Monday, May 30, 2011

Muffin Monday - Chocolate Banana Muffins

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It's Memorial Day here in the U.S., and that means the Papa is home from work and here to enjoy today's muffins fresh from the oven. :) Later this morning we'll be off to attend a Memorial Day observance at Territorial Park in Amboy. And in good old American style, we'll enjoy a BBQ dinner of chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, and watermelon - yum!

If you're looking for some info on the history of Memorial Day or perhaps some ideas on how to celebrate with your children, has some great ideas.

Before we get to this week's muffin, I have to tell you that these are simply amazing! Like the Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins we shared back in March, these are definitely a good excuse to enjoy dessert for breakfast -- we did. :)

Today's recipe comes to us from an old Martha Stewart holiday baking magazine I discovered on our cookbook shelf. Our regular "healthier version" substitutions include whole wheat pastry flour and less sugar (3/4 c. rather than 1 1/4 cup). Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Muffins
makes 12

1/4 c. butter, melted
3 ripe bananas
1.5 t. real vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 c. buttermilk
1.5 c. whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c. organic cane sugar (or white sugar)
3/4 c. cocoa powder
2 1/4 t. aluminum free baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil).

2. Measure flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and stir together.

3. In a medium bowl, smash bananas (I used my electric mixer); mix in eggs, then stir in vanilla, buttermilk, and butter.

4. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (don't over mix your muffins!).

5. Fill prepared muffin cups; cups will be full.

6. Bake about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

7. Cool slightly in pan; carefully remove muffins to wire rack.

8. Enjoy!

Bon appetit!

We'd 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 21st installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 30 more to come, stay tuned...)

Today's Muffin Monday post is being shared at: Mouthwatering Monday, Healthy Home Economist, Muffin Monday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Far Above Rubies, 2 Maids a Baking, Traditional Tuesday, Healthy Wednesday, Real Food Wednesdays, Living Well Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Feasting in Fellowship Friday, Home & Family Friday, Sweets for a Saturday, and Savory Sunday


  1. I bet these are wonderfully moist sounds yummy come see me at and see what I shared

  2. Anonymous6/02/2011

    Im sure this is great.I love Banana cake and turning it into a chocolate muffin makes it really yummy...I am craving!

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  4. Love chocolate AND bananas! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday!

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  7. These look great! I did something similar once and added walnuts. Love all your muffins but stil need to choose one to make! Thanks for linking up with Healthy 2day Wednedays! Look forward to this weeks muffins!


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