Sunday, September 13, 2009

What's Cooking Sunday / Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

muffin glamour shot

Who hasn't let a bunch of bananas get so so ripe that they practically mash themselves when you pick them up? Before leaving for vacation, I put a pretty ripe bunch in the fridge so I wouldn't have to come home to a puddle on the kitchen counter. When we got home they were intact, though mighty soft. For breakfast I made a batch of these muffins and we ripped through them so fast that I made another batch this week!

Just a note: these banana muffins taste best when the bananas used are good and black, but not to the alcohol stage.

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins
serves 12
preheat oven to 400 degrees

1-3/4 C all purpose flour
1/4 C sugar
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

1 egg, beaten
1/3 C vegetable oil
1/2 C skim milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 C mashed banana (about 3 bananas)

1/2 C chopped walnuts
2 oz miniature chocolate chips

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray or line with papers.

In large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk together. Make a well in the center and set aside.

In small bowl, combine the wet ingredients well and pour all at once into the center of the dry ingredients. Mix quickly with as little stirring as possible. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.

Divide the batter evenly in the muffin tin and bake 20-25 minutes until golden. Check with a toothpick for doneness. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Mmmmm... yummy!


somepinkflowers said...


i'll take 2, please!
be a lamb
and send them
on that sweet blue plate...


which i would do my best
to return ♥

Snap said...

The Shibori Cookbook is back! This looks and sounds wonderful. I can smell them baking! :D :D

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh oh Ms Kate, you have hit the mother lode! Firstly, yes, we have those bananas, we have those bananas todaaayyyyy! So i can make this recipe in *real time*!!
Second, be still my chocolate chip lovin, banana craving, muffin chompin heart!
LOL Shibori cookbook it IS!!!!
Rhonda Roo Happy Customer

rochambeau said...

Sounds yum and looks good.
Thank you for the recipe!
Happy Sunday Kate!


lori vliegen said...

these look yummy, although i'm not a huge fan of bananas....but if i add enough chocolate chips, i'm sure i could balance out the taste in no time!! :))

Fete et Fleur said...

OH!!!! YUMMY!! Me want some!!!


LW said...

Oh my, these do look good….
I love muffins…..


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

These sound so bananas and chocolate together.