love the muffins. Bananas and chocolate go so well together. I'd save those for great first impressions, or interrogating someone. I would sing like a canary for one of those muffins :)

kat said...

you all are killing me with these muffins all over the internet ;)
Knitting is a fabulous hobby! I ran a knitting group in San Francisco that met every week at a bar to knit & we were not old ladies. Keep it up, its almost as fun as cooking

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

They look really yummy!

You're good feeling was right. I got the job. And they want me to work in the kitchen as well as at the counter! :) I start Monday!

sefa firdaus said...

they look yummy!

i wish i can knit :(

Anonymous said...

It looks so nice and crusty. I like how dense it looks. Must've been delicious.

Unknown said...

loved the last picture of the cake... Muffins looks great!!

Ivy said...

I only yesterday learned the difference between muffins and cupcakes so I couldn't submit my recipe which was cupcakes (lol). I used to knit ages ago but have forgotten everything now.

Deeba PAB said...

I'm onto 40, but I've loved knitting for ages. It's another thing that I havent knitted in a while, but I find the clcikety-click of needles very therapeutic too. Great muffins BTW...gotta try the version with oil soon. Mine have butter...cheers

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