Remember my Oreo Cupcakes, by the way? The students gobbled them up, ordering 2 at a time with their meals. They were a hit! So for tomorrow, I have a new treat for them: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. They like bananas a lot, and they also requested for desserts and snacks they can carry out and eat in class, seems like a good idea to indulge them.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
1/2 cup butter, melted
3-4 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
makes 12 muffins
Peel bananas and place them in a large bowl. Mash.
Beat in the eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
Add the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt with the banana mixture and beat until smooth.
Fold in as many chocolate chips as your heart desires or your diet allows. I didn't put a lot in the batter because I'll also put some on top of the muffins.
Line your muffin tins with muffin liners and fill them with batter until the rim. You'll want them to mushroom on top when they're done. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top if you want (I did).
Bake at a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the muffin tops are golden brown. Wait about 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a tray to cool, so that the muffin tops avoid sticking to the tin.
I'd like to think that these muffins are healthier than other banana muffins out there, in spite of the chocolate chips present. I don't use banana extract because that crap is evil, only fresh, ripe bananas. Also, I tried putting less sugar in them, letting the natural sweetness of the bananas and chocolate chips do their magic.
So there you have my slight employment. Now, to enjoy a muffin with Fitzgerald before I head to bed and get up early for tomorrow's work. I'll be working with the food in ASMPH most days, mornings until 2 PM, so if you're around the area, feel free to drop by and have a bite.
In other news, C.J. from Food Stories shared my story on her blog on how I started baking for myself! You can read it here, and make sure you check out her recipes for delicious and healthy meals!