Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

         I love muffins..they are a quick breakfast or snack on the go, they freeze well and they come in so many varities that you can't get bored with them :) I had two seriously ripe banana's that needed to be used before they went bad and decided that a chocolate chip banana muffin was in order!

       Banana's make everything so moist and they really shined through in this muffin and I loved the addition of the chocolate chips..So did my 3 guys. This recipe makes between 6 and 8 muffins so they were gone in no time in my house!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
3/4 cup Mashed Ripe Banana's (1-2 medium)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour..I used all white
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/4-1/2 cup Miniature Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 or 180 celcius. Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt;set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar with an electic mixer. Beat in egg, banana's and vanilla extract. Beat in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill cups 3/4 full with batter and bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm if desired. They are great once they have cooled all the way down aswell.

Yield: 6-8 muffins
Source: Taste of Home