Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday! Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, with Coconut!



Confession:  I am not a huge fan of bananas, but I find myself buying them from time to time, hoping that one of these days, my taste buds will have changed. The funny thing though, is that I like bananas in some things, but not typically on their own. I'm the same way with tomatoes, but that is another story.


Over the weekend, I bought three bananas, and last night, they seemed to be at peek ripeness, so I decided to turn them into muffins. I also had half a bag of chocolate chips, so naturally, those needed to be added. 


I followed this recipe, for the most part.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 1/3-cup muffin cups with foil muffin liners. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter and milk in medium bowl. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients just until blended (do not overmix). Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops are pale golden and tester inserted into center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no crumbs, about 32 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.



The recipe said it yields 12 muffins, but I got about 18 out of it! 


I also added some shredded coconut, for fun. Also, I added a spoonful of chia seeds and wheat germ, to made them healthier  ;)









They're delicious! I may have had one or two for "desert" last night, and then another two for breakfast this morning! I always like to cut muffins in half, warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds or so, and then add a dab of butter. Then, a cup of tea, and you have a bit of perfection right there! 


How do you prefer your muffins? Are you baking anything this week?








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