Sunday, September 22, 2013

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

It's been absolutely beautiful here lately signaling the onset of my favorite time of the year, fall and that puts me in the baking mood.  I completely avoided the oven this summer.

I've been busy in the kitchen lately making new things.  It's been fun to experiment with different ingredients.

I had a few mushy bananas to use up so I went to the computer in search of a recipe.  I found an easy recipe for banana-chocolate chip muffins.  Normally I like nuts in my banana muffins, adding the mini chips got the chocolate lovers in my house buzzing!
     
These muffins were easy and delicious, perfect for breakfast or a yummy snack! 

So what have you been up to?  Have you been baking lately?

Ingredients 
2 cups flour 
3/4 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup butter, softened 
2 large eggs 
3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed 
1/2 cup canola oil 
1 tsp vanilla 
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips(you can add more if you like)

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Line muffin tray with paper liners.  Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a mixing bowl.  Stir in sugar.  In a separate bowl, using a whisk, lightly beat eggs and butter.  Stir in oil.  Add to dry ingredients, along with mashed banana.  Using a wooden spoon, gently mix ingredients until combined. Stir in choc chips. *Don't over mix the mixture or the muffins will be tough.  Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin liners.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until firm on top when lightly touched.  Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

Recipe adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/

32 comments:

  1. Yum. Michaela just recently posted a GF version of these I would love to try. Loving this weather (except the downpour yesterday, LOL).

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  2. Looks yummy once again and I love how you styled the photos too.

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  3. My sister said I should send a care package to my nephew who just left for collage. I was trying to think of something to make this could fit the bill!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  4. The weather is gorgeous here too. I like baking more than cooking, but I'm fighting the battle of the bulge right now. These muffins sound delicious and have two things that I love chocolate and bananas. Yummy. I'm going to file this for future reference.

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  5. Looks yummy! Lovin' that pink cake plate with the black and white backdrop. I haven't done any baking lately but October and November are big bake months in our household!

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  6. These muffins look super delicious :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. I'm not one for cooking but I do love to bake and only in the fall and winter. I will definitely be giving this recipe a go.

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  8. They look delicious Brandi! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  9. I love chocolate chip banana bread, and this looks just as yummy! I haven't really gotten into the full force baking that comes with the fall and winter months, but the air is just starting to change out here so I am getting in the mood for sure! :) take care Brandi!

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  10. It looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. Brandi I love these look awesome!!!
    Im following you!
    xo

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  12. Thank you so much for your kind message and dear wishes for me, on my blog today.
    Your muffins looks so yummy and tasty.
    Greetings, Dorthe

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  13. November is the birthday of my daughter. I was thinking of making some muffins and had no income. Fortunately, you gave this excellent tip. I'll try to do them before so I'll can to be a expert when the date of the party comes.

    :)

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  14. These look so good!! Love baking in fall! You photos are awesome too!!

    Laura
    House envy

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  15. Brandi, I love your pictures they are beautiful and love how your chocolate chip muffins look against the pink :-) they look delicious & I start baking in Fall too; warms up the house nicely! :-)

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  16. Dear Brandi, Great way to use the banana's.
    I love these with coffee! and a little cream cheese.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  17. Looks and sounds yummy! Will def be trying these!

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  18. I just might not eat these because your presentation is so pretty! It's the season for baking and they do look so delicious! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  19. These look so delicious, Brandi! These are the types of things I miss since having to go gluten free several years ago. You just can not find baked goods that taste like those with wheat flour. I've come close, but I still remember what the "regular" type tastes like!

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  20. oh I have all of these ingredients! making them now!

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  21. oh I have all of these ingredients! making them now!

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  22. These look incredible Brandi! I haven't baked in forever but I'd love to try to make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  23. Funny, I made banana loaf last Sunday with chocolate chips too! Although mine wasn;t from scratch - used Trader Joe's mix and added fresh bananas and chocolate chips!Super moist and yum! Must try yours Brandi!

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  24. It's always a toss up around here; nuts or chips. We don't enjoy Banana Muffins as much if they have both. (strange I know:) I'm always in favor of chips because, hey, a girl just needs bits of chocolate every now and again when she's trying to get her daily serving of fruits, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Brandi. Your muffins look heavenly!

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  25. Oh Brandi, I wish I had one of those delicious muffins for my breakfast right now! YUM!

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  26. Would you believe I don't eat chocolate at all? :)

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  27. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog =) these look super yummy, thanks for the recipe!!!

    XO, Adropofbliss.com

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  28. these look delish! love chocolate chips with banana bread and love your cute pink plate over the black & white napkins :)

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  29. This looks absolutely delightful! I'll have to make it!

    I've been hooked on pear bread. I found the recipe on Pinterest and it has been my baking addiction this fall!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  30. Just a quick update, this was a huge hit in my house and I've gotten the request to make it again this weekend!!!

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