Monday, February 22, 2010
Banana chip muffins
This one is so easy and so good you'll soon be calling it one of your go-to baking recipes. It's definitely one of those things that I can pretend is healthy while satisfying my need for something sweet. Plus it's kid-friendly.
Here's what you need:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of softened butter
6 ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 cups of butterscotch or chocolate chips, depending on your preference
In a bowl, mash the bananas and mix in the beaten egg and vanilla. Set aside.
In another bowl, measure out your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon) and whisk until well-blended.
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the banana mixture and blend thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients, mix well. Stir in the chips by hand.
Pour into paper-lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 24 muffins.
I very often cut this recipe in half, especially if I only have a couple of over-ripe bananas on hand. You can also pour the batter into parchment lined loaf pans (the full recipe makes two loaves) and bake for about 50 minutes. Enjoy!