Saturday, January 30, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These were devoured!


Unfortunately I don't have any exciting stories to share this time. I have been pretty busy at work lately. As most of you know, I am an auditor and this is my busiest time of year. For those of you who don't know, auditors don't do taxes. I am a CPA, but I don't do taxes. Auditors don't do taxes. People assume I am busy this time of year because tax season. I know it should not annoy me that the general public assumes I am busy doing taxes, but it does. For those of you are are still interested, I took just as many law classes as I took tax classes and I am not a law expert nor do people assume I am. This also means I am not a tax expert. So to conclude, I am really busy at work this time of year and it is not because I am doing taxes.

Anyway, back on topic. This past week I made Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and they were devoured. This recipe only makes a dozen and within the first three hours of baking them four were eaten and only by two people. I actually hate bananas, so I was not one of those people, but I was told they were incredible. I took the rest to work and they vanished. So this time you can't take my word for it, but you can take Zack's. He says if you like bananas you should make these muffins!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
recipe from Baked Perfection

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas*, mashed
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup butter melted
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease or line 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a second bowl beat together bananas, sugars, vanilla, egg, and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. In a small bowl mix together the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon flour (this will prevent the chocolate chips from sinking). Stir the chocolate chips into the batter. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops of each muffin with turbinado sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

*Bakers note - My bananas were not ripe when I made these muffins. If you are in the same situation, just pop the peeled bananas in the microwave for 30 seconds and they will be ready for mashing.

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