Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mom's chocolate chip banana muffins

Copyright law regarding recipes is really interesting - see?

My mom made these often when my sisters and I were young. She submitted the recipe to my elementary school anniversary cookbook back in the mid-90s, and it's in there with her name, so I'm attributing it to her.

Chocolaty Banana Muffins

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
300 g pkg chocolate chips 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl whisk together oil, sugar and egg. Stir in mashed bananas and 1/2 of the chocolate chips. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into the banana mixture just to moisten. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips evenly over top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

This recipe seems pretty flexible. I've been replacing some of the flour with whole wheat and cutting way down on the chocolate to make it a little more "healthy snack" and a little less "dessert". Today I threw in a teeny package of walnuts. I'm sure you could throw in all kinds of stuff. The dough doubles easily, and the baked muffins freeze well. 

1 comment :

Meghan said...

Oh wow, I just had the biggest flashback to eating banana chocolate chip muffins at my babysitter's house after school! Greatest thing was when they were still warm and the chocolate was melty and hot... drool.