Monday, August 1, 2011
Muffin Monday - Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Baked fruit has never really been the Papa's thing. He's willingly tried and enjoyed each and every muffin we've baked this year (including the ones baked with raspberries, blueberries, apples, and strawberries), but last week we hit the wall. As much as we pleaded (oh come on, they're really good...), he simply wouldn't try even one tiny bite of last week's Delicious Peachy Muffins which were, well, delicious.
To make up for it, we baked a batch of these on Saturday morning so he could enjoy them fresh from the oven...
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
makes 16 -18 muffins
1 3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. organic cane sugar (white sugar will work)
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
3 extra ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. coconut oil or butter, melted
1 t. real vanilla
3/4 c. quality mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil) or line with paper baking cups.
Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips into a mixing bowl; stir with a whisk to blend.
Mash bananas using an electric mixer.
Add egg, yogurt, vanilla, and melted fat of choice (we used coconut oil this time).
Tip: Slowly melt your butter or coconut oil over low heat ahead of time so it's not too hot; this way it won't harden when you add it into your batter...
Add banana mixture to dry ingredients stirring only until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!
Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. We've discovered that using an ice cream scoop works perfectly!
Bake muffins for 15 - 20 minutes; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. (Ours were ready at 17 min.)
Cool slightly before removing muffins to a wire rack.
AnnaLynn and I would love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)
This is the 30th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. There are 21 more to come, stay tuned... And yes, we realize 30 plus 21 does not equal 52. You'll have to read our first Muffin Monday post if you want to know why we're missing one. :)
Today's Muffin Monday post is being shared here: Mouthwatering Monday, Muffin Monday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Home Sweet Farm, Far Above Rubies, 2 Maids a Baking, Living Well Wednesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Frugal Food Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday