Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Muffin, Man!

< Muffin cups always make me happy- need to find some in a fall theme! >

I love baking.  There is something so calming and therapeutic about it.  And while one's cooking is not always a great hit every time (in my experience), most of the time, baked goods are a hit.  While I was hoping to make some pumpkin treats, the bananas sitting in my kitchen were calling out to be used in a baking excursion.  Thus, a very nice morning treat came to mind, and I decided to whip up this recipe.  Mmm, now I am looking forward to warm muffins on these cool fall mornings!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

1 stick butter, softened (or 1/2 c. butter)
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sour cream
2 bananas, mashed well
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Paper muffin cups

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners.2. Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer. Add eggs and mix well.
3. Dissolve baking soda in the sour cream. Let it "rise" for a minute, then add it to the butter and egg mixture. Mix well with beater on medium speed. Add bananas and blend in.
4. Add flour and baking powder together. Mix in thoroughly, but no longer than necessary. Add vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Fill muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 dozen.

 < Butter and sugar >

 < Mix in eggs with butter and sugar >

 < Add chocolate chips as the last step >

< All ready for the oven! >

< Ta-da!  It'll be muffin mornings for a while! >

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