Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip muffins on katys kitchen

So I must admit when I tried to make this for the blog a few weeks ago I used baking soda instead of the baking powder.....fatal mistake. I've been eating these for years because my best friend Elyse's mom always makes them when I visit her. No matter what I do, I can't seem to make them quite the same way that she does but they are still pretty darn good. I finally had two ripe bananas again and these really cute muffin cups so I decided to make these as an "It's almost the weekend, get through your last day of class!" treat. Let me know what you think!
1 1/2 c flour
2/3 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 c (about 2) large ripe mashed bananas
1 large egg
1 stick of melted butter
1/4 c milk
3/4 (about half a bag) mini* semisweet chocolate chips
*For some reason they are much more moist with mini! Way better.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a twelve cup muffin pan with (adorable) muffin liners.
2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt).
3. Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Afterwards, add the mashed bananas, egg, and milk.
4. Stir the wet banana mixture in with the dry. The key to good muffins is to not over mix, so before you add the chocolate chips it's ok if theres still some noticeable flour.
5. Add the mini chocolate chips. 
6. Spoon the batter into the 12 muffin liners. Sometimes I have a little extra left, don't overfill them too much.
7. Bake muffins around 28-32 minutes. You want them to be slightly golden and a toothpick to come out clean, but it can be easy for them to dry out if you leave them in too long.
8. Enjoy!

Remember: baking is a science! You have to be much more precise than with cooking. And make sure you do your research before substituting ingredients. 

Pictures for help:

  adding wet ingredients to dry                         
Left: Add wet ingredients to dry. Right: Final product before pan.
Muffin before the oven
Am I the only one that can tell raw that these are going to be delicious?
cute muffin tin liner        
Cute Cute Cute

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