Thursday, March 01, 2007

Muffin Monday - Banana Chocolate Chip

I saw an announcement on Is My Blog Burning? for a one off event called Muffin Monday hosted by Elena of experiments and I thought to myself - hey something I can actually do! Instead of using Elena's basic recipe I went with something from one of my trusted recipe books. Only thing was that I didn't have any eggs. Did I let that stop me? No way! I decided to go for a banana muffin recipe because I figured that the bananas would do a fine job of keeping the muffins moist. While I didn't try the finished product myself as I'm restricting my intake of sweet stuff, my co-workers all pronounced the muffins "yummy". I know you'd be disappointed if I hadn't played around with the dairy and I haven't let you down today. I had some left over lite evaporated milk in the fridge so used half a cup of that together with half a cup of non fat milk. Whether that made any difference to the finished product I'll never know. Also, I took Lis's suggestion of adding some cinnamon to the mix. One taster commented on it so it must have been a pleasant addition.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Adapted from Simon and Alison Holst's 100 Muffins and Slices cookbook
Makes 12 muffins

100 grams (3 1/2 oz) butter, melted
2-3 ripe bananas (you need approx 1 cup)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large bowl mix together melted butter, mashed banana, vanilla essence and milk
In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and chocolate chips
Tip the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined
Do not overmix or else you will end up with tough, peak topped muffins
Spoon into prepared muffin pan
Bake in a preheated 220 C/430 F oven for 10-12 minutes
Leave in muffin pan for 5 minutes before turning out to cool on a wire rack


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Sure does look good enough to scarf down with plenty of smiles.

Freya said...

Look delicious! Can you send some of them my way?

Lis said...

Bananas & chocolate - can it get any better?? They look nummy! Am sorry you didn't get any - but am so proud of you for your willpower! :D


elena said...

One of the best combinations in the world! Bananas and Chocolate - you can't go wrong! Can life get any better?! Healthy and delicious! Thank you for your wonderful contribution to Muffin Monday!

barbie2be said...

hey, i just made chocolate chip banana nut bread last night! :)

Peabody said... all things banana. What a way to start the day with one of these.