Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Being back in the States for a couple weeks at sea level seemed like the perfect excuse for baking – no worries about elevation in Indiana!  There were some bananas browning in the kitchen, so I decided to whip up some banana muffins, with a little help from my three-year-old niece, Mikaela.

Fresh out of the oven!

Fresh out of the oven!

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Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Makes about 1 dozen muffins

Ingredients:

1/2 cups butter, softened

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (2 – 4 medium)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup white flour

1 cup wheat flour

 1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 Instructions:

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, bananas, and vanilla.  

Combine the flours, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. 

Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. 

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.  Serve warm, if possible.

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Getting ready to mash!

Getting ready to mash!

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Nanners

My little masher

My little masher

Helping crack eggs

Helping crack eggs

My dad's homemade vanilla

My dad’s homemade vanilla

(If you don’t have brown sugar like I didn’t, you can just add a little bit of molasses to white sugar to make brown sugar.)

Butter, sugar with a little molasses, and eggs

Butter, sugar with a little molasses, and eggs

Mixing the bananas in

Mixing the bananas in

Mikaela (too) vigorously sifting the flour

Mikaela (too) vigorously sifting the flour

Folding the chocolate chips in

Folding the chocolate chips in

Mmmm… even the batter is good

Mmmm… even the batter is good

Ready to go in the oven

Ready to go in the oven

Enjoying an aunt-neice moment (pictures are a tad blurry because I used my iPad)

Enjoying an aunt-neice moment (pictures are a tad blurry because I used my iPad)

Helping wash up!

Helping wash up!

Mmmm...

Mmmm…

Banana Chocolate-chip Muffin

Banana Chocolate-chip Muffin

Mikaela enjoying one...

Mikaela enjoying one…

…and sharing one with her brother Zacharay!

…and sharing one with her brother Zachary!

Delicious!

Delicious!

Original recipe from TasteOfHome.com

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